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Re: Bits from the DPL (August 2019)

Sorry about the lateness here, been busy...

On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 12:22:34PM -0400, 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.
> I do organize my mail so people can skip sections, and I do try to
> consistently put the conclusions after the narrative.

That's great. It does help to be explicit about it then:

"if you're short on time and/or not interested in the details, please
skip ahead to the conclusion in section XYZ".

I did miss that in your most recent "Bits" email, and I do think it
could be useful for those of us who are short on time.

To the thief who stole my anti-depressants: I hope you're happy

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