I would guess that I receive about 20-100 emails a day (there is a wide range) related to Wikimedia, and I simply pick out the ones that interest me. It's very simple to delete or archive emails that I don't want to read, and I'm willing to accept the noise in exchange for the signal. Wikimedia-l and Wikitech-l are high volume lists by nature, and that's part of the deal people make when they subscribe.
In the long run I would like to move to something like Discourse, but as far as I know WMF has yet to allocate the resources to make that possible. Pine On Jul 27, 2016 08:33, "Liam Wyatt" <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > There are times when highly threaded discussions on wiki are easier to > > follow than large quantities of entangled mailing list posts, but that is > > an exception, and in any case I follow the philosophy of trying to meet > > people where they are whenever reasonably feasible. > > > > Thanks, > > > > Pine > > > That's all well and good, but the significant difference is that email > lists are a "push" form of communication. Everyone subscribed receives > everything that is send, whether or not they're interested in that specific > email. For people who feel the need to comment frequently and at length on > every topic, then putting their comments on wiki is not only better for > collating their points into a coherent whole, but better for the other list > subscribers who don't have to wade through comments that didn't need to be > sent to everyone. > > > -- > wittylama.com > Peace, love & metadata > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>