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Now, as for tradition, I'm Western, and we are always breaking with tradition. Quakers do shout, but acknowledgement sounds so academic. Do we ping? That seems somewhat quiet, parsimonious and to the point.

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Well, I think the goodies are great, but I do feel a little guilty for getting so many. As a team leader myself, I usually don't hand out goodies this way because I never know if the recipients are active or not. Most of my teams are smaller and relatively inactive. But, you gotta post something, right? Isn't a Quaker team that is more than silence a bit of an oxymoron?

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I've been posting these shout-outs, which I have decided to call "acknowledgements" for a few weeks now (about 2 months) and I'm wondering if people are enjoying them and/or finding them helpful.

I have mixed feelings about them (for this team, in particular) but I'm not sure how much of this is f*mily pathology and how much of this is Quaker tradition - so I'm looking for a little help to sort this out -

The f*mily I grew up in was/is quite gifted in many ways, but the f*mily ethos was to avoid public acknowledgement of these gifts and to minimize them whenever possible (if someone DID find out about them). I always thought this was Quakerism at work (sort of that "avoid singularity" ethos)...but the Quaker school I went to had annual awards ceremonies for both sports and academics.

How does this team feel about these acknowledgements? Are they appropriate for a Quaker team? Or too over-the-top? Should I continue with them? Should I do them differently? Are they Quakerly?

Please share your thoughts with me -

Edited by: KAKIPOPUP at: 1/22/2011 (08:25)
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