[CentOS-docs] A Question of Style

Wed Dec 24 16:06:34 UTC 2014
PatrickD Garvey <patrickdgarveyt at gmail.com>

On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 7:05 PM, PatrickD Garvey <patrickdgarveyt at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Brian Stinson <bstinson at ksu.edu> wrote:
>> On Dec 23 17:05, PatrickD Garvey wrote:
>> > Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. I'm glad you appear
>> to
>> > understand this was not directed at you personally.
>> Certainly no offense was taken here. I'm thankful for people like you
>> who are looking out for understandability.
>> >
>> > I'm a retired System Administrator. Part of my job was being a
>> professional
>> > paranoid about user credentials. At most of the companies where I
>> worked,
>> > loss or sharing  of the company phone book was a firing offense. I
>> imagine
>> > that is the source of our difference of opinion.
>> With my documentation writer hat on, I can say that I wrote my page that
>> way out of convenience (rather hastily I might add :) and in the absence
>> of official style guidelines it was easiest to copy directly from the
>> screen. Perhaps we can adopt some of the guidelines suggested downthread
>> by Karsten that will make things more clear. In the meantime I'll work
>> on generalizing the centpkg page.
>> --Brian
> Excellent! Thank you.
> One page at a time is as fast as we can work.

That's interesting. It appears this exchange is having trouble reaching the
centos-docs archive even though
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-docs/2014-December/005463.html has
been archived. I wonder what could have happened.
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