Sunday, August 07, 2011

Open question - help me interpret this?

A caution, for those jumping to conclusions: this community does have (rather) more than one community leader.

What does it mean when a community leader answers a question readily & in the negative, when you're not recording, but when afterward you have second thoughts and (repeatedly) email him and leave voicemails asking he'd be willing to be recorded answering no, he doesn't respond?

Assume that the Q is one that's it's legitimate to ask.

Yes, I'm pretty sure I know what this means; but if there are plausible alternatives...

1 comment:

frank -- Decoding SwiftHack said...

That rather depends on what type of question it is, doesn't it?

I can think of two types of questions where one might feel inclined to answer "no" but only when off the record:

"Do you have any ties to person/organization X?"

"Do you like person/organization X?"

-- frank