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Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:52:07 am »
Can we get the width of the "Recent" section of the Start Page?  Quite a few of our descriptive file names are larger than the visible width.

In these days of large screens, there's no need to be so parsimonious.

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 06:15:05 pm »
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A new day a new addition to my vocabulary :)

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 09:34:46 am »
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A new day a new addition to my vocabulary :)

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Because we have an onto-terminological model in our repository, I do try to use the right word in the right place at the right time.

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 11:46:00 am »
Because we have an onto-terminological model in our repository, I do try to use the right word in the right place at the right time.

I was accused of being needlessly pedantic last night when I pointed out that the designer of the new game we were playing didn't understand that the word "each" can't replace the words "every" and "any" in every circumstance.  Until we reached a significant incident where it was of vital importance to understand what was going to happen next.  The point was conceded that  I'm precise and accurate, not pedantic. 

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 02:20:28 pm »
Originally, 'pedantic' meant 'like a pedant', and a pedant was a male schoolteacher. So being pedantic was teaching someone the correct and accurate facts and procedures. Websters Dictionary still suggests 'precise' and 'accurate' as synonyms of 'pedantic'.  Sadly, with the decline and fall of the English language, 'pedantic' is now used simply to define someone as unnecessarily critical about the meaning and use of terms.

What do you call someone who is pedantic about the use and meaning of 'pedantic'??
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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 04:05:50 pm »
What do you call someone who is pedantic about the use and meaning of 'pedantic'??

I guess that would be a meta-pedantic  ;D

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 04:51:46 pm »
What do you call someone who is pedantic about the use and meaning of 'pedantic'??

I guess that would be a meta-pedantic  ;D

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meta-pedant at least!  ;D

But, actually, they are just a pedant.   ;)

Otherwise, we end up in simplistic merely being an "upmarket" form of simple  :o - which as we pedants know is NOT the case.

Let's hear it for PEDANTRY!

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 05:11:38 pm »
In which case, open the floodgates!

Never ever use the term 'agreeance', which is a strange construction gaining favour as a totally unnecessary replacement for 'agreement'.

And we Aussies seem to be using the word 'less' to cover both situations where 'less' is appropriate and situations where the term should be 'fewer'.  Very roughly, if you measure it, it is 'less', and if you count it, it is 'fewer'.
Let me go home and work up a lengthy monologue on this!
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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 06:56:53 pm »
Less/Fewer becoming synonymous is an issue in the UK as well.

And then we have the negative influence from American English.  One example that particularly annoys me, and is similar to the horrible "agreeance" mentioned by Roy,  is "learnings",  as in "we need to review the learnings from that project",  meaning "lessons learnt".   Learning, as we pedants know, has a completely different meaning and does not have a plural.


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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 07:28:42 am »
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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 09:54:52 am »
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 10:08:14 am »
And we Aussies seem to be using the word 'less' to cover both situations where 'less' is appropriate and situations where the term should be 'fewer'.  Very roughly, if you measure it, it is 'less', and if you count it, it is 'fewer'.

Far fewer Australians will know how to use "get\got" correctly than know the difference between less and few.  8)

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 11:22:49 am »
A looooonnnnnggg time ago when I was 9 years old, my Primary teacher was a fearsome, raw-boned lady from Belfast, who had an intense dislike of the words 'got' and 'then'. I still cannot see either word without hearing her voice dripping with scorn, issuing from a mouth like a knife-cut across her face. "Aend don't ever use 'gawt' or 'the-an' in your woork, or Gawd help you."

She had an intense dislike of a lot of things. Including me.
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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 12:11:31 pm »
A looooonnnnnggg time ago when I was 9 years old, my Primary teacher was a fearsome, raw-boned lady from Belfast, who had an intense dislike of the words 'got' and 'then'. I still cannot see either word without hearing her voice dripping with scorn, issuing from a mouth like a knife-cut across her face. "Aend don't ever use 'gawt' or 'the-an' in your woork, or Gawd help you."

She had an intense dislike of a lot of things. Including me.
When I was 9 (probably longer ago) and was in school in London, UK, I, too, had such a teacher (although she was a local Londoner).  She was, what one might describe as, a harridan.  Miss Rodley struck fear into the hearts of us all...  I guess I was one of her targets.  Ah... those were the days! 

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Re: Increased width of "Recent" section of Start Page
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 12:20:57 pm »
Less/Fewer becoming synonymous is an issue in the UK as well.

And then we have the negative influence from American English.  One example that particularly annoys me, and is similar to the horrible "agreeance" mentioned by Roy,  is "learnings",  as in "we need to review the learnings from that project",  meaning "lessons learnt".   Learning, as we pedants know, has a completely different meaning and does not have a plural.
Graham, I'm not so sure on this.  This may genuinely be a case of language evolving (as opposed to the usual devolving).  Using a word incorrectly is NOT "evolution", it's wrong!  (as in agreeance!)

It might be interesting to work through this (and it even has a direct involvement with modelling - since many of us are building ontologically related models).

Can you give your definition of "Learning" (and, preferably, its source) and why you believe the usage you described is incorrect?

We (currently) have 2 definitions for "Learning" in our Onto-Terminological model.  One is the verbal form, one the nounal.  The usage that annoys you could be a specialization of our nounal definition.

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