I was thinking earlier about replying to this email. Since other folks have chimed in along similar lines, here's my version of 'make it shorter'.
I don't really need or want a full review of all the good stuff in the past week, or even all the good stuff that you in particular noticed. Rather, just one cool item would be great, along with why it made you smile or chortle or go 'Wow!'. That gives folks something short to look at and hopefully also smile about, and it leaves room in the conversation for others to contribute similar short pieces. Example: for the Tech Conference, you could have said something like, "While you can find all the summaries of activities and discussions here [link], I really liked X [link'. Or even 'it was hard to choose just one thing because there was so much awesome discussion at the conference, but this really caught my eye [link].' And then an explanation of why that thing was interesting, cool, fun, really grabbed you. Hope this helps! Ariel On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:36 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: 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 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>