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Thank you Ali, amended it now (entry 9.3)

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Matthew, in this thread:

Quote from Matthew Whitewood on July 29, 2021, 10:06 am

That was what I was thinking here:

Lucio: I'm proud and very happy to see how you handled this, Ali.

But I may be reading this wrong and it's not a power move.

There is no question mark here, and it doesn't make a point except for raising a potential topic for further discussion.

So it feels like a covert question.

And if I don't discuss it, it feels like I'm either snubbing your comment, or like I'm leaving unaddressed a potentially value-taking action of mine.

So the first point is to ideally make the comment clearer: is it a question?

The second point, which why I posted it here, is that I can't reply there.

That thread is to update on Power University updates and new content.

The reason being of that thread is for a PU student to open that thread, and see what's new.
It's not intended for discussion on tangent -or related- topics.

Such as, if you had said something like:

The new entry is interesting, but I don't get it. It seems to originate from this comment here, but it doesn't proprely explain it. Maybe you can explain better? Did you mean X?

That would be thread-relevant, since we're talking about the new added content (ie.: "the new added content is not clear").

But as it is, it feels to me like a (covert) invitation for off-topic.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Yeah, indeed I typed that quickly on the mobile phone without thinking much.
And it didn't come across too well.

Controversial Topics

For controversial topics, I will

  • open a new thread or put the topic under Feedbacks & Clarifications because the discussion has quite a high chance of being extended and
  • spend more time elaborating upon the context

As such, this will avoid misunderstandings to a much greater degree.
Being on a fresh thread will also help.
Unless it's on the thread of Feedbacks & Clarifications.

Threads That Should Be Minimal

The reason being of that thread is for a PU student to open that thread, and see what's new.
It's not intended for discussion on tangent -or related- topics.

I see this now.
That thread is more for quick announcements on Power University.

In the future for any threads of a more announcement nature, minimise any discussion as much as possible.

A Potential Way to Invite Answers Without Being Covert & Pushy

And to avoid the following 2 dynamics:

  • asking a question covertly (stating topics which invite the reader to answer) and
  • putting pressure on the other to respond (asking "what do you think?" with a person's name)

Maybe one could phrase this in the following way:

Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

It shows the intent of wanting to know people's thoughts clearly and at the same time, takes the pressure off the other.

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Lucio Buffalmano

@anish (Growfast),

From this thread:

Quote from Growfast on August 12, 2021, 9:08 am

The post might have got confusing.

I would like to clarify that it was posted for discussing about imagined generosity, false accusations and false boasting.

Now since we cleared it up I would thank and appreciate anyone who shares their thoughts.

I'd like to clarify on my side why I specifically addressed one of those 3 only.

It's because we try to keep it one-thread, one-topic.

Please see the guidelines in my signature, they're there to help us keep the forum efficient.

From that thread, those 3 things are different.
Imagined generosity is different from false accusations, which in turn is different from false boasting ("false boasting" doesn't exist BTW, your example was real boasting).

I recognize that the "falsehood" in there might seem like a common thread.
Yet, how you handle an accusation is very different from how you handle someone who is exaggerating the help he wanted to provide.

Since they're different, how you handle them is different.
And that's why, for clarity, each one of them goes on its own thread.
Otherwise, it ends up being a mish-mash soup of different things and nobody learns anything.

I understand that in the beginning, every power move might seem to same.
When in doubt, just pick one thing for one thread.

Edit:
Originally -and mistakely- posted this one in the "feedback" thread, which is more for social/interpersonal feedback.
Then moved it here since this feedback was about forum guidelines / usability.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?
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