So as to not further hijack this thread, what is board policy/position/tradition of using jargon while posting questions on the Dope? This thread unfortunately was hijacked quite severely by responders complaining about the OP’s use of unnecessarily technical terms (I don’t happen to believe it was overly technical, but there was quite a pile on).
But here are 3 threads I found (all current in GQ) that lay on the jargon WAY thicker than the above thread, and not one response that I could see was chiding the OP for their use of technical jargon.
Did the OP of the first thread violate some unwritten/obscure “code” that brought on the hate? FWIW, the “obscure” terms the OP used in the first thread (direct report, C-level) were defined very early in the thread, but at least half of over 100 responses are about how poorly the question was asked rather than any attempt to give an answer.
So, for my own edification in board etiquette, when is jargon OK and when is it verboten?
I have seen posters chide an OP for posing a question or making a statement that was not clear, either because of typos, bad grammar, or just poorly chosen words that didn’t effectively communicate the idea they wanted to get across. But this appears to be something different.
Anyway, very curious to hear responses, especially from those who participated in the pile on in the above referenced thread (Melchior, chappachula, elbows, as well as others). This is your chance to explain why the OP’s use of business talk was inappropriate.