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From Upayavira>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] TL;DR editors
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:20:40 GMT
This is an interesting idea. It does, however, assume that the person
who starts a thread is able to be sufficiently neutral to represent the
whole story, rather than their own particular take on it. Such
summarisation is something of an art.


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013, at 02:15 PM, Alan Cabrera wrote:
> The amount of email on this list has grown beyond ridiculousness. I
> propose a new required process on this list whereby anyone who starts a
> new thread is required to diligently monitor it and post a summary at the
> end.  The person would assume an editor role for that thread.
> [SUMMARY] Incubator structure (was Re: Vote on personal matters: majority
> vote vs consensus)
> The joyous occasion whereby all participants hold that their feelings
> have been honestly considered and a consensus has been arrived upon. 
> Here is the gist of the common view:
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod
> tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim
> veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea
> commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate
> velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint
> occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt
> mollit anim id est laborum.
> This way, those of us who don't have the time to read threads whose post
> counts grow passed one hundred aren't on the hook to read all the drivel
> in order to keep up.  The summary must be kept at most a five sentence
> paragraph; please, no Henry James like prose.
> It also has the added effect of keeping people who aren't committed to
> seeing an issue through from starting a thread to begin with.
> Thoughts?
> Regards,
> Alan

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