Sorry about the lateness here, been busy... On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 12:22:34PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote: > >>>>> "Sean" == Sean Whitton <spwhit...@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 -- seen somewhere on the Internet on a photo of a billboard