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Re: 3 letter code
I have to agree with Darryl on this, I find the 3 letter codes usefull for
my fish room, but would never thing of putting them on a bag of fisf.
Incidently the only 3 letter code I use is AUS. It's an aquarium strain, no
location or date. The 3 letter codes don't address that it seems
>From: "Darryl Tsutsui" <dtsutsui at hotmail_com>
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: killietalk at aka_org
>Subject: Re: 3 letter code
>Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 01:20:34 GMT
>C - Y - P - H - E - R (a.k.a. Grant Baker) wrote:
>>Geez you guys, give me a break how about we just use the three letter code
>>or spell it out or both it doesn't matter.Then if someone has a question
>>about it we just answer it kindly!
>>(wow problem solved)
>I think you're missing the point. I would have to agree with my
>counterparts that killifish nomenclature is sometimes unwieldly, whether
>using 3 letter abbreviations further exacerbates the confusion is presently
>being discussed. But in all my disagreements with many of the recent
>yours will stike me as the most disagreeable because in the end, it *does*
>matter, it *has* to matter, and it disturbs me greatly that some
>kiiliekeepers take neither the time nor the interest to learn how to spell
>killie names correctly. I'm not proposing we dispense with the full name
>entirely and always use abbreviations, I always carefully write it
>many times before I resort to using the 3 letter codes. I never use the
>shortcuts when distributing fish or eggs, but I will write Campellolebias
>dorsimaculatus Iguape just so many times in a correspondence before finally
>resorting to some sort of shorthand. Discourse, although disagreeable and
>not answered kindly, can still remain civil. It's when we all collectively
>agree, we should begin to worry.
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