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Re: The nomenclature process in other fields

>> 1) All these fields have official boards that handle nomenclature.  In
>> general, these other fields have a much richer nomenclature than we're
>> talking about (i.e., it's usually more than just a number).  There are
>> usually guidelines for coming up with a candidate name that generally
>> encodes one or more taxonomic elements.
>enumeration != taxonomy

Sorry to cause the fuss.  The (unspoken) point I was trying to make in
that comment was that this is a difference between us and other
fields, for precisely the same reasons that Spaf outlined.

- Steve

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