[Rd] Posting Guide: changed link and other comment

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 22 11:29:43 CEST 2013

>>>>> Scott Kostyshak <skostysh at princeton.edu>
>>>>>     on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:34:20 -0400 writes:

    > I have two comments regarding the Posting Guide:
    > (1) The link in the following sentence did not work for me:

    > Take care when you quote other people's comments to respect their
    > rights, e.g., as summarized here[a].

    > [a] http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/help/policy/copyright.htm

    > Has it been changed to the following?
    > http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/copyrightissues.html

    > (2) Regarding the following extract

    > `If you feel insulted by some response to a post of yours, don't
    > make any hasty response in return - you're as likely as not to regret
    > it.'

    > wouldn't someone who is `as likely as not to regret it' be indifferent
    > between sending a hasty response and not sending a hasty response? The
    > intent is perfectly clear but perhaps `you're _more_ likely than not'
    > is a more probabilistically correct expression?

    > Thanks for the helpful document -- it is useful reading for this list
    > as well as more generally.

Thank you, Scott.
I've made both amendments that you've proposed above.
The 2nd one is most probably more helpful for non-native English
readers/speakers may .. when it may be nice and better style for
some flavor of real English .. 


    > Scott

    > --
    > Scott Kostyshak
    > Economics PhD Candidate
    > Princeton University

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