Re: "New Media"

Subject: Re: "New Media"
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:34:29 -0400

> I can think of two problems: specifying the section in the reviewed
> document to which the blog comment applies, and identifying blog
> threads -- since comments are usually listed in chronological order,
> what do you do when, for example, reviewer B responds to a point made
> by reviewer A, but in the list of blog comments, these posts are
> separated by several comments about other aspects of the reviewed
> document?

In all fairness, Adobe Forums has the same issue in the web interface,
But most users are fairly savvy enough to find the right comment that
goes with the response or know to quote the text they're replying to.

> Might a newsgroup-like forum be a better mechanism for threaded discussions?

Possibly. Me, I personally don't like newsgroups.

> Where I work, I'm trying to persuade reviewers to annotate documents
> with the commenting and markup tools now available in Adobe Reader. My
> grand plan was to then take everyone's annotations and consolidate
> them into a single document, so that everyone could see what was said.
> Unfortunately, so few reviewers are annotating the PDF files that I've
> not yet been able to do that.

Sounds like a process and enforcement issue.

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner


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