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Re: Stud Groups - Travis Cobbs - 2011-11-30

It sounds good except for two minor things. In the first sentence, "Stud group" should be "Stud groups". In the last sentence, I feel "should" should be "must".


Re: Stud Groups - Chris Dee - 2011-11-30

I think the difference in strength of enforcement between "should" and "must" is greater in American English than in UK English. Or maybe it's my personal usage. I tend to treat them as equivalent, with "should" seeming more polite. In refererence to scaling, I think I have used "should" elsewhere in the Primitives Reference, which I assume is where Willy wants this to appear.


Re: Stud Groups - Travis Cobbs - 2011-11-30

I was basing it on what I had seen in other specifications. In specifications, there is actually a very big difference between should and must. See RFC 2119.


Re: Stud Groups - Roland Melkert - 2011-12-01

This seems very clean and practical.

Only thing I can think of is maybe limit the XxZ variant to even numbers. Just a feeling though.


Re: Stud Groups - Willy Tschager - 2011-12-02

Chris Dee Wrote:In reference to scaling, I think I have used "should" elsewhere in the Primitives Reference, which I assume is where Willy wants this to appear.

This comes directly form your Primitives Reference page. Re-reading the notes in my English lessons book (I remotely remember using it in another life, ages ago) I'm going to agree with Travis:

"Must is stronger than should and ought. Must expresses certainty. Should/ought to expresses probability."

w.


Re: Stud Groups - Chris Dee - 2011-12-02

Having done some research of my own, I agree. I have updated the Primitives Reference to use "must".


Re: Stud Groups - Willy Tschager - 2011-12-04

Not really a good idea. According tho the Primitives Reference there are already 3x3, 5x5, 7x7, ... out in the wild. Also you could author a:

http://media.peeron.com/ldraw/images/7/3933.png

with 1x8 + 1x6 + 1x4 stugs, but also a combination of 3x3 + 1xZs would do the job, though this would require an additional line.

w.


Re: Stud Groups - Roland Melkert - 2011-12-04

You are right. I agree.

Do we vote on this now?

Or do we let it 'settle' some more?


Re: Stud Groups - Travis Cobbs - 2011-12-05

We can vote as far as I'm concerned, but I'm open for further discussion, if anyone has anything to say.