UBUNTU: Fwd: Logging of Ubuntu LoCo Teams core channels

C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP cjac at colliertech.org
Fri Oct 8 02:53:22 BST 2010

I wouldn't be offended if someone else wanted to operate the bot.  I've
failed to capture a couple months since December :)

On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 18:08 -0700, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:

> Hi all, there has recently been quite a bit of discussion about this
> on the loco-contacts list. I know that we log, but we use ct-logger
> hosted at colliertech, rather than the ubuntu-bots:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots
> I like that we are logged, but think that 1. we should announce the
> logged status in the Subject line of the channel, and 2. use an
> official ubuntu bot, including mootbot if we ever get around to having
> IRC meeting again!
> Any interest in discussing this?
> Valorie
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ubuntu LoCo Council <loco-council at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:01 PM
> Subject: Logging of Ubuntu LoCo Teams core channels
> To: loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com
> 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  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
> Conduct.
> 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.  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.
> Sincerely,
> The LoCo Council
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