Ubuntu Forums currently down – 160713

The Ubuntu Forums are currently down for maintenance. For the last several days they suffered several outages and slow performances. Canonical sysadmins have been doing basic maintenance until the database and the hardware needed intensive care. The forums will be down for some time again, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Many thanks to fo0bar who has been with us for over 24h now.

Edit : Forums have been back up around 21:00 UTC.

Edit2: The Forums are still down, further news when it becomes available.

New Ubuntu Member via forums contributions.

Please welcome our newest Member, nerdtron.

Not only has nerdtron been a long time contributor to the forums, he is also a member of the Forums Staff.

nerdtrons application thread can be viewed here.

Congratulations from the Forums Council!

If you have been a contributor to the forums and wish to apply for Ubuntu Membership, please follow the process outlined here.

New Ubuntu Member via forums contributions

Please welcome our newest Member, vasa1.

Not only vasa1 has been a long time contributor to the forums, but he’s also a member of the Forums Staff.

vasa1’s application thread can be viewed here.

Congratulations from the Forums Council!

If you have been a contributor to the forums and wish to apply to Ubuntu Membership, please follow the process outlined here.

New Ubuntu Member via forums contributions

The Forum Council is proud to announce a new Ubuntu membership obtained through forum contributions.

Please welcome our newest Member, Mark Phelps. You can see Mark’s application thread here.

Mark has been a been a long time contributor and has always showed sustained and helpful contributions to the forums.

If you have been a contributor to the forums and wish to apply to Ubuntu Membership, all you have to do is to put together a wiki and Launchpad pages, sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and follow the process outlined in the Ubuntu Membership via Forums contributions wiki page.

Forum Staff Additions

A healthy team is able to renew itself and integrate new members. It is always a refreshing and exciting process, to look for new people to add to a team.

The following Ubuntu Forums users have accepted to be part of the Staff team, which now consists of 21 Moderators, 3 Super-Moderators and 5 Admins. In addition, 4 forums users have Moderator status in a specific sub-forum (UWN, Catalan and Argentina LoCo teams forums we host). You can find a complete list of the forums leaders here.

The new Forums Moderators are :

Congratulations from the Ubuntu Forums Council.

Ubuntu Membership via Forum contributions

It has been sometime since we had forum members become Ubuntu members through forum contributions.

That fact raised some concerns among the Forums Staff, making us think that the process of applying, summarized here, probably wasn’t regarded as being straightforward and simple.

The main issues that we tried to approach, and correct, were that the requirements for applying were vaguely defined and the examples given on the previous wiki page were of advanced users.

With the idea of making the process of gaining forums membership easier and less intimidating, not only the Ubuntu Membership via Forums contributions wiki page has been rewritten, covering all the potential questions an applicant might have, but also a tutorial for the Code of Conduct signing assistant page has been created, complete with screenshots to guide applicants through the steps involved in signing the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, in order to make it as easy as possible.

So, if you have been contributing to the forums for a while and are interested in becoming a Ubuntu member, please put together a wiki and Launchpad page, sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and dive in.

Just grab a member of staff should you have any remaining questions or doubts, they will be delighted to help you clarify any point or guide you through the process.