[ubuntu-uk] Uk Loco team forums

Kenny Holden kenny at effective-it.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 10:57:40 GMT 2006

Hi All,

I think it would be great to have a ubuntu-uk forum, and I would also be
happy to volunteer my services in forum moderation.

I also agree with Daniel, regarding the use of a proprietry system being
counter productive to the message we are spreading. However, whilst Ubuntu
links to it as its primary function, I think we should follow-suit to
maintain the consistency between ubuntu-uk and ubuntu.
Possibly Jono could comment if this is an issue that has been raised before,
and if there are any plans in the pipeline to migrate away from it. Either
by linking to another forum site from ubuntu.com, moving the forums onto a
ubuntu subdomain (such as forum.ubuntu.com/uk) or by the existing site owner
migrating to a different forum system.

I note that some of the other language forums offered from ubuntu.com are
subdomains of ubuntu.org such as forum.ubuntu.org/cn (china) running phpbb.
Whilst many others are on other domains. Clearly there is some community
inconsistency with regard the forum locations and software.

Thanks, Kenny

Daniel Taylor wrote:
> Hey,
> My biggest issue with the Ubuntu forums overall is this:
> "vBulletin Version 3.6.2. ©2000 - 2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. "
> vBulletin is a proprietary project and as such I tend to avoided the
> use
> of the Ubuntu forums on the basis that its not good advertising for the
> ideals behind Ubuntu if it uses proprietary software. I understand the
> forums are not 'official', but Ubuntu's official site does link to them
> and it does use the Ubuntu brand. I just think it's a bad image to
> have.
> I do however personally prefer using forums over mailing lists and
> would
> welcome a forum that was linked into the mailing list (so both would
> exist in harmony). However it's not an idea I would support/use if
> proprietary software was used.
> I Just find it difficult to rant and rave about how good FLOSS is
> whilst
>  there's a proprietary piece of software in plain view, especially
> since
> forums are generally higher trafficked than mailing lists (by mere
> mortals at least).
> In terms of volunteering, I have a bit of experience in the moderation
> field and time permitting I should be able to help out if needs be.
> IMO.
> - Daniel
> Joseph Price wrote:
> > Hey there... i'm PriceChild, a moderator from ubuntuforums.org if you
> > know of me...
> >
> > I've just seen this annoucement:
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=290685
> >
> > I remember lots of discussion which just petered out about whether
> its a
> > good idea.
> >
> > This could be a very quick and easy way for us to get a forums going
> and
> > see how it goes...
> >
> > I'd be very happy to volounteer running them if people think its a
> good
> > idea and there's no-one better...
> >
> > Pricey
> >

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