Call for New Operators in the #ubuntu, #ubuntu-offtopic and #ubuntu-ops channels

Terence Simpson tsimpson at
Wed Nov 3 21:24:06 GMT 2010

The IRCC is now taking applications for a number of new operator
positions in the following channels: #ubuntu, #ubuntu-offtopic and

So if you’re active on our IRC channels and you are available in the
specified times (or at least part of them), and if you’ve been aching
to help, you should consider applying! You might get your chance if:

    * You are great at resolving conflicts
    * You are very patient. Superhuman nerve control is a basic IRC
operator feature
    * You can take criticism
    * You are happy when helping and advising others
    * In addition to the Code of Conduct[1] and our IRC Guidelines[2],
you are happy to adhere to some additional guidelines[3][4] :)

In general, please do not consider becoming an operator because it
could be “fun”. It is not, it’s hard work. However, it is often quite
rewarding, and you get to operate with a great team of people. You
don’t need to be an IRC guru, but you do need to know enough to be
able to learn more.

As a special case, applicants for #ubuntu-ops will be restricted to
operators in core channels[5]. If you apply to be an operator in
#ubuntu-ops, but are not an operator in a core channel, your
application will be rejected.

Please be aware that *many* applicants will not become operators for
various reasons. This will not necessarily be because we think you
would make a bad operator. Only a limited number of operators are ever
needed, some timezones are better covered already than others, and so

IMPORTANT: Please follow the application process[6] and additionally
note your available times on your wiki page.
Having your wiki page listed on your LP page is also useful to aid us
in finding your information.

We look forward to your applications!


Terence Simpson on behalf of the IRC Council

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