Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address

André Gondim andregondim at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 2 18:44:18 GMT 2010


+1

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On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 16:41, Ask Hjorth Larsen <asklarsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM, David Planella
> <david.planella at ubuntu.com> 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.
>
> +1.
>
> (Come to think of it, it would be nice if 'contact this user' also
> sent a receipt back to yourself, but that's another discussion.)
>
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