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Author Topic: Where to post feedback on posting style  (Read 2203 times)

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« on: May 13, 2005, 03:04:15 PM »

In the following thread, I noticed one poster critiquing not the thread-starter's content, but his presentation.  

http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=15393" >The Creation and Birth of a Character

I know we want to focus on content here at the Forge, but sometimes a poster could use some pointers on how to write more productive communications.  When is it kosher to give feedback on form?  Private email only?  Or in the thread itself?

- Alan

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 06:59:23 PM »

Hi Alan,

It's tricky, because to some extent, there are no rules except to stay within certain parameters. And in this case (as with many), I think it's not necessarily a general concern, but a personal one which is being expressed.

As in, "I'd like to interact with you about something you've said, but I'm having a hard time connecting with the totality of what you're saying." Again, it's a personal interaction which is (hopefully) being strengthened, not a general critique, however much it may sound like one or be taken as one.

If it's really a general issue, then maybe the best thing to do is for the concerned person to contact me privately. Then I can mediate or talk to whoever in a more "at the Forge" way, if I think that's called for.

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