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Re^6: Please unconsider

by jdporter (Chancellor)
on Sep 19, 2022 at 18:28 UTC ( #11146976=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Please unconsider
in thread Please unconsider

Implement what? We already have a way to msg a writeup's author.

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Re^7: Please unconsider
by LanX (Sage) on Sep 19, 2022 at 20:02 UTC
    > Implement what? We already have a way to msg a writeup's author.

    If monk A was /msg'ing the author BEFORE consideration, there wouldn't be a way to signal to monk B-Z that they shouldn't do the same thing in the meantime. Which is impractical.

    Hence what some - not all! - do since some years ago, is to write ...

    • EDIT: yadda yadda ... author messaged!
    ... to inform everyone else about the status.

    But in absence of a better mechanism than this, it would make more sense if this "author messaged" was automatically created, at least for EDITs.

    Hope my reasoning is clearer now.

    YMMV (and you are a god, so, I won't argue against you! ;)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      If monk A was /msg'ing the author BEFORE consideration, there wouldn't be a way to signal to monk B-Z that they shouldn't do the same thing in the meantime.

      Is there any reason for monks B-Z not to message the author as well (other than duplication of effort)? If an author gets one private message about their formatting they might think the sender an oddball outlier. If they get 20 they might pay more attention.

      If you really want to let others know, just mention it in the CB.


      🦛

        If an author gets one private message about their formatting they might think the sender an oddball outlier. If they get 20 they might pay more attention.

        I totally agree with you, hippo (fwiw).

        > Is there any reason for monks B-Z not to message the author as well

        • “The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris”

          Larry Wall

        And laziness° will win here over what ppl should do.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        °) and impatience too.

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