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Re: Limiting new members emails

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 14:44:34 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=76vUocj7zR1omZP0hD9e0HmPE0xNT2gUGFmCd5AxvNdA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Cc: Patrick Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
+1, maybe use a consistent subject line so that those who don't want intros
can filter them out?

Generally I've very pro- having discussions primarily be in Github, but a
few friendly welcome messages make a nice enough change from emails
requiring actual work.

cheers,

Dan

On 4 May 2017 at 14:30, Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 to Patrick
>
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> 703-371-5545 <(703)%20371-5545>
>
> On May 4, 2017 5:30 AM, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> --
>> Patrick H. Lauke
>>
>> www.splintered.co.uk | https://github.com/patrickhlauke
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>>
>>
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