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Re: List tone

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:20:50 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270906290920p76a24b8ah844c2e27622f240b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jens Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Jens Meiert<jens@meiert.com> wrote:
> Disclaimer: This is a personal note, intentionally not calling out any names.
>
> With recent threads I started wondering if there is a chance that
> people could focus more on providing the Working Group and the editor
> with feedback that is targeted and constructive, ideally including
> data to support key points?
>
> I am especially concerned about the tone in certain discussions. It
> seems some—admittedly: less than two—people on the list disrespect
> members of the Working Group in such a way that the substance of their
> mails borders personal attacks.
>
> Recognizing some passion in these contributions too I think that
> focusing on things that matter could go a long way. Waiting a moment
> before replying, taking the time to check if messages could be
> misunderstood in any way, and disagreeing appropriately [1] may all be
> things that are useful.
>
>
> Thanks,
>  Jens.
>
>
> [1] http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html
>
> --
> Jens Meiert
> http://meiert.com/en/
>
>

I have to assume since this follows closely on David Hyatt's question
about my tone that this is directed towards me.

I thus seek clarification: are you addressing this to me?

Shelley
Received on Monday, 29 June 2009 16:21:28 UTC

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