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Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute

> It is never worth spamming users.

+1!

Dani



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Date:        03.10.2017 17:03
Subject:        Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute
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It is never worth spamming users.
 
From: ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mickael Istria
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Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute

 
Hi,
 
On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Anything intrusive like that during startup is a no go for me and considered spam.
 
That is indeed spam. The underlying question are:
* Is it worth spamming users? (if this brings a good amount of contributions, it can)
* Where is the line between "reminder" and "spam"? Once a month?
* Isn't it fair for an OSS IDE to sometimes remind users about the rules?
 

> * A menu item in the Help menu

Fine with me.

 
The Gerrit patch I linked earlier adds that.
Despite I could argue on why spamming can be good and fair, I have the impression that this Contribute item in the same menu as "Eclipse Marketplace" and "Check for Updates" is actually visible enough (people see it a few times a year at least) to "fish" some new contributors, and I'm not convinced any of the other proposals I made -including spamming- would be more efficient to have more users actually reading the page.
 
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Mickael Istria
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