On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 08:13:57PM +0000, Matt Seitz (matseitz) wrote:
>> > > How about "What Message-ID to use as In-Reply-To for the first email?"
>> > > or "Provide the Message-ID to use as In-Reply-To for the first
>> > > email:".
>> > seem fine to me. Maybe somebody who has been confused by it can offer
>> > more. At any rate, patches welcome.
>> Suggestion: "Message-ID to use as In-Reply-To for the first email:".
>> Simple and unlikely to generate a "y" or "n" response. Putting
>> "Message-ID" first makes it more obvious what data is being asked for
>> by this prompt.
> You'd think. But the existing message that has been causing problems is:
> Message-ID to be used as In-Reply-To for the first email?
> which is more or less what you are proposing. I do think a colon rather
> than a question mark helps indicate that the response is not yes/no.
That is true.
I'm definitely not a wording person, but assuming people who make the
mistake probably don't read the whole sentence out of laziness (that
might be somehow extreme though ;), starting it with "what" makes it
obvious at first sight that you can't answer yes/no.
That is not true if the message starts with Message-ID .. which
doesn't look like a question. Now it feels like you have agree or not.
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