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Feel free to respond with what you think it should be. Clearly there is some disagreement

In the description of Stack Exchange, it says on its homepage:

...diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming.

The way this is phrased makes it sound confusing. I would write it as

...diverse topics from software programming to cooking, photography to gaming.

If there is an English Major (or higher) who would care to correct me, please do. Otherwise, I will gladly accept explanations. Either way, it would ease my brain.


Update: I posted on english.stackexchange.com, and came up with this:

...diverse topics including programming, cooking, photography and gaming.

I guess that makes my feature request this...

Could "...diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming." be changed to "..diverse topics including programming, cooking, photography and gaming."?

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Well, you could post this on English Language & Usage for the best phrasing ;) –  Oded Mar 30 '12 at 18:54
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It should probably be "diverse topics from software programming to cooking, photography, and gaming." –  kiamlaluno Mar 30 '12 at 18:55
    
I would go with "diverse topics from software programming to cooking, photography, gaming and many more." –  Oded Mar 30 '12 at 18:56
    
(Note that the About Us is much more verbose.) –  Arjan Mar 30 '12 at 18:58
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Or perhaps just, Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 85 question and answer sites on diverse topics. –  M.Babcock Mar 30 '12 at 18:59
    
@Arjan Yes, but first impressions make a big difference. –  CoffeeRain Mar 30 '12 at 18:59
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Agree with @M.Babcock: people can figure out what "diverse topics" might mean. There's no reason to limit ourselves or constrain people's imagination. Plus, his proposal is much simpler to read and understand. –  Cody Gray Mar 31 '12 at 4:15
    
@Oded See my update –  CoffeeRain Apr 10 '12 at 16:35
    
the first sentence (the actual one) makes more sense than the one you suggested imo. the comma in yours is just awkward. The "from" that is lacking in the version from english.se adds to the sense of wide range, the "including" almost sounds pathetic. Seriously just leave it as it is. –  Jonathan. Apr 19 '12 at 17:17
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