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.
Personally, I prefer to send those mails offlist by the way - but I can feel with people that with all the dramaspam (how important and justified it sometimes may be/feel) you kinda feel a need to balance that out ;) Lodewijk On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:17 AM, Gergo Tisza <gti...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com > > > wrote: > > > > 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 positive threads that contain little > > information then pile-on negative threads with equally little information > > will probably still remain. > > +1 > I would much rather filter outrage spam :-) There is more of it, and unlike > thanks, it tends to have a demoralizing effect. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>