[Tagging] A modest proposal to increase the usefulness of the tagging list

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 09:11:36 UTC 2019

Who's going to keep the tally? Maybe we need an actual tool to help with
this (I'm not proposing to write one or figure what could be used for doing
so). But what if the 4 proposals are reached? Or someone feels the need to
post 40 comments during a month? How do we stop the flood?


On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 10:49 AM Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> As a reader of this list I'm slightly overwhelmed by it right now.
> Besides the longish off topic discussions that should have been held
> somewhere else, we've had a massive increase in the number of proposals
> and comments on these. As these typically will require looking at the
> proposal, potentially commenting on its talk page and here, the increase
> in noise has led to even a cursory examination of proposals for obvious
> flaws (see the police proposal) not being possible at the current rate
> of a new proposal every second day.
> In the interest of keeping the list at least half usable, I would
> suggest that we all, starting now, voluntarily submit to:
> - not posting more than 30 times per month (the 30 comes from the WMF
> mailing lists, where it seems to work quite well)
> - not more than one proposal per person per month
> - not more than 4 new proposals per month in total
> Simon
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