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This team is now deprecated. Official announcement about the team's closure can be found here.


This page exists to introduce new users to IRC and outline a solid set of guidelines for behavior in our channels. Please remember that #ubuntu-beginners-team and #ubuntu-beginners are official Ubuntu channels.

  • #ubuntu-beginners-team - this is our team channel and used to communicate amongst team members

  • #ubuntu-beginners - this is our official help channel. Our team augments the support given in #ubuntu by providing assistance here. Conversations here should be limited to helping others. Please remember to always render assistance only when you know an answer. It is better to say you do not know than give an answer that could cause more issues for the person requesting help.

IRC Help For Beginners

If you are new to Ubuntu you may not have use IRC (Internet Relay Chat). The links below will help you learn more about IRC and give you some options for IRC clients to use. More about IRC. See a list of clients below:

  • xchat - one of the most popular irc clients

  • pidgin - a popular irc client

  • quassel - a popular irc client for kbuntu

  • web based chat - if you want to talk to use right away without installing an IRC client

Everyday Policies

  • The Ubuntu Code of Conduct applies at all times.

  • Keep your existing IRC nick - don't fiddle around with your name or imitate others.
  • No bots ever! (except VoteBot and ChanServ)

  • Not a major support area (not that you can't ask about something, but don't get carried away)
    • Support should be directed to #ubuntu or #ubuntu-beginners

  • Keep in mind that although the channel is relaxed, the primary focus should be team issues - be mature and stay on topic

Meeting Policies

Admins, please put VoteBot into Meeting Mode during team meetings.

The following are geared toward limiting misc. chatter in the channel during a meeting, and keeping the team focused, on topic, and progressing with the discussion at hand. These points apply in addition to the Everyday Policies.

  • Please don't say "hello" or "goodbye" to those coming and going.
  • Don't put out random smiley faces.
  • Think through what you are going to say before you say it - keep your ideas together, not spread out over multiple lines. This makes it much easier to follow your line of thought.
  • "Raise your hand" with a o/ when you want to speak, and you will be called upon by the team member leading the discussion.

Reporting Problems or Concerns

The Beginners Team Council is available to address any problems that arise in the team IRC channel. They can be found in #ubuntu-beginners-council or contacted by email (you must be logged into Launchpad).

  • If you have a problem concerning a council member, please speak with another council member


BeginnersTeam/IRC (last edited 2013-07-07 09:03:59 by paulw2u)