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Re: Debian WWW CVS: joy

On Sun, Dec 10, 2000 at 04:24:16PM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > CVSROOT:	/cvs/webwml
> > Module name:	webwml
> > Changes by:	joy	00/12/10 07:46:18
> > 
> > Modified files:
> > 	english/mirror : submit.wml 
> > 
> A few things to consider.
> Instances of UK were changed to 'GB Great Britain'. UK was used,
> because a few people from England preferred it. If you want,
> 'UK United Kingdom' could be used.

The `GB' is unfortunate... I thought we should stick to the ISO standard.

>   Sites should be listed under the name they should be listed under
> was changed to
>   You should submit sites named the way they should be listed under
> Both are awkward and confusing,

The latter seemed less awkward and confusing to me :) I know that when I
first read that sentence years ago I couldn't figure out what was meant by
it. YMMV.

> but overuse of 'you' should be avoided.

Is that bad style? It seems to me that using 'you' makes the page more
personal, and being impersonal is a common objection against the pages :)

> How about the following:
>   The entry for 'Site:' should use the name under which the mirror

The entry should _use_? Perhaps this:

  The 'Site:' field should contain the name under which the mirror

>   will be listed, with other names listed under Aliases.

s/will be/should get/ because the submitter says what should be the entry,
not necessarily what will be.

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