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Tue Sep 21 04:50:38 BST 2010


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From: Ubuntu LoCo Council <loco-council at>
Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM
Subject: Logging of Ubuntu LoCo Teams core channels
To: loco-contacts at

Dear LoCo Contacts,
Greetings from the LoCo Council, We would like to take a moment and
discuss some ideas with you about implementing LoCo Bot logging of
#ubuntu- channels on freenode. There is a method to this madness, and
this would only apply to #ubuntu-<loco-team-name> (main channels only,
not off-topic ones).
The LoCo Council have discussed the issue of LoCo-team channel logging
with the IRC Council and we've taken advice from Jono Bacon, the
Ubuntu Community manager. It was recommended to us that all LoCo teams
should enable logging for their main channel, and that we open this up
for discussion on this mailing list.
For many Approved teams this is already a standard practice and we
thank you=A0 for it, but we would like to encourage this practice among
the rest of the teams for a couple of good reasons:

When new contributors are checking out teams they will have an
opportunity to read past logs in effort to better learn more about the
team, this will help them to see what they can expect from the team,
and even potentially find where there are needs that they might be
able to help with.

Transparency - LoCo team channels (especially main channels) should
strive to be a collaborative environment, where both gurus and new
users can feel at ease to ask questions and have discussions in a
non-offensive manner. Many channels ask in their channel topics that
users within the channel be respectful and honor the Ubuntu Code of

Help the LoCo Council with team mediation in case of issues that
arise. We have had several teams and team members asking the council
the help with issues that have surfaced only to find that most of the
complaints of behavior/dialogue took place within unlogged channels.
This then becomes an issue of one contributor/member/users word over
another, and can make things very difficult to mediate, and issues
hard to resolve.

We would like for this to be considered a requirement for all LoCo
Team Channels, who are present under the #ubuntu- name space on
freenode, not just Approved Team channels. This would only apply to
each team main/core channel and does not apply to additional
offtopic/chat channels.=A0 While some teams have created offtopic
channels in the past this has also lead to the team core channel not
being used and in some cases killing off their channel so please be
considerate of this.


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Amber Graner//akgraner//

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