Antonio Dolcetta on Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:43:24 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-d] [s-b] oracle report

On 26 Feb 2007, at 20:23, shadowfirebird@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Antonio, I am a bit concerned about this.
> Consultations have to be (a) phrased as a question, but they also  
> have to be
> (b)  phrased in a form that gives an answer of true or false.
> It seems a little odd to zot a consultation that follows (b) but  
> not (a)
> when you haven't zotted consultations that follow (a) but not (b).   
> Do you
> see what I mean?
> (And, lets get this out of the way: it is *not* possible to phrase a
> consultation so that it honours (a) *and* (b).  Only *statements*  
> can be
> true or false.  See: 
> Categorical_propositions)

I am aware of this.
However I present you with the following facts:
1) all previous consultations have been phrased as questions and  
everything has sort of worked. (you have submitted some of them  
2) I am allowed (but not forced) to zot consultations that are malformed
3) there is a proposed fix in the pipeline which I believe will fix  
all consultations that are posed as a question, but which will not  
have any effect on consultations that are not questions.

I think your questions are fully worthy, but I don't want to worsen  
the situation by letting them though as they are. Please resubmit  
them as questions and I will let them pass.

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