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Peter Evans
post Aug 25 2006, 02:15 AM
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Darin, pandy, Christian J and occasionally myself will all be moderating the new forums. (Thanks very much to pandy and Christian for helping us get where we are over the last month with testing and feedback).


The WDG is a select group indeed, but I wonder if pandy and Christian J might be invited to join.

While I'm in the mood. . . .

:The WDG officially has no preference for browser type, screen resolution, HTML publishing tool or any other means by which HTML may be incorrectly manipulated.

"Incorrectly" looks a bit out of place there.

:Non-browser Specific, Non-resolution Specific

These are easily misread as two kinds of specificity. Actually you're after two kinds of non-specificity. "non-browser-specific, non-resolution-specific"?

:Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet

What was previously his site has since been taken over by a domain squatter.

:The members of the WDG colaborate virtually

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post Aug 25 2006, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE(Peter Evans @ Aug 25 2006, 02:15 AM) *

The WDG is a select group indeed, but I wonder if pandy and Christian J might be invited to join.

Well, I don't have a crystal ball, but we certainly feel like pandy and Christian are part of the official team now that they are moderators. They have contributed to the HTMLHelp community for a long time and they have, and will, certainly contribute to the new forums. These are all great steps.

Before we ever do that, of course, they'll both have to reveal their true identities to the world! ninja.gif

QUOTE(Peter Evans @ Aug 25 2006, 02:15 AM) *

:The WDG officially has no preference for browser type, screen resolution, HTML publishing tool or any other means by which HTML may be incorrectly manipulated.

"Incorrectly" looks a bit out of place there.

Well, I'm not sure what a better word for it is. HTML is manipulated by web authors every day, but we only care about when they "cheat".

QUOTE(Peter Evans @ Aug 25 2006, 02:15 AM) *

:Non-browser Specific, Non-resolution Specific

These are easily misread as two kinds of specificity. Actually you're after two kinds of non-specificity. "non-browser-specific, non-resolution-specific"?

At first I wasn't getting it... but now I see the extra - in there and you're right, it does make a readability difference. This is fixed.

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Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet
What was previously his site has since been taken over by a domain squatter.

WOW! I can't believe you caught that and Arnoud never did. Actually that was my fault... I accidentally gave him a .com instead of a .net. But I fixed it thanks to you. smile.gif

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The members of the WDG colaborate virtually

collaborate

That spelling error may well be 10 years old! I'm tempted to keep it for nostalgia purposes. wink.gif But I fixed it anyway.

You are a machine! Keep up the great work and I'll keep fixing stuff!

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QUOTE(John Pozadzides @ Aug 25 2006, 12:15 PM) *
. . . we certainly feel like pandy and Christian are part of the official team now that they are moderators. They have contributed to the HTMLHelp community for a long time and they have, and will, certainly contribute to the new forums. These are all great steps.

Before we ever do that, of course, they'll both have to reveal their true identities to the world!


Funny you should say that, in connection with:

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You are a machine!


That's my cover blown. . . .
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post Aug 26 2006, 02:09 AM
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Or not, since I wasn't logged in.

Gosh, I missed an opportunity to spam horny eighteen-year-old sluts [let's see if you have any nannyware working] or whatever it is that the spammers are pushing on that other forum associated with this site. I thought registration was compulsory; if it isn't, it should be. (And with some delay system, and limit on the number of IDs issued per IP number per day, etc, etc).

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The Web Design Group was formed to promote the use of valid and creative HTML documents. The WDG officially has no preference for browser type, screen resolution, HTML publishing tool or any other means by which HTML may be incorrectly manipulated.


I now see what you're after, but it wasn't obvious. How about something like:

The Web Design Group was formed to promote the use of valid and creative HTML documents that can be read using any device. It does not push any particular software, screen resolution, etc., although it may express reasoned preferences where appropriate.

I mean, I want the right to continue to say that Microsoft's "save as HTML" option sucks. (I'm agnostic. I'll say the same thing for OpenOffices's analogous option.)

I like the "Lo-Fi" version of this BBS; pity that I don't seem to be able to use it when I'm posting.

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post Aug 26 2006, 09:14 AM
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QUOTE(Peter Evans @ Aug 26 2006, 02:09 AM) *
I thought registration was compulsory; if it isn't, it should be.

Registration IS mandatory. Only the Assistance board will allow anon posting because if someone is having trouble creating a login they need a place to get some help...

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I like the "Lo-Fi" version of this BBS; pity that I don't seem to be able to use it when I'm posting.

I've heard that a few times now. wink.gif Unfortunatly Invision seems to have only intended to use the Lo-Fi version for search engine purposes. And I don't have the time or skill to mod the board to allow the use of said version for posting.

Having said that, at some point I will try to find the time to install an additional "skin" for the board which would be similar to the Lo-Fi and allow users to choose their skin preferences in "My Controls". Creating said skin will be a LOT of work if I can't find one. Of course, if one exists and somebody finds it then I'll just install it. :-)

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post Aug 26 2006, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE(Peter Evans @ Aug 26 2006, 02:09 AM) *
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The Web Design Group was formed to promote the use of valid and creative HTML documents. The WDG officially has no preference for browser type, screen resolution, HTML publishing tool or any other means by which HTML may be incorrectly manipulated.

I now see what you're after, but it wasn't obvious. How about something like:

The Web Design Group was formed to promote the use of valid and creative HTML documents that can be read using any device. It does not push any particular software, screen resolution, etc., although it may express reasoned preferences where appropriate.

Well after working with the team for a decade now I can honestly say that we do not have any official "reasoned preferences". The ONLY preferences we have are to stick to standards. Even when the implementation of standards is broken, we advocate finding a standards-based work around.

I've been trying to think of another way to say it to make it more clear, but I just can't seem to come up with one. Perhaps it's just one of those statements that will occasionally need clarification?

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