View Full Version : Form of communication?

April 3rd, 2007, 09:38 PM
As a quick first-off I read the meeting log and I'm really excited about our team. We have big goals but we also have dedication and organization.

Anyway, I think we should decide on a form of communication. I think it's definitely necessary to have a Launchpad, Forum, Chatroom, Mailing List, and Wiki. But, I've found it confusing for small communications. Like when posting this message, I couldn't decide to post it on the forum or on the mailing list. I'm also new to some of these forms, like Launchpad and the mailing list, so that adds to the confusion of deciding which to use. I don't have an opinion of which is best, but an official policy would be helpful and make looking back on past conversation easier. Tell me what you guys think.

April 3rd, 2007, 10:47 PM
My feeling is this is an open forum, free for anyone to read. Would there be something we don't want anyone to see?

April 3rd, 2007, 10:56 PM
I'm sorry, let me be more clear. I mean that we have so many forms of communication that it can be confusing picking which one to use. Plus, it spreads out information.

April 4th, 2007, 12:31 AM
As far as that goes, given the media we work with it is always going to be a bit spread out so some information will have to be passed twice.

If you have something important, I would really recommend sending it to the mailing list, as not everybody is going to be reading this on a daily basis. And if any of you are on any other ubuntu mailing lists, you'll know how quickly and efficiently they can spread information if you are receiving single emails rather than digests.

Alot of info will be shared through IRC, but hopefully if we have any good ideas or major points we will remember to send them to the mailing list as well.

And I must press: please check the wiki relatively regularly, as there are changes being made and hopefully we can try to specialize a bit soon. And feel free to edit is as needed (hooray wikis).


April 4th, 2007, 01:24 AM

I'm going to need help getting going on the Wiki, something I am not familiar with. Basics, editing adding, deleting, logging into, out of, posting... Maybe there is a Wiki on Wiki?

Will this learning thing never stop?

April 4th, 2007, 02:21 AM
raptor2552: elcasey is going to work on a template for creating personal wikis, as well as a how-to, both in text form so you can c/p them into place. (btw elcasey, let me know if you need help on that).

In the short run, you could always go to your own personal wiki at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Raptor2552 and mess around with it, there are instructions (bad ones) at the bottom, and you can use the preview button.

Or you could get in IRC and I could help you out. :)

April 4th, 2007, 02:49 AM
I think the best way to communicate is by IRC, usually if you say someones name it beeps, so it will get their attention. And it is easier to communicate in IRC than email or forums.

April 4th, 2007, 04:31 AM
Right, but we aren't all in IRC all day. Well, I am, but if the boss caught me Id be in trouble. But just you watch out when my blackberry gets here in a couple days!

I think the mailing list is probably our best bet, for mass communication... we know it will get to everyone.

April 4th, 2007, 11:55 AM
I've been Wiki'd??! :guitar:

May 22nd, 2007, 08:04 AM
But just you watch out when my blackberry gets here in a couple days!

You do know they call that thing a "crackberry" for a REASON. ;)