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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: To change or not to changing threads ( Re: Comment on index.html (Re: Where to change comments to configuration files))
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 11:33:12 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> My problem is not different threads but the temptation of sending instant
> replies. I just needed to take the time, read all new stuff and then
> respond to avoid this.

Instant replies also tend to lower the signal2noise ratio, can create 
tensions in case of important discussions, make it easy to mistakenly 
send a private letter to public, and make mails less polished and 
difficult to understand. As a general case, waiting some time will 
always help, and also ease the personal tension. Updating mail once a 
day or at most hourly also helps.

Believe me, as I have already suffered consequences from my bad habit of 
sending quick mails ;-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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