Re: Sound files for BVA

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 18:52:44 CDT

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Alan Dechert wrote:

> > I'm trying to find the sound files for the Linux/Python version of BVA.
> > I've found the ones for the Windoz version, but it seems that while many
> > of those do play on Linux, not all of 'em do. (I haven't researched the
> > cause yet.)
> >
> The sound files I recorded worked with Jan's online app and my DOS app.
> Maybe you have some corrupted files. I recommend downloading and unzipping
> them again.

I just listened to 'em all via headphones - they all work. It must be
that the volume varies a lot between 'em and last night I was listening on
my laptop without headphones.

One nit that we ought to avoid "in production" - some of the samples say
"On xxx no for rejection" - to me that phrase "no for rejection" is
somewhat ambigious, does it mean that the vote was a no, meaning that it
is against adoption, i.e. a rejection, or was it a no, meaning that it was
against rejection and thus an acceptance of the proposition.

Few would hear it that later way, but we probably ought to be careful when
negatives are involved.

Maybe next time we simply ought to say "No" and "Yes" and not supplement
that with "for acceptance" or "for rejection".

                --karl--
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