Thanks so much for your thoughtful note -- which I really appreciate!
Your apologies are accepted, as far as I'm concerned.
We all make mistakes from time to time, and the limitations of email as a medium can tempt
us to blurt out responses which we later regret.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Vibha and the whole design team for
all the fine work you do for the movement. We're very grateful for the design
methodology which you bring to our projects, and appreciate that it's not easy for a
small team to support all of our needs.
I hope we can all put this incident behind us -- and be more careful in our communications
P.S.: We have now posted the first mockups which Vibha didn't have time to publish on
We are now discussing these ideas with the core team for Echo, to assess their
effectiveness and feasibility in a small group. After that internal review is complete, we
expect to post another version and request comments from a broader group. Keep in mind
these are still rough interaction mockups, and the copy is very preliminary; this is why
we are not asking for public comments yet -- but we wanted to share this work in progress,
in the spirit of transparency.
On Apr 1, 2013, at 10:14 PM, Isarra Yos wrote:
It seems I have made a bit of a mess here, for which I can only apologise - things were
said and certain words and feelings were exchanged that were not exactly productive.
In particular I feel I should apologise to Vibha - I was feeling frustrated and unheard,
but even so I realise should not have made that comment about the time it takes to make an
icon, so I'm sorry. I appreciate that we are all swamped presently, and had no
intention of downplaying that.
Even in general, however, this has added considerable unnecessary stress, and I would
like to apologise for derailing the thread like that. Much of this could have been taken
to more appropriate venues or kept private, but unfortunately I acted with little
Sorry about all this. I genuinely want to be helpful, but it can be difficult at times to
figure out how to do that.
Can we all just pretend I didn't say anything?
Product Manager, Editor Engagement
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