Abusing the word "appropriate" in HOWTOS
> % Well when you go to read a how-to
> and it
> % says something like "patch the file"
> % "set the file permissions
> % or "just remake the project" - us
> % newby's can READ what it is saying
> % maybe I am just stupid but what
> % does "set the file permissions
> % appropriately" mean exactly?
> Obviously, this is a very badly
> written HOW-TO
> Here is your chance to help the Linux
> Contact the author and tell him what
> you think :-)
I've just grep'ed my HOWTO documentation - some
171 docs and found some 519 lines with the word
I've looked into some of those lines and most of
them used the word "appropriate" appropriately but
some were really VAGUE.
So I suppose we could make compile a list of those
lines and send them to the appropriate HOWTO
maintainers - just as a small improvement.
Are there any other so sensitive words? ("right" -
could be such a candidate but it is a postfix of
copyright, bright and other words, and it seems to
be harder to find abuse of it).