Fw: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address

Hannie lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl
Wed Nov 3 15:12:47 GMT 2010

Op 03-11-10 11:20, Adi Roiban schreef:
> On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 09:20 +0100, Hannie wrote:
>> Maybe teamleaders should have an email address @ubuntu-lang.org, so
>> they do not have to use their private address.
>> Hannie
> This can not be done, since there are no @ubuntu-LANG.org domains, only
> ubuntu-CC.org. Domain names are country based... not language based.
> Even if the country code could match the language code... not all
> languages /countries have configured the ubuntu-CC.org domain.
> Cheers,
> Adi
Then how come I have an e-mail address at ubuntu-nl.org?

>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Planella"
>>> <david.planella at ubuntu.com>
>>> To: "Ubuntu Translators"<ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:20 PM
>>> Subject: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail
>>> address
>>> -- 
>>> 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.
>>> -- 
>>> David Planella
>>> Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
>>> www.ubuntu.com / www.davidplanella.wordpress.com
>>> www.identi.ca/dplanella / www.twitter.com/dplanella
>>> -- 

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