[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: The beta team and real names

rihanha rihanha at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 19:32:45 UTC 2008

That's great - I'm not at that level yet, but when I get there its good to
now I'll have options.

Thanks everyone.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 8:10 AM, Vid Ayer <svaksha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
> --
> Vid
> ---------- 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>
> Hi,
>  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
> you.
>  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!
>  --
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