I have been too busy lately to blog much. I will have some more time to spend from somewhere in February onwards. Mike,a fellow mod, and me attended UDS-mtv which was a great event.
This blog post will be about the specs where I contributed my part at during UDS-mtv related to improving the integration and communication between the ubuntuforums and the rest of the community.
In the future launchpad and ubuntuforums will be more integrated. I think the spec isn’t very interesting to read for normal users. Work is going on and in my opinion this is an import part of forum integration.
This is ongoing work where your feedback is required. That’s why I will dedicate most of this blog post to this subject.
Several forum users have brainstormed about creating a forum ambassador team. This team is intended to improve communication between the forum users and ubuntu developers in way that is manageable for the developers. We have already incorporated some dev feedback during UDS-mtv. Currently we are at a phase were we can't improve the document much more by discussing about it among ourselves. We think this forum team can potentially be very helpful to Ubuntu. But for it to work we need your cooperation. The first thing we need is your (developer) feedback on this document. Please read the entire document. All feedback is welcome. Especially feedback regarding communication between us forum ambassadors and you developers. For example in what way should we report to you about interesting trends and wishes ? The document lives at : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumAmbassadors Please add any comments you have in the comments section of the document. Discussion can also take place in ubuntu-devel-discuss in response to this email (please use reply-all). Regards, ubuntu_demon on behalf of all who contributed to the forum-ambassadors idea. Now follows the summary of the current document : This document specifies how to improve communication (bugs, ideas, forum users feedback) between the forums and the developers. The idea is to elect Forum Ambassadors and/or have a special forum for this to help to improve communication. We will create a forum section on ubuntuforums.org where people can request help of the Forum Ambassadors or convey their opinions in a constructive, concise and useful way (see design). A team of Forum Ambassadors will connect to the developers to facilitate communication. We will use ambassadors to collect ideas, bugs and feedback from users. This team would probably connect to developers via a mailing list, with possibly some irc contact. This idea originated on the forums. This idea was originally by Aysiu but many people have contributed to this spec. The current forum discussion is here : [WWW] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=278375 Our intended target is that the Forum Ambassadors become a team like : [WWW] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=289810 (If this doesn't happen we will become a 3rd party section)