Should you go against your Client? (Was: [thelist] MessageArchive -MySQL)

Joshua Olson joshua at
Wed Jul 30 13:17:36 CDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Budd" <andy at>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 1:03 PM

> > I would advise the client of the pros & cons, then abide by their
> > decision.  I have a client who periodically suggests archiving and

> I really don't see what the problem is. Add the time stamp. It's not
> gong to have any effect on your client anyway. However if the client
> changes his mind in 6 months time it'll have a huge impact not having
> it in. Plan for future development is what I'd say.


I don't agree with you.  It is definitely better to do what the client
wants... but, there may be some wiggle room in this case.


Has the client specifically said that it's _not_ okay for YOU to make a
backup and for you to keep the backup on YOUR machine.

That way you can delete the old information AND still race in and save the
day later on.  Of course you can't charge them for developing the backup

Good luck.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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