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Aug 19, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Every time we've run an election of any kind with emails, to the best of my
Re: Wikimedia Referendum 2011 mailout — issues
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knowledge, the email has caused a huge jump in participation. This time,
sending the email led to an additional 5000 votes overnight, which more than
doubled the total vote count. I don't have the numbers to hand, but we saw a
similar email-bump in the last board election.
So if the goal is lots of participation, then I think email is warranted.
But we just need to iterate and get better at it... as Andrew is indeed
working on :)
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Huib Laurens <sterkebak [at] gmail> wrote:
> Maybe we shouldn't e-mail every user every time there is a vote.
> There has never been a run that didn't cause any problems and like
> Andrew was saying elsewhere they know the system doesn't check for
> global blocks and multible blocks.
> So there will be a lot of false positives. And a lot of people will
> get spam because they did create a account and did some edits...
> People that think Wikimedia is sending spam will leave instead of
> There is already a global site notice. This e-mails was't needed...
> 2011/8/19, Andrew Garrett <agarrett [at] wikimedia>:
> > Hi all,
> > I've just started sending out over 750,000 emails to folks who are
> > eligible to vote in our Wikimedia Referendum. I've learned from past
> > mailouts in trying to exclude more bots, multiple accounts and folks
> > who've already voted. However, if you receive an email which doesn't
> > apply to you (for example, if you're not eligible to vote, or you've
> > requested to be excluded from such mailouts), or if there's a problem
> > with the email that you receive (for example, it's in the wrong
> > language), I've set up a page  where you can report it. Remember
> > that you can always opt out from all future mailings .
> > I'm hoping that having a central page for this information will help
> > in investigating the issues associated with errant mail, and allow
> > future mail to be better targetted.
> > Thanks a lot for your help,
> > —Andrew
> > 
> >  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_nomail_list
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