RE: Demystifying the Politburo (was: Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!))

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 19:31:46 CDT

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    > Only two mentions of newcomers in Mr. Whistler's long email.

    No, you missed two other references to newcomers:

    Explicit reference, specific to Unicode:
    > >The list works well when people new to Unicode ask general questions
    > >that other people can provide summary responses for and pointers to
    > >locations for further information.

    Implicit reference (i.e. implicit that the people are newcomers),
    applicable to any list:
    > >People who want to be accepted and have influence on a list need to
    > >spend time learning the focus, interest, attitudes, concerns, and
    > >history of the forum or list, and to learn how to contribute.

    Peter Constable

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