briand, on 17 July 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:
I try to avoid duplicating effort whenever practical. What are the advantages of allowing the description of the shelf and the description of the review to diverge?
Some of our users, though certainly not all, take advantage of the divergence.
If you are repeatedly updating a review, you can edit your local change description to detail the update (not the overall review) before you reshelve.
The files were updated email will include the contributing change's description and this can add context.
For example, I sometimes get a files updated email with a description akin to:
Updating based on geoff's feedback. Still working on stew's suggestions.
This adds some value to the update.
I will disclaim as time has worn on we have found people don't seem to do this as often as we expected. I think ideally the review and change descriptions would just stay in sync but its not clear when we could adjust the system to make that happen (its a bit tricky).