[TAG] Two cent tip: ISO 8601 dates
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Jun 28 13:40:54 MSD 2005
On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 05:41:48PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Adam (thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org):
> > Anyone that reads the LG, and more specifically the 2-cent Tip section
> > wouldn't (I hope) fail to miss this at the top of the section:
> As it happens, I did vgrep through several back issues -- necessary to
> find one with 2 cent tips -- and then didn't see any explanatory item
> citing that term (apparently since it uses the phrase "tips about
> Linux", instead). At that point, I switched tactics and went for the
> Author FAQ.
> > > If we want the uninitiated to use the desired submission address for
> > > 2 cent tips without having to ask here first, it probably would be
> > > prudent to amend the Author FAQ, nicht wahr?
> > In your own mind, perhaps.
Thomas, that's way too harsh. Rick was trying to discuss something
important here; I don't see that his question warranted that kind of
> But no, TAG it is, and TAG it should be --
> > as we often generate discussion based on it.
> I _meant_ "amend the Author FAQ to clarify that 2 cent tips should be
> sent to tag at lists.linuxgazette.net, as an exception to the FAQ's general
> advice about where to send articles."
> If nobody else gives a damn about misleading potential authors, though,
> I guess we shouldn't bother making that correction. ;->
Modified and uploaded, although I'm not sure how useful it'll be: I
don't know that people who send in tips a) think of themselves as
authors or b) read the FAQ. However, I figure that it'll be useful as
info for authors who want to submit tips, and will save me from having
to generate cross-traffic to Thomas and Heather.
Thanks for the suggestion, Rick.
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