[arin-discuss] Template-based email as a third registry access method

Dmitry Kohmanyuk dk at intuix.com
Wed Apr 4 11:08:02 EDT 2012

On Apr 4, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:

> You also had:
> 	1.	A single consolidated document you could review as a cohesive unit.
> 	2.	Easy navigation back and forth checking the document for internal consistency
> 	3.	A set of pre-defined well documented fields.
> 	4.	The ability to easily attach files ad-hoc and reference them within justification fields
> 		(ARIN On-Line pretends to have this, but, the file checking rarely accepts my files
> 		in spite of them conforming to the rules specified. These problems have proven
> 		intermittent and nearly impossible to track down so far.)
> 	5.	Full-text email updates and the ability to easily transfer the template in progress
> 		back and forth between myself and my clients for review, update, etc. prior to
> 		submission to ARIN.

one more thing:

6. ability to use text tools (diff) to compare different requests submitted, for change control ("four eyes").

so we should not say "bring back email" but rather "make update objects users can copy, modify, share, and save".

-- dk@

p.s. dare i say that (moderated) user-submitted comments for templates can be useful?  social networking, for ARIN users.

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