Voting on PUDLs dictionary

Stephen Slevinski slevin at PUDL.INFO
Thu Mar 25 23:09:03 UTC 2004

SignWriting List,

I have added 3 types of voting to PUDL's open dictionary.  I call them
challenges for now.

On the search screen, after you display a sign, you will notice three new
buttons on the right side of the scren:  Sign, name, and definition.  These
buttons will allow you to vote on existing challenges or add new challenges.

On the translation page, you can also click on any sign that appears in the
translation to open a new window that will allow access to the challenge

Sign Challenge
The first kind of challenge asks if the sign is valid.  If the sign is
valid, it stays in the dictionary.  If the sign is invalid, it is removed.

When a new sign is added to the dictionary, a sign challenge is
automatically created.

Name Challenge
The second kind of challenge verifies the text name of a sign.  If the sign
has the wrong name, please suggest a new name.

Definition Challenge
The third kind of challenge verifies the definition of a sign.  If the sign
has not yet been defined, please add a definition.  If an incorrect
definition exists, please correct it.

Sorry I didn't explain this better.  I really need to clean up the
presentatin and explain everything better.  That is the next on my list.

-Stephen Slevinski

-----Original Message-----
From: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]On Behalf Of
Adam Frost
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 5:11 PM
Subject: PUDL Site

Stephen and List,

WOW! The site is looking good. Sorry that I haven't been able to make any of
my comments. You are just moving too fast for me to respone. ;-) I have been
able to take a look at your site - finally. Looks good. I would like to help
add to your dictionary, but I just don't have the time to site and creat
signs. I do have a comment, however. You had said something about making a
defination with each sign. I did not see that, but that would be a good
idea. I have noticed that some signs are used for a english word, but not
correctly in ASL for that situation. Let me explain. The word "what" comes
up with two signs which you have labled as "what" and "what_2". "What" is a
sign in which you ask "what of this list?" Or in other words, "which item in
this list?" "What_2" is the rhetorical form of the general sign for word in
english that would go in "What is your name?" So, "what_2" is more of a
general what than "what." I hope that I have explained this so that you can
understand what I am saying. Anyways, I think that it would be good for
signs to have some kind of explaination. It might even be go to use this to
tell the different uses for these signs between ASL and SEE, if you would
like. I wouldn't mind putting my knowlege to your use to fulfil this, but it
is, of course, up to you. That is my two cents for right now. :-) Until next


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