Kickstarting growth for quality

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at
Mon Sep 9 13:35:25 UTC 2013

Hello Ali,

I will send an e-mail to Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Studio, to tell them
about our plan to attract more testers, and see if they will join our

Technically, I *should* be responsible for attracting more testers for
Kubuntu too (since I'm a Kubuntu Member), but I'm afraid that three
flavours for me is too much a burden.

Nevertheless, Ubuntu Global Jam is coming, and it's time to write a blog
post to Planet Ubuntu to get everyone interested in helping Ubuntu (no
matter QA or other aspects).

Howard Chan (smartboyhw)
Ubuntu Member

2013/9/9 Ali Linx (amjjawad) <amjjawad at>

> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM, Nicholas Skaggs <
> nicholas.skaggs at> wrote:
>> This all sounds wonderful. I'd encourage you to not go too crazy with
>> setting up lots of infrastructure at first, and instead focus on the task
>> at hand :-) UbuntuGlobalJam is this upcoming weekend
>>, I think it's a good
>> opportunity, but you've not much time to organize.
>> Nicholas
> +1
> I totally agree with Nicholas :)
> Let's discuss our plans here on this list first and see how things will
> develop and then, setting a new area on launchpad is as easy as drinking
> water for me and won't take more than 1-2 min but let's first start
> recruiting more testers and discuss over here :)
> Yes, I know, I will do my best to pop up on IRC as well but give me some
> time, I am not feeling well these days and I am taking this chance to
> recharge my batteries :)
> At the beginning, here is my suggestion:
> To all those who showed a great interest of starting this project
> (recruiting more testers), please, start with your team members first to
> tell them about this plan. How? simply, send a nice informative email to
> your list regrading the plan of Ubuntu QA Team to start a project called
> "Recruiting More Testers". Why? because, most likely, you will find more
> people who might be interested to help you ;) + you need to raise awareness
> which is indeed the whole point of this project.
> After this email, you need to focus on the Social Networks. I have used
> this area a lot in the last two years and I have accomplished a lot. You
> can have many interested people :)
> Tip: in order to have successful and active Facebook/Google+ Page, you do
> need to interact with your users.
> That is the golden tip.
> How?
> Whenever someone posts, thank him/her for choosing and using the system
> and even if you don't know the answer of his/her Q, just direct them to the
> right channel where that Q belongs.
> Start like that and by time, you will understand what I mean :)
> Let me highlight something very important I have talked with Nicholas
> about at the vUDS.
> There will be so many interested people to test. However, there will be
> ONLY FEW who will actually test. More worse, those will be dedicated to
> testing regularly are even less. That is why, we have 3-5 active testers
> for some communities, such as Ubuntu Studio.
> Of course, there are so many reasons for that but I will avoid discussing
> that right now.
> As a beginning, let's communicate to each and every community about our
> need for testers and once my batteries are fully recharge, I will send you
> the "posts" or the "message" we need to use. It is important that we use
> the same message. We would be super lucky if we managed to get testers who
> can help not only with one project but more. Say, helping Xubuntu, Ubuntu
> Studio and Ubuntu GNOME.
> That is all for now. Let's get started and later, I will communicate more
> informations and plans :)
> Thank you!
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