changing the name of a sign in Puddle?
Kimberley A. Shaw
kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Tue Jul 12 16:10:07 UTC 2005
Hi Steve and everyone:
yay, it worked! And so, now "Washington-DC" has its new *synonym* right
next door to the original sign. Much better.
Thank you for the vocabulary lesson as well!
Kim from Boston
sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 2:51 PM -0500
>SignPuddle 1.0 uses underscores for variants and synonyms. If there is
>already a sign for "Washington-DC", the next sign will be named
>You could not change the name from "Washington-city" to "Washington DC"
>because "Washington DC" already exists. I should have used a better
>You have 2 options,
>- Delete Washington-DC first before you rename Washington-city
>- Change Washington-city to Washington-DC_2
>If you don't mind, a quick discussion about terms...
>*Variants *are different spellings for the same sign.
>*Synonyms *are signs that have the same (or nearly the same) meaning.
>I believe "Washington-city" and "Washington DC" are synonyms because
>they are different signs with the same meaning.
>"Washington-city" and "Washington DC" would only be variants if they
>described the same movement.
>This will be an important distinction for SignPudde 2.0.
>Kimberley A. Shaw wrote:
>>Hello Steve, or whoever can help:
>>I've been trying to log on as "editor" (which I'm passworded for) and
>>change "Washington-city" to "Washington DC" (I know there's already one
>>there, but this one's a variant) ... and it won't let me change that
>>particular name! Same thing happened with a couple of other signs which I
>>had named badly. What can I do from here?
>>I think I'll stand at a blackboard now & write 100 times that I will not
>>go creating Puddle signs when tired ...
>>Kim from Boston
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