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#31 h4nnib4l   User is offline

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Re: Brevity

Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:23 AM

Here's a TL;DR; for you, neo...

  • People talk too much
  • Tell them to talk less
  • Telling them how to talk less helps sometimes
  • Sometimes telling them to talk less makes them sad

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Re: Brevity

Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 29 July 2019 - 10:19 AM, said:

This thread is entirely too wordy for me to read.


Aaaawwww.. I see what you did there.

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Re: Brevity

Posted 29 July 2019 - 09:40 AM

I share the opinions of a lot of others who have commented. I rather have someone over communicate than not enough about an issue. I want them to talk about the issue, who what where and when as well as provide a list of reproducible steps that can demonstrate the issue.

Having said this, they should still provide clear grammar and simple words. They should also try to isolate the problem into the fewest possible steps to reproduce the problem.

Like many have said, and we have even seen here on DIC for years, people simply coming on and saying "This doesn't work, fix it" doesn't exactly cut it. They don't outline how it is broken, what exactly is broken or when it was even noticed to be broken. Making it almost impossible at times to find the solution.

I think the compromise is to make sure you explain to them what you need and what format you would like it in. That can be a template or it can be some other form that makes it easy for him to fill out (otherwise he won't want to do it). I can't say from the writing alone that there is any kind of learning disability or anything, but if he takes a bit more time working on grammar then it may help everyone involved.

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This post has been edited by Martyr2: 29 July 2019 - 09:41 AM

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