User talk:Rschen7754/The future of Wikivoyage

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User:Rschen7754, thanks for finishing the essay. I think you should post a link to this essay in the Pub. Some of your thoughts need clarification if were are to really benefit from them, though, for example on editor retention, how do you recommend we behave differently than we do now? Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:46, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Please don't refer to me by what you think my name is. The last time I posted a link to this essay in the pub, I got someone who basically bashed the whole thing, so no reason why I should this time, I think.
The problem I see with editor retention is trigger-happy patrollers who often jump on editors when they do something wrong. It even extends to issues with requiring for templates to be approved - en.wikivoyage is starting to gain a bit of a global reputation for this policy, and it is not a good one. --Rschen7754 02:02, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
I used that moniker because you yourself use it for your user talk link, so if you don't want it used, why do you do that? In any case, I get your point about templates, but I don't really understand how we should behave differently in initial user talk posts. When a new user does something not in keeping with the policies here, it's best to inform them and give them an explanation; otherwise, they wouldn't know in most cases why their edits were reverted. Lately, the practice of most admins and others posting initial user talk message has been to post a general intro message and include some corrective message, when appropriate, as part of the post. I make an exception when I see some more serious problems that need to be nipped in the bud, like touting across several articles. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:22, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
I get it: When looked at outside the edit screen, two parts of your screen name link to your user and user talk pages respectively. I'll edit the top of the page. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:23, 20 June 2014 (UTC)