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Re: Feedback an essential part of communication

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 11:43:43 -0500
Message-Id: <199904211645.LAA09185@trace.wisc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
I think the concept that you are trying to address is good. Encouraging
people to respond should help determine if consensus has been reached or
not.  I think people should feel free to respond to a thread even if the
last message in the thread was a week ago (as I am doing now <grin>).  


At 10:24 AM 4/15/99 , you wrote:
>It was brought up at the last teleconference that it is very disconcerting
>to put a proposal to the list and get no response or only one response.
>When the responses are so sparse its not clear whether:
>- people disagree but don't want to stick their neck out
>- agree and think it is implied by their silence
>- think the proposal is too trite to respond to
>- haven't read the proposal
>- are too confused to respond
>- any other scenario, the imagination can go wild when there is a void and
>you get yourself into the right mindset.
>I propose that we try making this list a chattier, more friendly medium.
>When a proposal is tabled and you read it, please respond even if it only
>to echo what someone else has said or to say "sounds good but I need to
>think further on this" or to say "I absolutely hate it but I'm not sure
>So we can sift the responses from the added material, if you are responding
>and adding to the proposal please add a plus sign to the end of your
>subject head. This would look like this:
>Proposal subject head: Undeniably necessary addition
>Simple response without added stuff: Re: Undeniably necessary addition
>Response with counter proposal or added material: Re: Undeniably necessary
>addition +
>I propose we experiment with this for a few weeks and then decide whether
>it is helpful or cumbersome during the April 28 conference call.
>And people better respond to this proposal!
Received on Wednesday, 21 April 1999 12:45:17 UTC

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