I'm one of the admins of Tatoeba’s Facebook account, together with Trang and Ricardo. Until now my only task was accepting members and blocking spammers. Of course I can also publish „good news”. I will try to follow the wall a bit closer and publish interesting information.
I don't know who is responsible for the Twitter account. Probably Trang?
When I started learning Romanian I used the Anki app based on the Tatoeba corpus. I remember that I got a row of sentences similar to "Tom is sleeping", "Mary is sleeping", "Fadil is sleeping" etc. It is very annoying to translate them all. In my opinion it is quite OK to use other names than Tom, but before adding a sentence please make sure that you don't create near duplicates.
Good question. I started to link them as synonyms a while ago. But it would be good to have a general agreement on this. An advantage of linking them is that people will not add the Hello! sentence if they clearly see that the Hello sentence exists.
I'm not sure if it is related to the new update, but the problem appeared just now. When Tatoeba sends me a message with links in it, only the short links starting with # are clickable, the long links starting with https:// are not.
I use Thunderbird on Mac. I didnt try yet to change my mail reader.