Hi Pine, Personally, the reason I don't answer to WMYHTW? is that - to be honest - I actually find it too long and visually unappealing (too many links, looks very technical) so I read the first few lines, then I skip and go to the next email. I really like the idea though, and when I have time, I click a few links, but indeed it doesn't prompts me to answer because, well... it looks more like a newsletter than an actual call for conversation.
Maybe this would have more success with a shorter format, maybe including images directly inside text. You could also try cross-posting it to Wikimedia Space, where engagement is less intimidating because it looks more like social media (you can "like", comment, etc). It makes me think about this post <https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/what-was-your-first-commons-contribution/2021>, which triggered quite a few answers. Hope this helps! Best, Diane On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 AM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello colleagues, > > I would like to ask for your advice about one issue with the "What's making > you happy this week?" emails. > > I was hoping that people would frequently comment in the email threads > and/or on the talk pages of WMYHTW publications in *The Signpost* to share > what is making them happy, in the Wikiverse or elsewhere. However, comments > are somewhat rare. > > I am concerned that some people may feel too intimidated to comment. > > I understand that communicating in public requires courage, but I believe > that people who try to be respectful will have their comments received well > by the community if they comment in these threads. Perfection is not a > requirement for WMYHTW. > > Also, I think that public communication becomes easier with practice, and > these threads would be good places for people who want to become more > experienced with public communication on Wikimedia-l to practice. > > Is there something else that you think could be done to facilitate > participation in WMYHTW? I would appreciate your advice and input. > > Thank you, > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>