Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address

paco paco at byasl.com
Tue Nov 2 15:03:57 GMT 2010

El mar, 02-11-2010 a las 15:20 +0100, David Planella escribió:
> Hi translators,
> I've been meaning to ask you for your opinion on this for a while.
> Having just spent 10 minutes looking for the e-mail address of a
> language team coordinator has actually prompted me to do it now.
> So the question is:
>       * Should we request translation team leaders to have a visible
>         e-mail address in Launchpad?
> And the background is:
> I believe translation team leaders should be people that are easily
> contactable, both by the Ubuntu Translations Coordinators team and by
> other translators, and having a hidden translation address in Launchpad
> does not make things easy. As a reminder: having a visible e-mail
> address in Launchpad makes it only visible to other people who have
> logged in with a valid account in Launchpad - so it's not just visible
> to anyone.
> Now if it took me a non-trivial amount of time to find someone's address
> today, I could imagine that it would be even more difficult for a new
> translator not familiar with our workflow. One could argue that he or
> she could use the "Contact this user" link, but that has its drawbacks:
> you cannot have a record of the message sent, and it can be used only 3
> times a day to prevent spam, IIRC.
> This is not something new: other translations systems (GNOME, KDE,
> Translation Project, etc.) request coordinators to have a known and
> stable e-mail address, and in some of them it's even a policy.
> If the majority of you think it's a good idea, I'd propose to make it a
> policy. To most of the translation team leaders, it will not make a
> difference. To the few that have got a hidden e-mail address, they would
> simply have to tick a checkbox to make it visible.
> Let me know what you think. +1/-1/comments/concerns...?
> Regards,
> David.

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