In our bug tracking system, you only get so many characters in the short description to describe your task. One of my co-workers (whom I shall name X to preserve his or her identity) used to squeeze more information into the short description by dropping vowels — sometimes just one or two but sometimes more. Early last year when a task came through with fewer than the usual number of remaining vowels, it caught my fancy and I sent this reply… : )
Subject: dscrptn fld lngths
Prhps w shld rqst th crms shrt dscrptn fld t b lngthnd s w cld ft lngr shrt dscrptns n thr?
Or thn wld it b too lng to ft n rprts do yu thnk?
Anywy I’m njyng yr dscrptns.
Sftwr Engnr, rtv RM Bs
Otr Sstms, L