Joseph Seddon wrote:
>In terms of CentralNotice and its usage, there is a quite rightly many a
>question about whether this or any other usage of it is appropriate.
>CentralNotice is possibly the most powerful non-profit communication tool
>on the planet. So powerful that projects like Wiki Loves Monuments can
>achieve world records with it. Questions that we have, as a movement,
>never asked ourselves include how it could or should (an important
>difference) be used, what do we consider an efficient or effective usage,
>what are our readers interested in, what are our editors interested in,
>is it possible to give them a choice rather than force them to see
>everything or nothing?
I'm really struggling to understand what you're saying here. You seem to
be suggesting that the Wikimedia movement has never asked itself about
CentralNotice spam. I happen to know that you're very aware of extensive
discussions about the use of CentralNotice on this mailing list, on
Meta-Wiki, and elsewhere. You ("Seddon (WMF)") heavily edited this page in
This page was created in May 2011. And even in May 2011 (over six years
ago now), the overuse and abuse of CentralNotice was not a new topic.
Given this, it's really difficult to understand what you mean when you
suggest that reasonable considerations, such as not showing a stupid
advertisement to every user, have somehow been overlooked to date. The
exact opposite is demonstrably true and you know this.
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