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Old 07-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I work for a company that for some reason has decided to try to "organize" our Windows Server 2003 network using a numbering system rather than the typical and more user friendly naming conventions people are used to. For example, to find a particular form, they have put it here:

G:\100\200\550\300

Now if you were a new (or even veteran) employee, would you know just by looking at that network location that it had anything to do with the Vacation Request Form's location on the server? I think this is going to create unnecessary confusion and extra internal work for no real added benefit. Granted they are creating a chart of accounts/network directory listing to find things, but again it seems like a waste of time to me. A "chart of accounts" for a server is not typical from what I've ever seen before, but please correct me if I'm wrong about this.

Any thoughts on persuading management from continuing with this crazy new system?

Thanks in advance!

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It certainly looks like the accountant got the say on this one.
It might be "some people" do not realise that folder names can be long and multi-worded.
If management cannot understand the benefit of plain english, there's not much hope.

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I concur, and the biggest issue might be that what works for accounting might not work so good for marketing, HR, or any other non-accounting office.

Perhaps you could have an accounting folder and then under that they could have their "chart of files/accounts" methodology.
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How about a big congratulations card signed by all the employees:
Congratulations on the most idiotic idea of the Information Age!
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