[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Isarra Yos zhorishna at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 20:41:52 UTC 2014

On 13/01/14 20:37, Risker wrote:
> <marc at uberbox.org>Of course there already exists a way to thank IP
> editors.  It is to go to their talk page and leave them a message that says
> "Thanks for your edit here [link to diff]."  It is far more personal, far
> more likely to encourage the user to edit further (and maybe create an
> account?) based on research on the effects of template versus personalized
> talk page messages to new editors, and doesn't require anyone to write any
> code whatsoever.
> I'm not entirely certain it's a good idea to "technologize" such very basic
> user interactions.  It takes as much work to "thank" someone using
> notifications as it does to leave them a talk page message.
> Risker/Anne
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I can see it now - a thank link that goes to the user's talkpage and 
opens a new section edit window, maybe with the header prefilled... but 
that would force a real interaction, and encourage real discussion...

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