[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 21:57:00 UTC 2014

David Gerard, 10/01/2014 22:02:
> However, being able to thank IP contributors for their contribution
> would be FANTASTIC. Saying "thank you" to casual drive-by contributors
> would give them quite a buzz, I'd think.

You already can, even on the unwelcoming ;) en.wiki and de.wiki: talk 
pages have not (yet) been killed.
I think about 30-50k persons have been thanked with the simple 
{{grazie}} template on it.wiki across the years.

> Perhaps a timeout? Say, you can thank an IP for their edit within 1
> hour? We can experiment and see what time gives the best amount of
> thanks versus mistakes.

On it.wiki, anonymous talk pages are purged monthly (with some conditions).


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