Doug Schaefer <dschaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To:
Discussions about the
IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx> Date:
03.10.2017 17:03 Subject:
Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute Sent by:
It is never worth spamming users.
On Behalf Of Mickael Istria Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:20 AM To: Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute
On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Daniel
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.