[Foundation-l] Accuracy required

FT2 ft2.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 21:34:45 UTC 2010

When a person says "by an arbcom" it implies by one of several arbcoms that
exist. The word "an" (um/uma) suggests one of several/many.

Perhaps more accurately "by the Portuguese Wikipedia Arbcom"?

The term "for what it's worth" (or "as an aside") in English implies
information provided that may or may not be useful to the reader but is
given because it is possibly helpful.


On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt>wrote:

> Let's see if perfect practice makes perfect.
> The quoted tag line, "The only Wikipedian that has been dealt with by
> an arbcom by his real name, NOT his user name!" has been questioned
> has "extremely inaccurate."
> It was used right below a name and user name: "Virgilio A. P. Machado
> (Vapamachado)"
> Since the arbcom wiki was omitted, it was assumed that it would be
> understood that it referred to the user's "home wiki."
> What exactly is "extremely inaccurate" in the quoted text?
> If no clear explanation is provided by the author of that
> qualification, he or she should be kind enough to withdraw the
> comment and apologize.
> "for what it's worth" is an expression conveying bonhomie, helpful,
> friendly, or is it a put down, sneer, scornful, snooty comment, more
> akin to what is usually called here a "personal attack"?
> Sincerely,
> Virgilio A. P. Machado
> The one with only this tag line
> At 18:10 07-12-2010, you wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt
> >wrote:
> >
> > > The only Wikipedian that has been dealt with by an arbcom by his real
> > > name, NOT his user name!
> > >
> >
> >This tag line is extremely inaccurate, for what it's worth.
> >
> >FT2.
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