I posted once a reply which was reasonably concise and had just one point -
and it generated very little response. My conclusion was that people here
are mainly not interested in what is going on on the projects contentwise.
I will not do it again.

Yaroslav

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:16 AM Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> I have similar thoughts.
>
> I find the "What makes you happy" emails generally nice and useful and
> occasionally I reply. But the opening emails are often too long, and have
> too many sections and links, which make it hard to read.
>
> The title "What makes you happy" implies something that is unique for every
> week, so it should have fewer repetitive sections.
>
> --
> Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> ‪“We're living in pieces,
> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
>
>
> ‫בתאריך יום ב׳, 25 בנוב׳ 2019 ב-10:33 מאת ‪Diane Ranville‬‏ <‪
> dranville-...@wikimedia.org‬‏>:‬
>
> > 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: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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 and
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
> > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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 and
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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 and 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, 
<mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>

Reply via email to