[Python-ideas] An etherpad for every idea

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 14:16:09 CET 2012

The last thread about "Posting style" makes me think that effective
communication with email is impossible at all in modern world, where time
pressure doesn't allow to read responses, not speaking about properly
formatting them or following guidelines. The problem with email threads
that they can be hijacked, polluted with irrelevant info (context garbage),
personal opinions etc. If the aim of the thread is to "sell" some idea, it
is almost impossible to track when people change their minds. And the
biggest problem is that *email threads are stateless*. Meaning that to get
the current state of the problem everybody needs to waste a lot of time to
reread the thread and filter it. Sometimes it just takes too much time.

So I propose to have a summary for each thread in Etherpad -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etherpad - that will provide current current
summary of email thread, describing original problem, its evolution,
arguments and counter-arguments.

anatoly t.
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