On 13/01/14 20:37, Risker wrote:
<m...@uberbox.org>Of course there already exists a way to thank IP
editors.  It is to go to their talk page and leave them a message that says
"Thanks for your edit here [link to diff]."  It is far more personal, far
more likely to encourage the user to edit further (and maybe create an
account?) based on research on the effects of template versus personalized
talk page messages to new editors, and doesn't require anyone to write any
code whatsoever.

I'm not entirely certain it's a good idea to "technologize" such very basic
user interactions.  It takes as much work to "thank" someone using
notifications as it does to leave them a talk page message.

Risker/Anne
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I can see it now - a thank link that goes to the user's talkpage and opens a new section edit window, maybe with the header prefilled... but that would force a real interaction, and encourage real discussion...

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