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December 4th, 2003


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10:46 am - DP Woes
Well, she was cute. And perhaps interested. . .

Hey, give me a break: I need something to brighten my day.

The revised Dedicant Program was tabled last night by the Mother Grove. As emails trickle in, I wonder what happened. It sounds like a total melt-down of independent thought. I'm not sure that the MG even knows what happened.

Of course, I'm probably only getting one side of the story.

Yeah, I'm frustrated. Not with the fact that they want the best possible program. Not even with the fact that it was delayed.

What frustrates me is that there was little indication that this program wasn't *approved* yet. I know people started working on it. People loved it. I haven't heard a single complaint about it.

I wish I could have observed that meeting. I'm royally confused as to what happened.

As more email comes in, I see others think I was being negative when I emailed out about this. It couldn't be farther from the truth. I very much appreciate the commitment to excellence that the MG has, and I know they're trying to make the DP the best they can. But it's still extremely frustrating.

Thus my drama for the day. *sighs* Time to sit back and wait for the next email.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: "Nautical Wheelers", -JB

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From:mlleelizabeth
Date:December 4th, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I knew there was a new DP (and that you'd put it together) but I hadn't started on it yet. I do mean to do so, though. I'm really sad to hear it wasn't approved. Have they told you why?

My writing experience is limited to fiction, but it seems to me that the proper process for such things is to offer a pre-approval review so that you can do whatever editing you need to do before submission. But maybe I don't understand the way ADF handles such things.

I hope that you are able to revise and/or come to an agreement, and get it approved without much more delay!
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 4th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Actually, Ian put it all together. I've only been helping with the editing and a minor part of the writing.

We're working some things out, though. Slow but sure wins the race.

I'm hoping for a major change in the way things are going soon.

The "why" it was rejected is still pretty unclear.
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From:kallisti
Date:December 5th, 2003 12:32 am (UTC)

There were many "whys"

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It wasn't just one thing, but many that bothered *some* people. I could tell that a heck of a lot of work did go into it, and it wasn't that which was rejected, but some "fidly bits"...You should get with Skip and try and get a transcript of that section of the meeting...even if it has to have the names changed to protect the guilty

ttyl

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