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Re: What do we do with the forms?

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 06:59:50 -0600
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To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>, www-qa-wg@w3.org

I favor turning the forms off now.  The forms do this:  thank the 
submitter, circulate the comment to the IG list, and queue the issue's XML 
source into our LC issues system.  All of which implies (to submitter and 
IG list) that we are going to accept and process the comment.

I don't think that we should be committed to that.  In fact, IMO we should 
not accept issues anymore, for SpecGL.  We have spent *lots* of time and 
3-4 telecons organizing and working on resolution of those comments, and 
have probably another 3 telecons until we are mostly done.  Our schedule 
shows, around 4/20:  end of issues resolution, then start of some weeks of 
text preparation.

I think accepting further SpecGL issues at this point complicates an 
already heavy workload.  However, I will go with the SpecGL editors' ruling 
on it.  I would STRONGLY recommend not to accept further comments after we 
finish issues processing, i.e., during text preparation and before next TR 

For OpsGL and Intro ... there are fewer comments, and I haven't organized 
them yet.  I don't mind continuing to accept comments until we start 
processing the issues (probably week after next).  But I still think the 
forms should be turned off, for the reasons above.


At 03:53 PM 4/11/2003 +0900, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

>I'm not really fond of leaving them up as is, now that the LC period is over.
>Right now they're little more than a way for spammers to do what they do.
>I suggest we either stop them (I can do that cleanly, e.g redirect to the 
>LC issues page) or modify (and simplify) them to be a "general" feedback 
>tool for the whole framework.
>Silence will be taken as agreement to shut them down. :)
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