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Re: Using Postgres as an alias

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, derek(dot)rodner(at)enterprisedb(dot)com, peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net
Subject: Re: Using Postgres as an alias
Date: 2007-09-27 18:41:52
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On Thursday 27 September 2007 14:10, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Dave Page wrote:
> > Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >> Dave Page wrote:
> >>> Pavel Stehule wrote:
> >>>> FAQ isn't strict technical documentation, and there aliases arn't too
> >>>> bad. Why do you thing so word Postgres needs any promoting?
> >>>
> >>> Isn't it obvious from the number of people calling it Postgre that an
> >>> acceptable short form should be promoted?
> >>
> >> What people? The three or four that I run into once a month? So what...
> >
> > Google groups shows 148 hits in the last month, including someone
> > setting up a postgre user community.
> >
> > To get an un-skewed-by-this-thread number, I also searched for posts in
> > January. There were 172.
> >
> > That's a lot more than 3 or 4 a month,
> Well I did say , "me". I didn't say everyone.
> >even if you assume that 75% are
> > dups from later messages in the same threads. And it doesn't include the
> > vastly larger number of people that continue to use the incorrect name
> > but didn't post to a mailing list or newsgroup.
> I don't see Postgres eliminating the Postgre problem. If there is even
> actually a Postgre problem, which even with your numbers is a really
> hard argument to make in consideration of the global scheme of things.


Looking at my how to spot a troll guidebook:

1) responds to every post in a thread

from my count Joshua,  you have posted 11 times on this topic today

2) attempts to misdirect the conversation in other directions, away from the 
central issue

rename it pg?  yeah, that sidetracked a few people. 

3) ignores 3rd party / independent evidence that they don't agree with. 

I've posted on multiple occasions about the use of postgre, in community 
polls, in analytics data for the website, and in search engine use. Plus I 
know that you know David Fetter has a special bot command just to send people 
on IRC that come in mentioning postgre. 

So, will you please get back to discussing this seriously? I think you have a 
valid position, but no one will take it seriously the way you are behaving.  
Unless you have already given up, in which case please just stop posting. 

PS. I see you just posted again while I was writing this, so that's 12 times.  
And it's phpPgAdmin. 

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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