Moving Team and LoCo Announcements to the Fridge
chuckfrain at pobox.com
Wed Jul 9 03:27:01 BST 2008
As a loco team leader here is my first thoughts on this.
I don't want to do more work than is needed. It's not a being lazy thing
as much as a this is a spare time thing for a good majority of us. As of
right now when I want to make an announcement I have to post in
different methods to the mailing list, forum, my blog, create a calendar
event, edit the wiki and here. I do have team members that help, but you
get the idea.
One idea is to come up with a planet concept for the fridge. The
Ubuntu-US project has a planet for the states to add a feed to. Can you
do that easily with the fridge?
Another option is to have the fridge calendar subscribe to team
calendars if they are already using them. We here in Maryland have a
Google calendar that we utilize for our events. Members can subscribe or
visit as they chose to. Some days such as the global bug jam, software
freedom day, etc will have an inordinate amount of events but those are
abnormalities rather than a norm.
Either way, the fridge admins don't have to handle every request by
hand. You get a single request for a blog feed and/or calendar, set it
and forget it. You're done. Some teams don't have those resources on
hand so there may be some list requests that continue. If abuse occurs
it's easy enough to curb quickly by cutting off the feed.
Just my first thoughts on the matter.
John Crawford wrote:
> Nick Ali wrote:
>> planet.ubuntu.com currently reads in 244 news feeds. Most items do not
>> stay on the front page for a single day, but teams (like Mythbuntu,
>> QA, Server, Studio, etc) and LoCos still use it as a way of
>> disseminating information. Its too hard to separate the "window into
>> the world, work and lives of Ubuntu developers and contributors" from
>> real news. Instead, teams and LoCos should be posting on the Fridge.
>> We need to encourage the teams and LoCos to either pass on the
>> information to us, or let them post to the Fridge directly.
>> There are a couple of advantages to posting on the Fridge. Obviously
>> the content sticks around much longer and can be retrieved easily
>> later. Items can also be logically tagged so that a reader can
>> subscribe to any specific tag with a news reader.
>> Any thoughts?
> The problem I see with that is we(the editors) are going to be swamped
> with requests to add meetings, events, etc. Not that we couldn't do it.
> It seems to me if we had a place on Launchpad then we could add teams
> and who could post from the team and let them do it themselves. ????
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