[kepler-dev] webpage suggestion

Shawn Bowers sbowers at ucdavis.edu
Thu Feb 23 09:22:15 PST 2006

So what's the point of this distinction then?

Are we saying these folks are no longer "members" or are
we saying they are just not producing anything
for Kepler?

I prefer giving folks who are not working on kepler any
more (which I think is the case), the tag "previous"
members -- because regardless, I think "inactive" has
a negative connotation.


Laura L. Downey wrote:
> I don't see inactive as being negative, just merely a state.  And because we
> have an "active" state, it makes sense to have an "inactive" state.
> Although I don't understand Inactive (past) members; I interpret inactive as
> current members, but not active.  So inactive but past, makes no sense to
> me.
> I interpret past or previous members, as not currently members.
> All that said, if we really mean people that are no longer members, then
> "previous members" seems reasonable.
> Laura L. Downey
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:kepler-dev-bounces at ecoinformatics.org] On Behalf Of Shawn Bowers
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> Subject: [kepler-dev] webpage suggestion
> Hi all,
> I noticed recently that on the kepler webpage there is now
> a section called "Inactive (past) members".
> I think a better way to phrase this, which is not so negative,
> would be "Previous members".  Anyone mind if I change this
> wording?
> -shawn
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