[OS X TeX] Re: List of feature requests on this list

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Thu Mar 27 08:00:07 EDT 2008

Actually, I've sent this to the List, regardless of the opposite intention 
not to clutter the List with extra email.


On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

> Alain, hope for your apologies if you would prefer me sending this email to 
> the TeX on Mac OS X Mailing *List* instead directly to you. You know better 
> the list courtesy, so feel free to forward this message, partly or entirely, 
> to the list.
> I think that that momentous psychological effect was triggered by the 
> accidental combination of several things, each of which is correct by itself: 
> warning, capitals, and the expression "this list". We know that it refers to 
> the list of requested features, but the email is in the setting of the 
> Mailing List.
> Despite the two occurrences of the word "list" in the subject line, which do 
> point to two different usages of the word "list",  there is that passing 
> thought "What is happening to the List?!", esp., in the context of the recent 
> renewal of the List.
> The right wordings are up to you (I am, after all, far lesser
> native EN speaker than you), but perhaps something like
>>  This list is absolutely not an alternative to making requests at
> The following list of (TeXShop) feature requests is absolutely not ...
> OR
> The following (TeXShop) feature requests are absolutely not an alternative to 
> making requests at
> OR
> We have collected, up to now, the following (TeXShop) feature requests, which 
> absolutely do not replace making requests at
> May be the word TeXShop should be skipped; but perhaps it is good to be in 
> the warning for clearness, if indeed this is about TeXShop features, as I 
> have understood it.
> Roussanka
>>  http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=155796&atid=797241 (This thread
>>  started as a way to gauge the importance accorded to wishes on this list
>>  but, while "voting" didn't seem to generate much interest, "keeping track"
>>  seems to have.)
>>  Regards
>>  --schremmer

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