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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Reviewing the evaluation process
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:25:42 GMT
Instead of redirecting, I ask the author to ask, so as not to presume to take something they
deem private into the public.  Chris Hostetter has a handy URL for this:


On Apr 27, 2010, at 2:58 PM, Ted Dunning wrote:

> When mentoring, I also try to provide some gentle help on this by answering
> any privately sent code questions in public by redirecting to the mailing
> list.  I also send a gentle nudge pointing out that my answer is on the
> mailing list and that they would get a faster answer on average if they
> asked there in the first place.
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Grant Ingersoll <>
>> wrote:
>>> ...More or less, here's what I tell them:
>>> 1. I won't answer any development questions privately...
>>> 2. The stuff I will answer privately has to do with you...
>> I like this - I did work like that when mentoring students, without
>> spelling it out as clearly as you did. Way to go.

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