Indeed. I see a user's awesome edit, via a diff. I hit "thank". I hit "okay".
I see a user's awesome edit, via a diff. I hit the "talk" link, I hit the "new section" button, I fill in my message, I save my message. Ultimately, though, this compares apples to oranges; nobody is "technologizing" this kind of user interaction because nobody is removing the ability to leave thankful talk page messages - indeed, I think they still serve a very useful purpose. I tend to thank people when they've made an edit I appreciate; I head over to their talkpage and give barnstars when this is indicative of wider good work on their part, or it's a /really/ great edit. All we've done is added some granularity to the system, reducing the barrier for small amounts of thanks. On 13 January 2014 14:24, Steven Walling <steven.wall...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > 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. > > > > That's empirically not true. > > If I am on a page history or list of user contributions, it's takes just > two clicks and you don't leave the page. To leave someone a Talk page > message takes several new page loads and steps. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Oliver Keyes Product Analyst Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>