@Zeetendra suggested in the Telegram group the idea of writing some messages in templates to spread the project. The topics of this suggested messages should be: - A message of appreciation to the signers of the project. - A message to post in the villages pumps of each wiki project. The idea is to write the message in English. My proposal for the message to post in the villages pumps is to write it in English and then translate it in the respective languages of the wikis in which you want to share. The messages could be templates under the page Commons:Wiki Loves Love: - Commons:Wiki Loves Love/Appreciation - Commons:Wiki Loves Love/Announcement I think that we could join ideas of what we have to share in these messages and, when we have some points, Zeetendra and me could start to write and convert it in templates to be useful to everyone. Please, feel free to share your points of view, ideas and points, we can create very good lovely messages! Regards, Iván
I'm not sure to understand the exact feature exposed here.
Is the final goal to have a "Join the supporters" button on the bottom of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Love#Support so people just have to click, and will be prompted with some "tank you" message?
Ok. So far I thanked people who signed the support section on Meta through the Mediawiki "thank" feature.
Well, having a bot for this task could be a good idea. I thought about it, but at this moment there isn't many activity. But if you consider that it could be better, with perspective of future, we can work in it. When I said a template, I mean to create a template with the message, to extract automatically the username (for example) when someone of us post a new message in the talk page of the supporters. Of course, the bot would light this task. But I never operated a bot in Commons, so I don't know how hard is the procedure or if we can use one you have.
If we have to create a new bot, maybe we can open a task about it; please, if you consider it would be better, create the task and propose it. We could run the bot in PAWS. May be @Chicocvenancio could have more ideas about it.
Yes, a promotional text, an announcement like:
Wiki Loves Love is a proposal for a new contest... We encourage to you to check the page and give ideas... If you find it interesting, you can support the project!
Something similar obviously, I have only exposed some sentences to understand what we are looking for.
I have read as I can at this hours with the tiredness I have, but it sounds fine! But it seems more for the second message, the announcement and not for the appreciation who support the project:
First, the appreciation, and the second the announcement, so the title of the subpage should be change to "Announcement" or "Announcement 2018".