[sword-devel] Thayer's and the FAQ

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat Aug 29 13:43:36 MST 2009

DM Smith wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2009, at 1:21 AM, David (Mailing List Addy) wrote:
>> I was thinking that the Thayer's module removal (and the BDB I think it
>> was for the Hebrew?) needs a FAQ entry. We don't get the question
>> often, since the modules have been gone a while but it might be worth
>> having. Does the wiki need any special permissions to edit (due to
>> spammers, etc)?
> We have a page for module requests. Maybe such a page is more 
> appropriate? We want to keep the main FAQ short. We do have an entry for 
> Portuguese module there because we field several questions a month. 
> Thayers is more like once a year.
> In Him,
>     DM

We've had the Thayer's question a couple times this month, though 
admittedly it's been a long time since the previous query. I don't know 
whether we ought to take this as a hint that the question will come 
increasingly often or not.

The reason I would say that Thayer's & BDB don't belong on the module 
requests page or at least have as much right on a FAQ, is because it's 
not merely an issue of folks wanting these two lexicons. There's also 
the issue of their seeing these two lexicons made available elsewhere, 
when in fact everyone else who has made Thayer's & BDB available is 
actually distributing the OLBGRK & OLBHEB lexicons. (I exclude 
BibleWorks & Logos here, since they obviously did their homework and 
make Thayer's, BDBG, and in one case even the OLB lexicons available 
under the correct names/licenses.)

I would presume that no one actually checks the FAQ or module requests, 
though, so I suspect we will see no curtailing of the support questions 
in either case. (But it does make support simpler, since we can just 
reply with a link.)


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