ok just remembered one mo lil detail that i dont think has been mentioned before. if a task is assigned only to you then you should update the task as needed especially the progress and comment part. also note that finishing dates are almost random right now and when a task is assigned to u then you should be the one to change and/or update the finishing date so that other can count on that.
a lil personal kind of mail this one :)
l33t haxxor