Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-19 Thread Luis Villa
List" <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> > Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam > > On Jan 14, 2016 8:35 PM, "Luis Villa" <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > I agree that thankspam is somewhat irritating, but it is also a good way > to >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 15 January 2016 at 15:50, Guillaume Paumier wrote: > moving Wikimedia mailing lists to Discourse What problem is this intended to solve? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hello, Le vendredi 15 janvier 2016, 06:07:54 Alice Wiegand a écrit : > My experiences with discourse in a non-Wikimedia context is great. Worth a > try. +1. A few weeks ago, I drafted some notes about moving Wikimedia mailing lists to Discourse (I posted them on a private wiki; I should have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Lodewijk
This talks mostly of 'moving there' which suddenly in a very short time quite a number of people seem on board with. Glad that you're so thrilled about it. To be honest, while I am not always happy with ways we discuss, that has more often to do with the people than with the technology. At the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Milos Rancic
;meta...@gmail.com> >> Gesendet: ‎15.‎01.‎2016 02:46 >> An: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> >> Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam >> >> On Jan 14, 2016 8:35 PM, "Luis Villa" <lvi...@wikimedia.org&g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Andrea Zanni
> - Ursprüngliche Nachricht - > Von: "Samuel Klein" <meta...@gmail.com> > Gesendet: ‎15.‎01.‎2016 02:46 > An: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> > Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam > > On Jan 14, 201

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Gnangarra
Crikey, balance, spam, dont contribute, very little contribution, +1 pile on (though we dont see many -1 pile ons). we are society/community that works because we collaborate we assume good faith int he actions of others, we know that while we speak(email) in english many of us have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Ricordisamoa
Thankspam is not big a problem in my opinion. One or two seconds per message and you're done, then your mind will be full of good. What I find most annoying are long emails with few actual contents. You have to read them to find out they were not worth reading. Il 13/01/2016 12:11, Fæ ha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Vituzzu
These days those messages are the best stuffs sent to this list, I'm definitely not bored by them. Anyone subscribing this list knows is a 500 emails/months list. Vito Il 13/01/2016 19:15, Milos Rancic ha scritto: On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Chris Keating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Samuel Klein
On Jan 14, 2016 8:35 PM, "Luis Villa" wrote: > > I agree that thankspam is somewhat irritating, but it is also a good way to > make people feel welcome and appreciated. An alternative is to consider > moving wikimedia-l to a tool like discourse.org Thanks for that idea.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Luis Villa
I agree that thankspam is somewhat irritating, but it is also a good way to make people feel welcome and appreciated. An alternative is to consider moving wikimedia-l to a tool like discourse.org that has (1) built-in likes, which communicate welcome and appreciation without creating noise and (2)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread MF-Warburg
As a mostly silent reader of this list, I'd like to spammingly +1 this message. There's hardly anything more superfluous than these "Welcome from Wikimedia Schleswig-Holstein as well" mails. Am 13.01.2016 12:12 schrieb "Fæ" : > TL;DR > Can anyone suggest of a better way of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Peter Southwood
I totally second this. Peter -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Fæ Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 1:11 PM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam TL;DR Can anyone suggest of a better way of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Lodewijk
I do agree in general that generic '+1' emails contribute very little. If you really want to thank someone, or welcome them, it probably makes a better impression if you write a little more than that. Say a few lines to introduce the list, give them a tip or offer them to show them around.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Andrea Zanni
I agree with Chris too! Thank you Chris! Aubrey. Il 13/gen/2016 22:32 "Shabab Mustafa" ha scritto: > And "thank you" Fæ, for brining this up! [pun intended] [sarcasm alert] > [weapons down] > > Pardon my poor sense of humour, but I couldn't resist! :P > > I believe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Shabab Mustafa
And "thank you" Fæ, for brining this up! [pun intended] [sarcasm alert] [weapons down] Pardon my poor sense of humour, but I couldn't resist! :P I believe "thank you" and "please" are magic words, specially in voluntary works. I agree with Chris. On Jan 13, 2016 5:11 PM, "Fæ"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Gergo Tisza
On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Chris Keating wrote: > > To me, "Hello" and "Thank you" are quite under-used words on this list (in > the movement generally but particularly here) so I would prefer we didn't > rule these emails out. > > After all, if we remove pile-on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Asaf Bartov
+1 from me too, and to not be spammy myself, I'll add: one very appropriate way to do welcomes and thanks is *on-wiki*. Notes welcoming people (or announcing new boards etc.) should, as a matter of habit, include a wiki URL (the user's page, or the affiliate's page, etc.), where people would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-13 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, The drawback is that not everyone has the inclination to read everything on Meta as well. At some stage it is just too much. By insisting on silence, the silence may become overwhelming and it increases the notion that this list is only for polical tigers. Thanks, GerardM On 13 January