[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: The beta team and real names
hobbsee at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 28 04:10:06 UTC 2008
Very glad to see this here too!
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:10:34 +0100, "Vid Ayer" <svaksha at gmail.com> said:
> I am pleased to share that there has been a policy change in the LP
> beta testing team. As is evident in the mail below, the real name
> policy has been done away with so please do join the team.
> I personally want to thank Caroline and Hobbsee (and a host of other
> folks, too many to name) for their support.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Matthew Revell <matthew.revell at canonical.com>
> Date: Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 3:13 PM
> Subject: The beta team and real names
> To: launchpad-users <launchpad-users at lists.canonical.com>
> For a while now, we've required that Launchpad beta team members use
> their real names. As of today, you can join the beta team whether or
> not you use your real name as your Launchpad display name.
> Instead, we'd like to encourage you to use your real name but it's up to
> Although most people joining the beta team have been happy to use
> their real name, you'll probably have seen discussions on this list
> where people have given good reasons for not wanting to use their real
> names. The last thing we want to do is discourage you from helping us
> beta test new features!
> I'd like to explain, though, why we prefer people to use real names.
> We really value the feedback you give us when you beta test a new
> feature. One reason for preferring real names is that we feel a real
> name shows a greater readiness to take the beta team seriously.
> However, we know that this doesn't hold for everyone: for example,
> many people have a strong reputation built around a pseudonym.
> So, if you've held off joining the beta team because you didn't want
> to use your real name, please go ahead and join!
> Matthew Revell - Launchpad and Bazaar rock!
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