Posted By: Timothy Chow In Response To: Bagai'ed again: 1 on the bar (Keene)
Date: Thursday, 3 April 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
In Response To: Bagai'ed again: 1 on the bar (Keene)
I don't see a problem with "Bagai." For comparison, we already have "Pottle."
Since last fall, I've been trying to categorize all my errors. That is, I have several dozen folders, each with a different name (e.g., early blitz cubes, pay now or pay later, making the 5pt). Many of these folders have subfolders; e.g., in my blitz checker folder I have "point or hit," "point or build," "point or escape", "hit or build", "hit or escape," "build or escape", and several others. Every time I make an error that I want to file, I try to find one or more folders/subfolders to put it in, and if nothing fits, I create a new folder. So I've given quite a lot of thought to the issue of a good naming system for tough decisions. Something like "Bagai" is actually really nice because it is narrowly defined and instantly understandable. I do have a folder called "Bagai" and it contains enough examples to be interesting but not so many that it requires subcategorization. I think that if I were to use either of your alternative suggestions, I would be scratching my head a lot more about which positions to file under that heading, and I would probably soon find myself subcategorizing anyway.
In short, I think we should be thankful for the serendipity that has given us the excellent name "Bagai" for this type of decision and should not throw this gift away lightly.
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