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.

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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.

Forum Staff Additions

It was this time again the Forum Council consider welcoming new moderators as a few people had stood down in the last months. It is always a refreshing and exciting process, to look for new people to add to a team.

With that in mind, please welcome our newest additions to the Forums Staff Team, Ajgreeny and PaulW2U.

Both have shown sustained and helpful contributions to the forums and meet the requirements stated in the team nomination wiki, namely:

  1. Be consistently helpful and active on the forum.
  2. Be an Ubuntu Member by way of Forum contributions or an Ubuntu Member who is active on the forum.
  3. Have no infractions or have no current infractions (depending on the severity, at least 18 months old ).
  4. Have demonstrated a consistent attitude of friendliness, kindness and who have shown a pattern of helpfulness in their posts.

Congratulations from the Ubuntu Forums Council.

New Ubuntu Members via forums contributions

Please welcome our newest Members :

sammiev – http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=628319 ; application thread : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2275859

ajgreeny – http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=27747 ; application thread : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2281652

Both have shown sustained and helpful contributions to the forums.

If you have been a contributor to the forums and wish to apply to Ubuntu Membership, please follow the process outlined here. For information, 7 forums users got their membership over the last year or so.

Congratulations from the UF Staff team !

Ubuntu Phone and Tablet support on the forum

Now that the BQ phone is on the market and people are actually posting technical support questions regarding it, the Forum Council felt that there was a real need to create a venue to target this specific variant of Ubuntu.

Therefore a new sub-forum has been created in the Ubuntu Specialised Support area of the Forums, Ubuntu Phone and Tablet, providing support for smartphones, tablets, and anything to do with Ubuntu mobile technology.

The old Mobile Technology Discussions sub-forum will remain live for the time being, while the Forum Council decides how the needs of the forum membership is best met in the chat areas of the forum.

Forum Council Addition

For some time now we have been 1 short of a full council. A few months ago we started a new process, Super Moderators , this has now born fruit.

While we were always hoping that Super Moderators would work, as we all know, that’s not always the case in practice.

As it did work for us, we’d like to welcome Slickymaster to the Forum Council, we are sure he will add as much here as he does elsewhere in the Ubuntu family.