[talk-ph] seeing new mappers lately

Ronny Ager-Wick - Develo Ltd. raw at develo.ltd.uk
Mon Feb 2 16:42:43 GMT 2009

I, for one, appreciated the message when you sent it to me. I joined
this list and added my name in the wiki because of it, and I think it's
a nice gesture - and very important for building the community.
Maybe you could add a little disclaimer on the bottom, for the "kabalat
kapaya" (sensitive) people out there, explaining that it's a personal
greeting, where you got the email address from and that no more email
will be send as a result of this, so "if you don't want to see any more
emails like this, you don't have to do anything. Unless you will be in
touch, this is the first and last.". Something like that.

maning sambale wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm seeing new mappers around Metro manila and other areas lately.
> Anybody here welcoming them?
> I stopped doing it when I was labeled a spammer by another
> contributor.  Maybe my message of welcoming and invitation is too
> "spammish".
> Can we craft a better "non-spammish" message for new mappers?
> Here's what I wrote before, feel free to improve.
> ====
> Hi! Just to want to say welcome to OSM Philippines!
> Little by little we are getting more contributors for the Philippines
> particularly in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, more roads are
> added every week. I see your adding data, thank you for your
> contributions!
> We have a wikipage for coordinating things a bit:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/WikiProject_Philippines
> Also our mailinglist is:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/talk-ph
> Please add your name in the wiki and where you intend to to focus mapping.
> If you need help feel free to send us a message in talk-ph mailinglist.
> cheers,
> maning
> ====

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