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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: More and better report nagging
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:24:48 GMT
On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 5:54 AM, Christian Grobmeier
<> wrote:
> I really don't object, but when the podling has graduated, they don't
> have such a reminder.
> What I am trying to say: the podling gets an reminder. It should be
> possible to just write this report without nagging. If they don't do
> it, it's a signal that "something went wrong". Now if you nag,
> somebody would do it finally. But it would no longer reflect if people
> actually care on the project or just want to make these e-mails stop.

Please have mercy upon me. I'm the chair. I'm responsible for a
complete report. I found it labor intensive to check for all the
reports, and to manually nag the laggards. If it makes you feel
better, you could view this as my personal tool to automate a task
that I have to do anyway.

> Of course, some Mentors nag when a report is not done. Finally it does
> also reflect on the Mentors.
> That said, i am no opposed if somebody would enable that feature, but
> on the other hand i think it is good as it is now.
> Cheers
> Christian
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>> I see how I could arrange for Marvin or someone like him to bug
>> podlings until they actually deliver a report if they are due in the
>> cycle.
>> To enable this, I'll add a
>>  [ ] Add an X between the brackets when the report is complete.
>> to the template.
>> This could be taken to gentle reminders to individual mentors.
>> Would anyone find this sort of thing objectionable?
>> Now that I've figured out the MoinMoin XMLRPC api, I am positively dangerous.
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