+New England n00b Posted July 23, 2004 Share Posted July 23, 2004 Recently, there have been a spate of posts regarding 'disappointment' with approvers in regards to cache rejections. It seems to me, regardless of the validity of the cache passing muster, that a big problem lies in the way we as cachers communicate with approvers. I have been stunned at some of the posts/emails published in the forum - it seems that the maxim "you catch more flies with honey" is, shall we say, underutilized. In some cases more severly than others. Again, this is not about the validity of a particular cache, but about the communication from us to approvers. Please feel free to start another thread if you wish to have a discussion about the approvers communicating to us. This is just one piece of a puzzle. Let's keep it that way, okay? Thank you. To the point: I would like to invite approvers, who intimately know the workload they have and the frustrations they face, to come in and drop us some hints as to how we cachers can address rejection issues in a manner that promotes both the submitter & approvers goals: approving a cache. I'd also like to pull insight from cache submitters as well, and let the approvers tell us what they think of those ideas. So... for example, I often see that e-mails should include the GC.com waypoint to help speed up the process. Another thing I notice is the (highly paraphrased) approach of "just shut up and approve it already". This angle certainly would tweak *me*, and I think it would anyone else in the position of working for free to benefit others. What is a better/more effective approach, approvers? We all know by now that the written word rarely expresses our emotional intent, and that intent can be misconstrued... Again, as I have to get back to work and cannot sit and watch this thread closely, I'd really like to ask that people keep this topic on track. PLEASE start a different topic if you feel the need to discuss the other side of the coin. Thanks! I really do hope this will (help) smooth things over so that we all can get to the business of caching. Well, at least those of you who don't have to work... Quote Link to comment
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