> 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
On 15 January 2016 at 15:50, Guillaume Paumier
> moving Wikimedia mailing lists to Discourse
What problem is this intended to solve?
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
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
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.
>> Gesendet: 15.01.2016 02:46
>> An: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam
>> On Jan 14, 2016 8:35 PM, "Luis Villa" <lvi...@wikimedia.org&g
> - Ursprüngliche Nachricht -
> Von: "Samuel Klein" <meta...@gmail.com>
> Gesendet: 15.01.2016 02:46
> An: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <email@example.com>
> Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam
> On Jan 14, 201
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
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
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.
Il 13/01/2016 19:15, Milos Rancic ha scritto:
On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Chris Keating
On Jan 14, 2016 8:35 PM, "Luis Villa" wrote:
> I agree that thankspam is somewhat irritating, but it is also a good way
> make people feel welcome and appreciated. An alternative is to consider
> moving wikimedia-l to a tool like discourse.org
Thanks for that idea.
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
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" :
> Can anyone suggest of a better way of
I totally second this.
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 1:11 PM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam
Can anyone suggest of a better way of
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.
I agree with Chris too!
Thank you Chris!
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
And "thank you" Fæ, for brining this up! [pun intended] [sarcasm alert]
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"
On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Chris Keating
> 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
+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
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.
On 13 January
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