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Re: [Bug-gnubg] miscellaneous bugs and suggestions

From: Jim Segrave
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] miscellaneous bugs and suggestions
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:14:36 +0200
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On Thu 05 Sep 2002 (14:15 -0700), David Montgomery wrote:
> > > - just wondering, is it clear to any (native) English speakers that a 
> > > "novice" is a better player than a "beginner", as by GNUBG's ratings?
> > 
> > Can't answer that one. My English - Danish dictionary translates novice
> > and beginner to the same word :-)
> Supposedly I'm a native English speaker.  They're synonymous to me.
> I always thought this was a poor choice of terms by Snowie.  But what
> do you call below beginner/novice without being derogotory?  
> "Psuedo-random" play, maybe? :-)

I'm an English speaker and I find that novice and beginner do convey
the desired distinction (although it's not ideal).

Possible improvements:


or (my preference)

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