[OS X TeX] Re: List of feature requests on this list
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 ...
> The following (TeXShop) feature requests are absolutely not an alternative to
> making requests at
> 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.
>> 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.)
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