changing the name of a sign in Puddle?
deafie at GMX.NET
Wed Jul 13 19:36:15 UTC 2005
And what about Washington, Va? A friend of mine lives there :-).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimberley A. Shaw" <kshaw at wellesley.edu>
To: <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] changing the name of a sign in Puddle?
> 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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