Answer: Oops, some more
grammatical errors. Several, in fact. Including "as already been
Also, when you say "directly
about it", the pronoun "it" needs an antecedent. Similarly,
the pronoun "them" in "correct them" needs an
antecedent. As the sentence is currently written, you want ACI to
be able to correct their errata. But you're right -- this is nit
picking. And if someone has nothing better to do than be in
the look out for mistakes, well then, they obviously have nothing
better to do.
However, in my opinion when you're in the look out for mistakes
vis-a-vis spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc., you're sort
of indulging in nit-picking only.
Answer: I honestly cannot ever
remember pointing out a mistake in spelling, on this list or elsewhere, in my
entire life. Refresh my memory. When was it? Can we teach
that person how to use spell-check?
And, my advice to you is to spend your time in the
critical evaluation of the SUBSTANCE and present them to the list
with HUMILITY (rather than otherwise) as
rightly suggested by
Answer: I was very impressed by the
humility you showed in your statement, quoted below. I seldom come
across people so sure of their opinions. Although Ronald Reagan comes to
"And, I know for sure this doesn't qualify
you to pass judgements (on the years and years of works of a professor) as
you're now doing."
Do you have any other advice? Also,
what is a judgement? Do you mean judgment?
P.S: You're calling Chairman
Mao an idiot which is very cruel thing to do. In my humble opinion, he was a
great leader revered
Answer: No, Chairman Mao was
not the one being called an idiot.
And just in case anyone is still reading, this was my original
"And on a previous note, with respect to criticizing ACI,
it would be much more useful if one did it when they actually ASKED for
it, i.e. when they put documents out for review. I believe Scott
has done a good job of keeping us informed as to when such documents are
available on the ACI web site."
Note: the pronoun "they" refers to ACI.
I did in fact submit my twelve pages of comments on ACI 301 to ACI.
I tried several other publications, including National Geographic and the
New York Times, but none of them were interested in publishing my
comments on ACI documents.
I also sent in comments on the draft ACI 332 document and the changes in
ACI 318. I am, several times a year, asked to review articles submitted
to ACI publications. And I have written several articles for ACI
Mr. Faiz, what exactly has been your contribution to ACI,
other than posting e-mails with a lot of capitalized words to this