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This is one of those cases where one really has to wonder why someone felt it necessary to create an entry for so ubiquitious an idea. Nonetheless, they did, and it looks like it falls to me to spell out what we already know.

Qwalitie Standard is actually a set of protocols and guidelines for everything from maintenance of equipment to efficiency of production and even comestibility of foodstuffs. If it can be regulated, if there's any possibility of setting a standard, arbitrary or not, as to "acceptable" for a given category, concept, item, or action, there's a Qwalitie Standard for it. As a rule, the Qwalitie Standard in any given situation refers to a minimum acceptable level of X, where X is the thing being assessed. So, for example, in the Qwalitie Standard 6344234DD/#77 for Diphenhydromegatoxine, X refers to "Effectiveness", "Adherence to the Zeta_Vector_Principle", and "Charm". Conversely, Toothpasty Supplement #6 was stalled in development for failing to meet Qwalitie Standard 23452XJ/#14, which Toothpasty_Supplement_#5 passes with flying colors.

There are some instances where it refers to a maximum acceptable level of X. Such is the case with Baseline_Dental_Health, where X includes such things a "Cavities", "Halitosis", and "Communist Infiltration (Bleeding Gums)".

The fact that someone felt that this needed explaining, especially given the high number of PLC staffers on this commission, is still somewhat boggling.

Refs: Baseline_Dental_Health, Diphenhydromegatoxine, Toothpasty_Supplement_#5, Zeta_Vector_Principle


Who wrote this?

-- Jan-U-ARY-31

I think it's sorta ironic dat d'one thing in Alpha Complex dat ain't got a Qwalitie Standard governin' it is d'Qwalitie Standard concept itself. Everybody knows what a QS is an' yet, every time a new one gets created, it somehow don't work on d'same scale as all d'others. 'Course, dat's not so bad f'dose'a us what need t'get a lotta business done.

-- Knok-U-OUT-7


2013-06-13 14:00