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RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor

RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor

Posted Jan 15, 2010 18:28 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor by eli
Parent article: RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor

Yes I know. But unfortunately no matter how much I attempt to keep these
errors from popping up I just lack the ability to care that much. Call it a
personal failing, if you will, but as long as it looks ok I simply am not
going to notice it; either in my own posts or anybody else's.


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RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor

Posted Jan 16, 2010 13:59 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Unfortunately other people notice. What you're saying is you care more
about your convenience than that of everyone else reading your posts.

(Personally I find things like this so intensely distracting that I just
skip your posts rather than battle through them. The often-bizarre layout
doesn't help much either.)

RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor

Posted Jan 16, 2010 22:03 UTC (Sat) by jordanb (guest, #45668) [Link]

I tend to skip drag's posts too -- for all of the above reasons -- and also because there's something like a 40% chance that any one will be a libertarian rant.

I do *really* wish that lwn had an 'edit comment' feature though. For some reason, the preview window manages to cloak mistakes that only become glaringly visible after I submit.

40% if you are lucky

Posted Jan 17, 2010 23:38 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

Plus the sheer amount of text. I positively know that drag has a lot of signal, but even so it is often lost in the noise.

nix and drag are value-add

Posted Jan 18, 2010 16:12 UTC (Mon) by sdalley (subscriber, #18550) [Link]

Well, I for one find both your *and* drag's posts among the most interesting and informative. You both display deep technical experience plus astute and enquiring minds plus a basically decent streak. Such comments have for me become one of the value adds of lwn.

Sure, drag's posts are somewhat discursive (why is that so bad?), and his speling and apostrophe's leave something to be desired (although they have improved).

(I used to be bothered exceedingly by wrong use of "it's", but now I've trained myself not to notice it where I can't do anything about it.)

A bit of tolerance can go a long way ...

It all adds to a pleasant, collegiate, mug-of-good-ale atmosphere ...

nix and drag are value-add

Posted Jan 18, 2010 22:02 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

drag's posts are not bad at all, no. I shouldn't post with a searing
headache: it turns me into a grouch. (And when in that mood, drag's posts
are too long to read, as are all posts longer than about one line. Of
course I would never have the same failing. Oh no. Never.)

Unfortunately I have the proofreader gene, so any tiny typo stands out
like a neon sign :/

nix and drag are value-add

Posted Jan 19, 2010 4:48 UTC (Tue) by eli (guest, #11265) [Link]

My concern with the tolerance approach is that I have found these same errors occurring with greater frequency in my own writing. It appears that what I read affects what I write, and I read a lot of "loose" vs "lose", "it's" vs "its", "there" vs "their" vs "they're" errors on the 'net. So when I find someone contributing valuable insight marred by such errors, I try to politely and gently suggest greater care in avoiding said errors.

However, I did not intend to start a week-long digression on the topic of typos. ;)

nix and drag are value-add

Posted Jan 19, 2010 7:45 UTC (Tue) by hppnq (guest, #14462) [Link]

Never mind the typos! For a non-native English speaker, your use of "this" and "that" is intolerably inconsequent. It's torture. Why can't you say "thit" and "that" like normal people, or "this" and "thas" if you absolutely have to?!

Language is a drag. :-)


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