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ActionPacked Networks; from the Netiquette IQ blog: Netiquette and too much information, and an interview with Designer and Product Developer, Serkan Gecmen
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Netiquette and "Too Much Information!" 
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By its nature, email works best with messages not more than a page long. Attachments are the best utilization for expanding email communications. The following blog segment provides some basic suggestions.
 
"This report by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read." 
 - Winston Churchill 

Wordiness

During the course of a busy day, receiving a long and detailed email is seldom welcomed.  Worse still, the longer a correspondence is, the less likely it is to be read.  There also is a distinct possibility that even if it is read, it may not be done completely or with full attention.   
If a long email is necessary, the proper Netiquette should be followed to insure readability, the early introduction of a major topic and a brief explanation for the need to have a long message.  It may also be best to have the correspondence divided and sent separately.
One long-term negative factor of sending a long or verbose message may set a bad precedent in which the recipient will not immediately or ever read future correspondence. 
 Simple steps to avoid wordiness
Certain words can contribute to make sentences less clear as well as providing more verbosity.  Among these are: 
·         Kind of
·         Sort of
·         For all intents and purposes
·         In other words
·         Basically, actually
·         As previously stated
·         Generally speaking
·         In particular
·         Generally, in general
Redundant words and appositives
An appositive is defined (by reference.com) as a word or phrase to identify, amplify or rename the preceding word.  These can be unnecessarily obvious.  Samples of these appositives which add no value are shown below:

 

Wordy: This is an example of an appositive which provides unnecessary identification.
George Washington, the first president of the United States and a founding father . . .
Better: George Washington, the first president . . .
Best George Washington . . .


Redundant Pairs
Most email writers cannot avoid using redundant pairs and this is a common mistake made even in brief messages.  Some generic examples of these include:
·         past                  remembrances
·         basic                fundamentals
·         true                  facts
·         honest              truth
·         terrible             tragedy
·         final                 outcome
·         unexpected       surprise
·         past                 history
·         future               plans
·         boundary          line
There are many, many more of these and the best way to reduce their usage is to maintain good Netiquette in messages and to edit text before sending.

 

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Serkan Gecmen
Developer of the Netiquette IQ online test. Serkan has also worked in the formative levels of the gaming industry and gained significant operational perspective to manage and foster success in seven casino resorts throughout the nation. His efforts have been maximizing guest satisfaction and profitability, property re-branding, hotel launch, advertising, direct marketing, development and execution of large scale promotions and creative concepts that build brand awareness, strategic planning, budget forecasting, Asian marketing, as well as large scale contract negotiations, media oversight, special event planning, entertainment and casino host management.

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