Re: Drafts -- some people not clear on the concept...
--- Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de> wrote:
You turn in a draftThe discussion was was about a draft that was _not_ turned in (because it wasn't ready) but taken without knowledge and consent of the writer and then picked apart (because it wasn't more than a less-than-ready draft).
That is not how I understood this particular thread. The original poster was complaining about the "concept of drafts."
See the original post from Steve Oppenheimer. He does not say "a person took a document from me before I was done."
Moreover, what the hell is the meaning of the word DRAFT here? To me, a draft is something that is ready for review in some form. If you produce a document and hand it around, thats a draft. You can't tell people "oh read it, but pay no attention to the stuff that is wrong." They're going to point it out. Especially nit picky stuff.
Now, if a boss walks into your cubicle and picks up a working copy - that's not a draft. That's a work in progress, and then you would have an arguable point. However, work in progress can also be revealing as well. A review of a document before it becomes a draft can help stop wasted work on portions that are wrong or irrelevant.
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