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Subject: Re: Fw: [office] meeting minutes
On Monday 13 October 2008, Mary McRae wrote: > Hi all, > > There are three recommended ways to keep minutes: in the body of an email > message, as an attachment to an email message, or uploaded documents in > Kavi. In any case, the subject line/file name should clearly identify the > contents: 2008-10-1 Meeting Minutes would be the meeting minutes for 1 Oct > 2008 allowing for easy location. This is true, however the problem is actually more complex than that. It is often quite difficult to find _which_ meeting minutes answer a given question. Often the question is sent by email to the TC list, and the answer is in the meeting minutes of *some* meeting later on, but not necessarily the next one, it can sometimes take a few months before we get to that question... I was looking today at whether a given question from a long time ago had been answered during a call, and that turns out to be rather tedious, since it means reading all the meeting minutes after the question was asked. For a TC member with a local mail archive this is doable (filter on subject, then filter on contents); for outsiders it's almost impossible AFAIK. But I don't really have a proposal for how to improve this, actually, this isn't a complaint at all, it was merely a +1 on the note that things are more difficult for non-TC-members. -- David Faure, email@example.com, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE, Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).