[Coral-List] On submission length and conciseness

Billy Causey billy.causey at noaa.gov
Fri Oct 19 15:58:06 EDT 2012

Dear David,

   - Thank you for sharing your observations and comments.
   - I am guilty of embellishing some myself in the past, but fully concur
   with you.
   - I will amend my errant ways of the past and promise brevity in the
   - Have a great weekend .... all.

Best regards, Billy

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:48 AM, David Obura <dobura at cordioea.net> wrote:

> Dear Listers,
> this is a non-coral topic, picking up on Jim's notes in Dean Jacobson's
> extremely heroic and necessary battle in Majuro.
> I'm afraid that I don't read most posts on some of the very interesting
> posts on the list because they are just ... TOO LOOOOOOONNGGG!!! (and
> repetitive of the same points already made on the topics). The discussion
> on the list would contribute so much more strongly to our common goal if,
> as Jim says, points would be summarized in bullets, and thoughts edited,
> rather than long stream-of-consciousness discourses. Some contributions are
> both informative and long, but most long ones are not. I really applaud the
> moderators for doing their job and actually posting them!!
> 7000 listers are not interested in detailed and massive 3-way discussions,
> but we ARE interested in the topics and issues being raised and I for one
> would love to read more, if the writers would just make it easier.
> all best,
> David
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