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Destructive threading (Was: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update)

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:26:20 -0700
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <BBD6EDC5-055E-4D88-A2AF-BF6AAB6E656C@apple.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
John,

I feel like I need to call you out on this one. I'm concerned by the way you're using threading, whether accidentally or purposefully. It's confusing at best, or misleading at worst. Here are the events as I perceive them.

I replied in a thread here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Sep/0491.html

You replied appropriately in the same thread here (and copied my email address in addition to your salutation "Hi James"):
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Sep/0492.html

Yet you also sent a duplicate of your reply to another thread branch, used the salutation "Hi James" but did not copy me. Why?
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Sep/0493.html

I won't speculate as to your reasons, but I'd like you to refrain from doing this in the future, as it makes threads harder to follow, and leads to a a general breakdown of communication between individuals who already devote a significant amount of time to following threads on the W3C lists.

Thanks for understanding.
James Craig

PS. I'll reply to the substance of your questions in the original thread branch.
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 02:29:29 GMT

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