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Re: Style Guide (was Re: I'm a sucker)
> Don't forget that the most important point of the LDP is to get
> documentation. Any hurdles placed in the way will lead to less
I agree, but some people may actually want some guidelines on how or
what they should write. It also helps the volunteers who change the
document into the final form...
> It's one thing to have a Style Guide and another to
> have a Howto Howto with a style section that starts with something
> like "If you're worrying about your writing style, we suggest
> following these guidelines: ...". Remember - the authors are
> volunteers contributing documentation. The LDP should make doing that
> as easy as possible.
That's essentially what I was saying. It does help to remind people that
they are writing for an International audience and other such salient
To argue in hyperbole, if we are really worried about putting hurdles in
the way, then the HOWTO-HOWTO or Authoring Guide really shouldn't exist
at all...it should say submit documentation to: <email address> in
whatever format you want.
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That a face that at first was ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale....
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