Re: RFV-346. Style/Language/Vietnamese : Punctuation change
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philip@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 15:35, Rupert Swarbrick
>> jesus2099 & Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> ... lots.
>> Guys, you have been discussing this for quite some time, frantically
>> scoring points against each other and arguing that the other is not
>> following a reputed source. You then both agreed that you should get
>> input from a style leader.
>> Nikki basically pointed out that this really doesn't matter to
>> MusicBrainz: there are very few releases where the question makes any
>> difference, and these have been de facto standardised.
>> As such, your continuing discussion in this forum is off topic, as well
>> as bitter and unpleasant. Maybe it's time to agree to disagree?
> Thank you for interrupting us. While this is the appropriate forum for
> RFC/RFV of style guidelines, I do apologize for the state of
> discourse. I have tried very hard to stay on topic and not do
> point-by-point replies for every detail I disagree with, but have not
> always succeeded.
> I believe that the references and "studies" I have documented will
> stand up to scrutiny by third parties and that the conclusion is
> clear. The RFV has gotten its V, so I will not reply further unless
> explicitly asked to do so by one of our style leaders.
I seriously think a clash so strong about such a minor issue by two
editors who are not even native speakers of the language is quite
absurd. The most obvious choice, seeing that there is a not negligible
minority of uses of space before punctuation and that it doesn't seem
to be seen as a wrong use, is to follow the cover. As jesus said, for
each one's own collection those can be converted into what each of you
see as right.
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