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 publicly logging thanks, hellos
> & goodbyes for our public email lists?
> Wikimedia lists are probably unique in the number of emails over a
> year which 'thankspam'. For example there is a pattern set that an
> awful lot of chapter representatives send public welcomes and goodbyes
> without conveying any new information. Sometimes when my email
> notifier shows about ten of these on the same day, I've made the
> effort to block that thread, I don't know of a way of specifically
> muting the notifications for these types of emails on my mobile phone.
> Though everyone could chose to send these privately rather than making
> a public statement, I understand the motivation for "us too"s to be
> noticed by others who are not the intended 'thanked'. On email lists
> something like ensuring thank email subject lines have a formulaic
> part of the title would help, so that readers can choose to mute them;
> equivalent to marking "minor" or "bot" edits on our projects so they
> don't get flagged in recent changes.
> This thought stirred by Ad's email, but not against the sentiment he
> was aiming for.
> PS For those that recall my meta thanks reports, I hope to get this
> online again soon once a related phabricator task is resolved.
> Fae
> On 13 January 2016 at 09:21, Ad Huikeshoven <> wrote:
> ...
> > I failed to welcome incoming directors to the board of the Wikimedia
> > Foundation and I failed to thank outgoing directors of the same board for
> > the time and effort they have spent.
> >
> >    - that you are sorry about the harm/damage/waste/confusion your
> mistake
> >    caused (being specific would demonstrate understanding);
> >
> > I'm sorry for this unpolite and rude behavior.
> ...
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