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From: Charles Wolfe <>
Subject: [TMG] Problems entering spouses in 8.01
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:24:11 -0700 (PDT)
Having read most of, if not all, the messages concerning this topic, there is one kline of reasoning no one appears to have made yet.
I have neighbors who are married. Both are male. Which is the "automatic" bride? With the growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriage -- and not just in the US, the assumption that one is "Groom" and one is "Bride" may apply to the vast majority of marriages to be entered into TMG. However, it is not particularly an accurate assumption by a human user of TMG or by the people designing the program any more.
It appears that the TMG design team has taken the change I've alluded to in to account and TMG no longer "thinks" of automatic Grooms and Brides. Role titles or names are, perhaps, becoming a problem. Role titles are a different problem from what the program should assume about the way the human world is organized.
The description of the message as an "error message" is incorrect. It is not an error message. It is an informational, possibly a warning, message. Neither the user nor the program have done something that has created an "error" condition, at lease not at that point in time. But, the user may not like the outcome of not taking additional action based on the information contained in the message, which is what the message is conveying.
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