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 ;)
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
> > To me, "Hello" and "Thank you" are quite under-used words on this list
> > 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.
> I would much rather filter outrage spam :-) There is more of it, and unlike
> thanks, it tends to have a demoralizing effect.
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