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Reply to Incomplete Role

By Tyler Danke Topic posted 10/11/2016

Tyler: to me, that is a bug. When one purposefully sets a role up with just a name, that is not "incomplete": that is as complete as it gets at that moment. I'd rather have Glassfrog honor that, than "coach" the organisation by coloring perfectly valid roles signal-red as if there was an error.

I get that it can be helpful that Glassfrog "coaches": this particular behavior though has created more confusion that good in our organisation. (People really study the constitution, and then Glassfrog tells them they did something "incomplete", when they clearly did not!)

A better way to coach this point would be to suggest a change at role creation, not after the fact, and to make it a suggestion, not a judgement.