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Re: Limiting new members emails

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 10:27:33 +0100
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <dc5267a6-7129-8145-b09e-253f48b237ed@splintered.co.uk>
On 04/05/2017 10:10, LĂ©onie Watson wrote:
> On 01/05/2017 13:27, marcos@marcosc.com wrote:
[...]
>> We need to find better ways of on-boarding new people than sending
> these emails.
>
> Which probably means we could do better at making them feel welcome
> and/or helping them get started. The idea of introducing them to another
> active participant is worth exploring - how do you think it might work
> in practice?

(Biting my tongue not to comment on the irony that this thread about 
limiting the amount of emails sent to this list probably accounts for 
the largest number of emails I received from this list in a while) I'll 
just add that I don't mind the occasional "such and such joined" message 
on various W3C lists. Easily ignorable, and I often find it quite 
interesting to know/see who joined and to perhaps reach out to them 
(off-list, sure) to offer help/advice to get started.

The "there's no need to introduce them, let their contributions be their 
introduction" argument does smack a tad of meritocracy.

With that, I'll go back in lurk mode so as not to anger the 
message-counters.

P
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