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.