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Are news inactive?
Niunio
Member #1,975
March 2002
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Some weeks ago I send a notice about the release of my Allegro's wrapper but it isn't published. Are news inactive? ???

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l j
Member #10,584
January 2009
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Off-topic: News isn't plural, even though it looks like it is.

Niunio
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March 2002
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taron  said:

News isn't plural, even though it looks like it is.

If you mean that I can't send news, you're wrong. I've send almost all Allegro.pas updates and all they where published as news.

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Niunio said:

I've send almost all Allegro.pas updates and all they where published as news.

How did you send it, and to where?

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james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

Niunio said:

If you mean that I can't send news, you're wrong. I've send almost all Allegro.pas updates and all they where published as news.

He just meant that "Are news inactive?" is incorrect English. It should be "Is news inactive?".

Niunio
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March 2002
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How did you send it, and to where?

I use the "Report News" button at the bottom of the main page.

[off-topic]

He just meant that "Are news inactive?" is incorrect English. It should be "Is news inactive?".

You, the Anglophone people, have a pretty strange language. :P

BTW, I thought that "the news" could be "a set of news", so it's plural. I mean, what's the plural of "news"? ???

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Niunio said:

I use the "Report News" button at the bottom of the main page.

I thought that was automatic, like a forum post, but I guess it's moderated. Matthew sometimes lets hist queues slide.

I also think "Is news inactive" is a funny way to say it. Generally you want to add more detail. like "Is the news submission feature working?" or something along those lines.

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james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

News is an uncountable noun. There are lots and lots of them, for example:

water
information
electricity
bread
work*

Niunio said:

BTW, I thought that "the news" could be "a set of news", so it's plural. I mean, what's the plural of "news"?

No, that is wrong. If you want to refer to a finite quantity of an uncountable noun, you must quantify it. For example: "a piece of news", "a bucket of water". Here's another uncountable noun:

Advice. :P

(*) However, works is also correct when referring to work as a countable noun, as in "a work of art" or "multiple works of art".

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Those were bad examples I suppose, since both water and bread can be used as countable nouns: "let's sail to calmer waters" or "we bake a variety of breads".

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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(*) However, works is also correct when referring to work as a countable noun, as in "a work of art" or "multiple works of art".

Waters is also valid. ie: "The waters of the gulf coast".

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van_houtte
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January 2010
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Send an email to Matthew Leverton and GullRaDriel, as well as a PM. They are mods. Send them messages at least once a day, this will guarantee a response.

Also bamccaig might be able to help, send him 3-4 messages.

Hope this helps.

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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Send an email to Matthew Leverton and GullRaDriel, as well as a PM. They are mods.

Enfoiré va ;-p

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van_houtte
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January 2010
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updated my sig, hope this helps

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Neil Walker
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April 2000
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Who reads news anyway. Off-Topic is where it all happens.

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Niunio
Member #1,975
March 2002
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Thanks to the replies. I'll mail and see what happens. :)

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