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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: More and better report nagging
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:04:15 GMT
On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Christian Grobmeier
<grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 5:54 AM, Christian Grobmeier
>> <grobmeier@gmail.com> 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.
>
> I have mercy. Do whatever you think fits best to you.
>
> In my opinion constant nagging is not necessary - "did not report"
> does the job as well as this line is a report as well; if a project
> constantly fails report to report its more a matter to retirement than
> to play kindergardener.

FWIW, I feel the same.  I'd rather see 'did not report' and let the
IPMC look for that pattern. Maybe just have your template generator
default to DNR in the text?

--tim

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