how to disturb newbies

larry at larry at
Sun Oct 26 13:47:27 EDT 2014

Hi Bill
As I already replied to Richard:
It seems you missed my point.
I am NOT talking about the LC user base modifying the Dictionary we all use.
I specifically said: MY Dictionary.
In other words, just my own copy of the Dictionary on my machine.
I apologize if I did not make that more clear.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Earthednet-wp" <prothero at>
To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: how to disturb newbies

> Folks,
> To me, allowing the entire LC user base to modify the dictionary that we 
> all use, will cause more problems than it solves. Richard's idea to form a 
> team of experienced live coders to at least review additions and changes 
> and brainstorm improvements is a great idea. Also, a feature that allows 
> users to make private notes is also a great one. Perhaps, taking it a bit 
> further, users' private notes might contain a button to submit them to the 
> dictionary committee for review and inclusion in the master dictionary.
> An important goal, I think, is to consider feedback from both experienced 
> and relatively new users who perhaps use a different vocabulary for their 
> desired outcome and can't find their way around the huge number of 
> commands and intricacies.
> This list also contains a wealth of questions that the documentation team 
> might address. The challenge is to try to get into the mindset of those 
> who are, in real time, trying to solve coding problems.
> Best,
> Bill
> William Prothero
>> On Oct 26, 2014, at 2:15 AM, <larry at> wrote:
>> I appreciate all this effort to improve the Dictionary.
>> But I feel the discussion about allowing EACH LC user to personally 
>> modify the Dictionary with his/her own notes is being overlooked.
>> I think it is crazy that LC only allows notes in the Dictionary that have 
>> been reviewed by the staff.
>> I WANT to add my own notes to the Dictionary, edit the examples, etc.  In 
>> short, I don't want to wait around for the LC Community to fix MY 
>> Dictionary.
>> I do not think this is an unreasonable request.
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