as a user i would love to restrict myself to not overcommit myself beeing a volunteer. just brainsorming, inspired by sarah mentioned in the links below: i would love to specify a time or number limit for editing, reading, and writing mails. if reached there is an action, like a warning on top of the page. if i write too many mails without editing the mailing system sends me a notification i should consider to write less emails end edit more.
from sarahs mail ...
here was a discussion on Wikimedia-l recently about addiction to editing. Someone directed me to http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/02/25/we-are-hopelessly-hooked/, which contains an idea from Tristan Harris, a former Google engineer (who suggested it in general, not in relation to Wikimedia). I'm wondering where best to ask the WMF to develop this.
The idea is for opt-in software that asks editors, when they log into a Wikimedia site, how much time they want to spend on it. Several options would appear:
- the number of hours they want to spend; they would be alerted when that time was up;
- in addition they could opt to be automatically logged out after that period;
- they could also opt to be unable to log in again for X hours.
I had a similar thought recently, when I saw that one single admin on German Wikipedia was responsible for more than 10% of admin actions within a month or so. I believe that especially admins are in danger of burn out because the tasks may seem never-ending.
Therefore I think it could be a good idea to have such an option of self-limitation also for admin actions, such as:
*number of admin actions an admin wants to complete in X days, alert or log out once this limit was reached.
as an idea by itself, the stats page could be linked into my profile, as well as subscribing mailing lists. also a link to phabricator tasks, also to gerrit commits. and a link to trials like the software which was proposed as add on to mailing lists ... i cannot find the link at the moment. and a search like intellij or eclipse settings search to find all the settings, features and links.
but now it got so big that this would need to be split up in i do not know how many stories or so :) which leaves me wondering what you in general do to get stories out of phabricator entries *banging head*