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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"
Hi Pine,
I look at it like I look at the Signpost. I find much of it interesting, and usually read it through from end to end. I click on links when they look interesting and I have the time. I am happy to see it exists, but in most cases I do not feel the need to add any comments, because it is cool in itself and usually does not appear to need comment. It is nice to know I can comment, but I generally don’t comment just for the sake of making a noise, but to make some point or find something out that was not clear. Things that make people happy are often uncontroversial and need no clarification, and there is already enough congratulatory noise on this list regarding user groups and new appointments etc
Cheers,
Peter

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From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-bounces@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Pine W
Sent: 25 November 2019 10:08
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

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 )
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