This was thoroughly discussed. You chose not to participate in the discussion. If you want your point of view to be represented, there is only one way to do that. Be there and argue it persuasively, getting a majority to support your view. This decision was unanimous among those present at the QA meeting.
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Robert J Crisler
Manager, Internet and Interactive Media
321 Canfield Administration Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln