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Especially when addressing multiple recipients, I tend to write emails like:

> Hello,

> Short version: all-hands meeting to discuss painting of the bike shed, Thu 1 Aug @ 14:30 in the board room. There will be cookies.

> Long version:

> <more details>

I also tend to first jot down a draft of the "long version", then edit it for clarity and brevity, then write the "short version" last.

Edit: I find HN formatting weird sometimes.

Like TL;DRs on Reddit! Interesting, I think I'll incorporate this concept for my long emails, thanks for sharing.

Per the request of one of my early bosses, I include TL;DRs on my emails when they get long. It can save people a fair amount of time.

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