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lucyp ([personal profile] lucyp) wrote in [personal profile] ira_gladkova 2012-07-10 10:09 am (UTC)

Yes! I guess it's a matter of perspective really - I'm so aware of all the things that people in the org WANT to make public that the logistical challenges of keeping up with that output loom much larger for me. And definitely true that it's hard to navigate the line of positive vs openly acknowledging problems, especially in the context of those logistical problems, because the discussion of more complex issues takes more posts, and more time to think about, and is generally even more time consuming.

There's also the challenge of audience, in that we're speaking to a very wide range of people. So with the AO3 posts, for example, I'm always aware that I'm simultaneously speaking to people whose tech knowledge extends to 'I press that button here, right?' and to people who are tech professionals with a hge amount of knowledge about code / systems / whatever, and it is extremely hard to find a balance of information and tone which doesn't alienate either end of the spectrum.

I'm pretty pleased with how things are progressing this year, though! I think it's really important for us all to remember that change just does take time. I know Claudia and I expected to be way further on with Comms right now than we are, but we reckoned without the forces of real life.

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