Talk:Strategic Plan 2009–2019

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I don't violently object with anything said and, on first thought, I don't have any particular disagreement with anything here being generally doable -- it just needs people to do it :-) markhurd 17:37, 27 August 2011 (EST)

Grow: Develop regional Australian outreach

There is an incomplete sentence in the middle of Draft Strategic Plan#Grow: Develop regional Australian outreach. I have made it more obvious, but it is unlikely the sentence structure will be correct with just adding missing words because it is currently saying "... can both bring in ..., but also ...". markhurd 17:34, 27 August 2011 (EST)

Program versus programme

I'm not going to revert User:Tony1's edits for this, but I'm slightly more of the opinion that Australians (who are not of an IT persuasion) do still use "programme" for non-computer programs. markhurd 12:57, 1 September 2011 (EST)

  • Yes, I made a conscious choice to use "programme" simply to avoid confusion with "computer program". It is also the term we use internally which had a bearing on that. Lankiveil 17:54, 4 September 2011 (EST).
Yes check.svg Done - On that response, I decided it is worth reverting to programme, except for the "Global University Program", which seems to be referred to that on other sites. markhurd 12:46, 19 September 2011 (EST)
Yeah, it's odd in that Australian English appears to distinguish in spelling between meanings of the word, whereas both UK nor US English spell it consistently regardless of meaning. Andrew Owens 17:25, 21 September 2011 (EST)
At english.stackexchange.com it was determined the UK also (at least sometimes) distinguishes the difference too. Mark Hurd 11:24, 28 September 2011 (EST)
No, "program" was adopted in Australian English during the 1970s and 80s, and is now, distinctively, the only spelling difference between British and Australian English. The process was begun in the Australian Government Publishing Manual (I think it was the 1974 edition), and around the same time the ABC switched over. "Programme" is now very much minority usage, typically among older people who haven't noticed the change since they went to primary school. The computer–non-computer distinction between the two spellings may be a feature of British and Irish varieties, but is not current in Australian usage. I doubt there could possibly be confusion in the document between the two contexts, and if there were, it should be clarified in the wording. On en.WP, I've noticed with approval that "program" seems to be enforced in Australia-related articles. WMAu, being an independent body promoting free Australian culture, is the last place I'd expect to see using British spelling. Tony1 15:17, 1 October 2011 (EST)