On 5/4/06, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com> wrote:
The box for selecting your 'Project' is
awfully small; at least for me it only
fits two characters, but some of our languages are three or more characters. You
can type more but it's ugly and uncomfortable. (I put in 'meta'. :) I'd
recommend padding it out a bit longer.
Yeah, it lets you write out "commons" if you want to (and I put
"meta"), but I made it two characters long because I was worried
people would be confused about what format we're expecting. I suppose
it can't hurt to make it three ("meta" usually fits in 3em, and
commons people will live).
"Primary language" doesn't have an
"Other" option, and it's "mandatory". While
there are a lot of languages listed, it's nice to allow the occasional rare
freaks to register. :)
Volapük's in there, for crying out loud; if you're too freaky for ISO
639, I doubt you'll be able to communicate with anyone.
"Country" isn't clear about whether
it's your current country of residence, or
You can take your pick. The only place it matters is elsewhere in the
form, where the (normally hidden) visa fieldset asks you for
"nationality" as given on your passport itself. ("Nationality"
doesn't actually correspond with the list of nation-states listed
there, and should technically be an adjective anyway.)
Last year I wrote "nation-state affiliation." Does anyone like that better?