[Fwd: Re: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address]

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 2 16:03:15 GMT 2010


(Forwarding Cheng-Chia Tseng's reply to the list)

-------- Missatge reenviat --------
De: Tseng, Cheng-Chia
Per a: David Planella
Assumpte: Re: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail
address
Data: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 22:28:37 +0800

+1

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:20 PM, David Planella wrote:
        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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-- 
Sincerely, 
by Cheng-Chia Tseng

-- 
David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
www.ubuntu.com / www.davidplanella.wordpress.com
www.identi.ca/dplanella / www.twitter.com/dplanella
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