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From: "Jeff Clenard" <>
Subject: Off List - Re: [TMG] Sort dates, what's the issue?
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 11:38:46 -0600
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Did I somehow offend you with my response to your post to TMG-L? If so, I
apologize. Frankly, I am puzzled by your response to what was intended as a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Brogger" <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Sort dates, what's the issue?
> Jeff Clenard wrote:
> > Richard Brogger wrote:
> > > Terry Reigel wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I guess I don't understand why we have this disagreement over and
> > > > again. It's just the sort date, isn't it? What does it matter? If a
> > > > doesn't appear where I want it, I change the sort date. I do that
> > > > lots of reasons, not just for Bef and Aft dates, but also when I
> > > > the tags not to be in chronological order for better reading.
> > > >
> > > > What am I missing?
> > > >
> > > > Terry Reigel
> > >
> > > I can't speak for others but what goes into the sort field is not
> > > important to me. I can change the sort date to suit my needs. What is
> > > important is what terms used in a report mean to others. When I enter
> > > "after 1975", I want it to mean after. Since the meaning depends on
> > > the reader, it seems I will have to do a Search and Replace in Word
> > > and change it to post-1975.
> > Richard, there is a very simple remedy for all users on both sides of
> > discussion. If you feel the need to do so, simply tell the reader
> > what_YOU_mean_when_YOU_use_either_term, i.e., "before" or "after." You
> > define your use of the terms "before" and "after" in the Data Set memo,
> > the preface or introduction to your published work, and in your
> > correspondence.
> > I can still remember my seventh grade English teacher proclaiming that
> > burden of accurate communication falls on the communicator, not the
> > listener, or reader." This maxim is as true today as it was then
> > decades ago <g>.)
> > Jeff Clenard
> Hi Jeff,
> What do you mean by "still", "teacher", "accurate" and "communicator"?
> Or should I assume the dictionary definitions?
> Richard Brogger
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