Kickstarting growth for quality

Sergio Meneses sergioandresmeneses at
Mon Sep 9 17:09:36 UTC 2013

Hi folks!

+1 to all your ideas!

This weekend I am going to work on a lot of things about quality and meet
(online) with some members of the Spain Community maybe I can help you with
support in Spanish (language) and present in IRC.

I'll share more details with you as soon as possible.


Sergio Meneses
Linux User: #478743
Ubuntu User: #24056

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Ho Wan Chan <smartboyhw at> wrote:

> 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
> effort.
> 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).
> Regards,
> 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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