[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia engineering August 2012 report

Guillaume Paumier gpaumier at wikimedia.org
Wed Oct 3 15:36:29 UTC 2012


On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:05 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at 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?

Guillaume Paumier

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