datahaed insisted we must have that as a document
I remember saying that it didn't *have* to be a document. I said that I
didn't think most people will have read it if it was only in the mailing
list. Yes, I think a document was a better choice, but I did not mean
to insist; I simply wanted to explain my reasoning.
In the last meeting, people typed or pasted their explanations, which
burned up a lot of time. I had assumed the basic idea of documents was
to prevent this. If we do not post basic summaries of enumerated topic
responses in one place, half or more of the people will miss them via
the mailing list, and the authors of the ideas will need to retype them
into the IRC meeting if they are to be seen. This is a perfectly valid
option, as long as we are willing to accept the retyping.
Also, I am sorry for the trouble in my first attempt to convert it to
LaTeX; thank you for converting it for me.
We should probably discuss guidelines on documents. I was intending
them to be used for really large proposals such as story documents of
Yes, it seems we had different views on documents' purposes. We should
definitely discuss this going forward.
Another option going forward is to tell people they need to signify
postings as being intended as documents explicitly. If a poster forgets
to mark it, it will be his own mistake.