Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: TechWr-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:26:29 -0800

On 2/22/2012 7:00 AM, Martinek, Carla wrote:

Brian, my question was specific and *cultural* in its nature, and directed at a geographical group of writers. The first wave of answers I received focused on technical solutions, not cultural.

Our programmers are looking at having people type in and/or select a country
for a specific software need. Right now they have defined the entry for your area as
"australia/nz". (Other entries are "china," brazil," "russia," etc.)

Are there any cultural issues with the two countries being grouped together,
and for the abbreviation to nz instead of New Zealand? (lowercase is also the
programmers' choice, but that's another issue.)

In your opinion, what additional information besides that shown above was needed to provide an answer to the cultural question I asked?

The answers you received were consistent with "Yes, so what is the purpose of the grouping that the two countries cannot be separate?" You never answered that necessary requirements question.

I felt that what I provided was sufficient for the question at hand.

Did you get the response you expected? If you did, then your feelings of providing sufficient information were correct.



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References:
Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Sion Lane
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla

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