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Anthony Papillion wrote:
Titles come in very handy, even if only
serving to cue the person that you are acting on behalf of an
established organization and not just yourself.

Well, we should probably distinguish between the internal and external communication. Of course, I never use titles on Italian mailing lists, since I agree that there is no need for them in that context.

But in external communication or important mailing list I use them just to give a hint that e.g., if suggesting a blocker issue, we have already discussed and confirmed it within the Italian community.

And in this respect Italo does the same as me, see announcements like
So it's not an unconditional aversion to titles, it just depends on context.

And for example I would find it useful that people authorized to speak on behalf of the Document Foundation provide a hint somewhere in their messages, so that we can judge their words accordingly.

  Andrea Pescetti.

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