On 15 May 2014 09:20, Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
This seems like very good advice, Tom. Have you tried
I agree, it sure is great advice. A shorter version is the "management
classic" good news sandwich. Here's a version similar to those you
might see used in emails:
1. Your email was illuminating, we have no doubt that you great
passion and commitment as a Wikimedian.
2. Based on what some might see as disruptive comments, you have been
blocked from the list. There is no appeal process but you can try
writing to the moderators if you wish. I suggest trying in six months
time to expect a reply.
3. The contributions you make to our projects are great. I look
forward to seeing the time you save, being used to be even more
It's a great technique, nobody can claim that an email structured this
way is unpolite or intended as personal. It could be a bit obvious for
anyone familiar with the classics though...
Thanks everyone for chipping in with their views, nice to see such