[TEAM] Gathering "testimonials" for marketing purposes

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 12:04:24 UTC 2016

This sounds like a good idea to me. If there's any way we can simplify the
process (copy and paste template, online submission form, etc) I feel like
that would improve the quality and quantity of submissions.

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 5:24 PM Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:

> Hello team,
> especially during the #LoveXubuntu campaign we've got quite a bunch of
> "thanks" from our users. These include stories about how Xubuntu has
> made the users' computing experience better, good arguments for why
> Xubuntu is the best OS for them (and potentially others) etc.
> Currently, we are officially only gathering submissions for the
> #LoveXubuntu contest, but some of these mails has left me thinking we
> could gather some of these "testimonials" for potential marketing
> purposes in the future. Use cases that I can imagine from the top of my
> head include the Xubuntu flyer, our website and more.
> My proposal (in a very early idea stage) is that in addition to specific
> contest and campaigns, we could use the Xubuntu-contacts mailing list
> for gathering these "testimonials" and thanks. This would need some kind
> of organization:
> 1) Create a page that describes what we are looking, with instructions
> (see further points)
> 2) Require the submissions to have a certain tag at the beginning of the
> subject
> This helps us when we seek for any content in the mailing list archive.
> 3) Require the submitter to agree that we can use their content however
> we want (either by licensing, or a generic permission)
> We likely need the users to send this approval with their submission on
> the mailing list. To do this, we can instruct them to specify which
> license they want to use, or use any kind of general permission text. At
> this point, I would say we shouldn't approve content which license or
> terms isn't specified (clearly enough) on the mail.
> What do you think?
> At the same time, I want to remind that anybody in the team who wishes
> to read the mailing list archive can simply ask to get subscribed. The
> list has been very light in traffic so far, so no extra hands are
> required for moderation at this point.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
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