[seqfan] Re: Position of new material
Alonso Del Arte
alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 20:06:47 CET 2011
My two cents: I agree with Franklin's suggested rules of precedence for
comments and formulas but I also partly agree with Tony on the
impracticality of doing it on a thorough basis.
However, perhaps we should do it for core sequences. The comment sections
for such sequences may very well be riddled with unintentional duplication
(people saying pretty much the same thing, failing to realize the
equivalence of their comments to earlier comments).
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 11:36 PM, <franktaw at netscape.net> wrote:
> I'm not suggesting that any sort of effort be made to make every sequence
> follow these rules. But I think that sequences so organized are better than
> those that are strictly chronological, and improving some sequences is
> better than improving none of them.
> As for differences of opinion about the importance and relevence of
> material: that is precisely what we have editors for.
> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
> -----Original Message-----
> From: T. D. Noe <noe at sspectra.com>
> At 10:31 PM -0500 11/26/11, franktaw at netscape.net wrote:
>> Is there, or should there be, a standard rule for where new material is
>> to be placed in the comments or formulas section of a sequence? My
>> opinion is that the following rules should be applied, in order:
>> 1) If the new material is closely related to existing material, it
>> should be placed next to it.
>> 2) More significant material should be placed before items that are
>> more peripherally related to the sequence.
>> 3) Place new items after existing items.
>> Basically, I think the sequence entry should try to present some degree
>> of narrative rather than simply reflecting the history of the entry.
> I think it would be too much work (and too open to opinion) to try to
> organize entries as you wish. Currently almost all new material is placed
> at the end of a section. I think we should continue to do this.
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