I dunno, guys.  I certainly would take a talk page message over a
mechanical "thank" any day of the week.  More particularly, I notice a
significant trend in using "thank" notifications to express agreement with
people without having to actually say "yeah, I agree" somewhere.

That the loss of human contact, replacing it with another technological
whizbang, is considered a net positive...well, I guess that's what can be
expected from Wikimedia.

Risker


On 13 January 2014 17:36, Oliver Keyes <oke...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> 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.
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