And just to add, managing the issue in that manner also facilitates
external communications.

Then regular status updates can be crafted, and approved by senior
management, to go out to all affected parties including the developer
community. And Chad won't have to run around like crazy trying to
chase down people for an update.


On Aug 9, 12:18 pm, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:
> Why is it important that staff members from all departments need to be
> at the office during issues like these?
> If not for anything else, it is important for internal communication
> and coordination, and for efficient management of the issue.
> Take the spate of META REFRESH issues that have come up as an example.
> Someone, probably in the Operations team, decided it would be a good
> idea to also do META refreshes or redirects, to flush out the bots
> that cannot handle those requests.
> Except, they did not understand how it was going to impact the rest of
> the Twitter environment, specifically third-party app scripts that
> also cannot handle those requests. In their minds, it was probably a
> good idea because they only thought about normal browser behavior.
> If you have someone in senior management in the office to manage and
> coordinate, and key people from all departments, you can have status
> and coordination meetings throughout the day, and night for that
> matter, where people can ask, "This is what we want to do, how will it
> impact you guys?"
> Dewald

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