On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:05 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Tilman Bayer, 05/09/2012 02:52:
Rupert raises an interesting point. How many
people prefer such
mailing list announcements of new reports to include a plaintext
version of the report itself?
Usually I'm very more likely to read something if it's directly in the
email, however long; a link means "oh, more work, must be something long, of
unknown length" (I don't see it), requires one more click, and finally the
click just sends the reading to the queue together with the other dozens
tabs open in the browser.
That said, a good compromise is, I found, to just include the HTML from the
wiki page. HTML emails are horrible (and I usually fail at sending them) but
converting wikitext to a readable email plaintext is horrible too.
I'm happy to do that, but do Wikimedia mailing lists support HTML e-mails?