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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 2 22:22:27 UTC 2019

(not read the whole thread as there are far too many from you, Simon.)

What is WMF ?

When you say "not posting more than 30 times per month" do you mean 
thread starts or are you including responses?

Never understood the criticism of "noise" - if you don't like it, ignore 

These are forums for discussion. They can go on a bit. Get over it.


On 02/06/2019 09:47, Simon Poole 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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