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Michael Shiloh michael at
Thu Jul 17 18:48:36 CEST 2008

Marek Lindner wrote:
> On Thursday, 17. July 2008 08:25:54 Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>> BTW, has anyone asked Brenda if she wants in on this? And have time for it?
> Happy to see that you bring that point up. I had a long and healthy discussion 
> with her. The bottom line is:
> - She really appreciates your wish to help and gladly accepts it.
> - Mailing list fit into the Western style of communication not in the Eastern 
> style.
> - Next to the cultural difference a flood of mails in English is a problem. A 
> list would be less an issue if the list language would be Chinese or any 
> other similar language as Japanese, Hongkongnese, etc (which is not realistic 
> but should show the point).  ;-)
> - Probably she will read the list but never post anything unless you directly 
> address her (again cultural differences).
> My suggestion: Create your favorite communication channel. She probably will 
> follow it but not become an active part in it. Once you have finishd your 
> discussion send the result to her directly.
> We still try to help the Eastern people to understand and accept Western 
> behaviour. That needs time. Meanwhile try to understand and support them.
> Greetings,
> Marek

Thanks for your insight Marek.

I plan on being actively involved in this experiment and will actively 
seek the best way to help our wiki maintenance volunteers, Brenda, the 
company at large, and the community at large move towards a more useful 

Suggestions accepted :-)


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