[maemo-community] Coding competition 2011 - mass emailing

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Nov 8 13:54:29 EET 2011
On 8 November 2011 11:32, Cosimo Kroll <zehjotkah at googlemail.com> wrote:
> "It would be interesting if they could give figures on how the number varies
> with different karma thresholds, and if they could say at which number of
> users they are happy emailing (e.g. are they happy when the number goes
> below 10,000, below 5,000, or what, and what karma threshold does this
> correspond to)."

It's not just about the mass of emails being sent out, but the
likelihood of people resenting receiving the email, appreciating the
email or participating in the poll.

57,000 people are *not* going to vote in the Coding Competition. The
question is to find out how to target those who are likely to. High
participation in the forums or rating products is likely to be an
indicator (I would've thought). As is more recent karma (people who
created accounts in 2005 for the 770 may well have fallen by the

So, the flip side challenge to you as the Coding Competition
organisers is: who do you expect to participate, and how can that
demographic be identified?

I assume you've got the emails to be sent carefully crafted already,
and are on the wiki for crowdsourcing review? (The other aspect about
mass emailing is ensuring the email itself is as polished as



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
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