Remove double negative, and include the repeat usage across
versions of a patch series.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/git-format-patch.txt | 11 ++++-------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt 
index 066dc8b..751009c 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -196,13 +196,10 @@ will want to ensure that threading is disabled for `git 
        after the three-dash line.
 The expected use case of this is to write supporting explanation for
-the commit that does not belong to the commit log message proper
-when (or after) you create the commit, and include it in your patch
-submission.  But if you can plan ahead and write it down, there may
-not be a good reason not to write it in your commit message, and if
-you can't, you can always edit the output of format-patch before
-sending it out, so the practical value of this option is somewhat
-dubious, unless your workflow is broken.
+the commit, that does not belong to the commit log message proper,
+and include it with the patch submission. The notes can be maintained
+between versions of the patch series. You can also edit the output of
+format-patch before sending.
        Add a signature to each message produced. Per RFC 3676 the signature

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