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Re: Bits from the DPL (August 2019)


On Tue 01 Oct 2019 at 12:22PM -04, Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>> "Sean" == Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> writes:
>     Sean> You might separate your detailed, narrative descriptions of
>     Sean> how discussions went from what you took away from the
>     Sean> discussions.  You could either drop the former, or put it in a
>     Sean> "read this if you want more details" section.
> I've found that if you do that, people get surprised and upset when it
> is not obvious how you got to a decision.  Basically I've found that
> enough people are upset without a narrative that you get much more
> overall mail and less confidence in the process without.

That's fair enough.

> I do organize my mail so people can skip sections, and I do try to
> consistently put the conclusions after the narrative.

Okay, cool -- I must admit that I have not readily been able to observe
you doing that, so perhaps the distinction between the two kinds of text
could be made more pronounced.

Sean Whitton

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