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[rpd] Update old policy title for grammar/spelling ??

Sander Steffann sander at
Tue Aug 22 09:53:42 UTC 2017

Hi Daniel,

> There is currently a policy related document included in the AFRINIC web site who's title is mis-spelled.
> Before getting this updated internally, we'd like to get the community's input. Why? Because this is changing the known title of a public document, which has been as it is for quite some time.
> Luckily, the URL will not need to change. Nor will any of the content of the document itself. Only the title.
> The current URL to the document in question is:
> The title that we'd like to change is currently:
> "Policy to Change Criterias for ASN Assignments in AfriNIC Region"
> The problem is the word "Criterias" - the correct plural of "Criteria" is also just "Criteria". Having an "s" suffix is not correct English.
> We feel that most important is to document the policy as per the original author's proposal. But we have noted that the discussion of this policy update in the list archives correctly uses "criteria" in the email subject correctly.
> Reference:
> However, from the first time it was added to the AFRINIC web site, it's been incorrect. This can be seen in the archive of the old site here:
> And later also once ratified can be seen in a 2010 snapshot here:
> Summary: Is there any community objection to editing the page at currently at, and all future publications of the document "AFPUB-2006-ASN-001", such that the title changes *from* "Criterias" and changing *to* "Criteria".

Thank you for noticing this and handling it very nicely. Thank you for informing the community and checking that there are no objections before correcting this mis-spelling.

I agree with your suggestion to fix the title.


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