Re: Limiting new members emails

In the interests of wrapping this up before it becomes the biggest 
thread of all…

It seems that people generally prefer to have the niceness factor of a 
welcome. Unless there is a significant unanswered outcry, we will 
continue this, and try to use a specific subject so you can filter if 
you prefer:

"Welcome to new member" seems unlikely to be part of a subject for 
anything else...



On 01/05/17 14:03, Léonie Watson wrote:
> On 01/05/2017 06:50, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> Hi Web Platform WG Chair,
>> In the interest of reducing email noise, I'd like to request that the
>> Chairs stop sending new member announcements to the list. Although
>> it's lovely that people introduce themselves, etc. what is more
>> valuable is that new members get up to speed on how to best contribute
>> (on Github! ❤️).
> Thanks Marcos.
> Helping new members actively contribute is definitely valuable. We 
> send each new member pointers to useful information like our work 
> mode, pub status (which includes links to all Github repos), and 
> encourage them to contribute - or ask questions if they're not sure 
> where to start.
> We also welcome them to the official WG list because, as you note, 
> it's a lovely thing to do. It also helps existing WebPlat members 
> discover people with knowledge that is useful to the work being done - 
> and enabling them to reach out to new members to encourage them to 
> contribute to a particular spec or activity.
> So although it creates a few additional emails, it feels like 
> something worth doing in the interests of making people feel welcome 
> and helping them find ways to actively contribute on Github.
> Léonie
> -- 
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