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    Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    At the FC meeting yesterday pleia2 asked if we'd like to have a section similar to that which AskUbuntu does.

    example - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeekly...ions_this_week

    While it's unlikely that we could do the same type of thing, the forum working differently to the AU only one question allowed aim, we feel it would be a useful method to increase awareness in the rest of the community to the forum and your contributions to it.

    However, we've no real idea as yet as to what we could do, so the question is

    Have you?

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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    The way things are, if the forums are being pressured into generating numbers, something like "support questions marked "Solved" during the week" may help.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    We're not being pressured into anything - they asked - we're asking you

    It doesn't have to be stats

    In fact I'm not sure stat's would work really. That's just my opinion though.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    I'd say a weekly hot topic maybe.
    Whatever issue gains the most posts or page views or something.
    Of course most hot issues quickly deviate.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    I'd say a weekly hot topic maybe.
    Whatever issue gains the most posts or page views or something.
    Of course most hot issues quickly deviate.
    Does that count games?

    I don't really see any realistic way of doing it the way they have it set for AU.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Does that count games?

    I don't really see any realistic way of doing it the way they have it set for AU.

    You'd probably have to set a few filters up to ignore games, and certain megathreads or sections.

    But like I said, most hot topic threads start to deviate from the original issue, which become problematic.


    Maybe shoot for a periodic section in the newsletter.
    Maybe a once in a while part on forum happenings like the upgrade or new site features(like the os,linux chat section, or the reopening of the tips and tuts section).

    Maybe forum member birthday shoot-outs.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    Maybe shoot for a periodic section in the newsletter.
    Maybe a once in a while part on forum happenings like the upgrade or new site features(like the os,linux chat section, or the reopening of the tips and tuts section).
    Like once a month instead of weekly.

    But like I said, most hot topic threads start to deviate from the original issue, which become problematic.
    I agree.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    One problem I see with noting "solved" topics:

    Quite a number are marked "solved" because the OP has decided to just reinstall, or has decided that the problem ISN'T solvable. Other problems that are really solved don't get marked "solved".

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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irihapeti View Post
    One problem I see with noting "solved" topics:

    Quite a number are marked "solved" because the OP has decided to just reinstall, or has decided that the problem ISN'T solvable. Other problems that are really solved don't get marked "solved".
    Old threads too.
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    Re: Weekly Newsletter has AskUbuntu Section - what can Forum do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    At the FC meeting yesterday pleia2 asked if we'd like to have a section similar to that which AskUbuntu does.

    example - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeekly...ions_this_week

    While it's unlikely that we could do the same type of thing, the forum working differently to the AU only one question allowed aim, we feel it would be a useful method to increase awareness in the rest of the community to the forum and your contributions to it.

    However, we've no real idea as yet as to what we could do, so the question is

    Have you?

    http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/...18.01.log.html
    We could do similar with regards to "hot threads" if Canonical looked at the vBulletin API.
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