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 * {{{#ubuntu-beginners-team}}} - this is our team channel and used to communicate amongst team members  * {{{#ubuntu-beginners-team}}} - this is our team channel and used for team business as well as off-topic conversations. This is a good place to get to know team members and familiarize yourself with team processes.
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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 [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|IRC]]. See a list of clients below: If you are new to Ubuntu you may not have ever used IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message. On IRC you can talk to many other members using Ubuntu, on topics ranging from idle chit-chat to support with your Ubuntu. Though a channel might have many people in it at any one time, they might not always be at their keyboard; so if no-one responds, just wait around and someone will hopefully answer soon enough

The links below will help you learn more about IRC and give you some options for IRC clients to use. More about [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|IRC]].
See a list of clients below:
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 * [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|web based chat]] - if you want to talk to use right away without installing an IRC client  * [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|web based chat]] - if you want to connect to IRC right away without installing an IRC client the web based client is a great alternative.
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The [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-beginners-council|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 [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-beginners-council/+contactuser|contacted by email]] (you must be logged into Launchpad).
 * If you have a problem concerning a council member, please speak with another council member
If you have any issues with users on any of the Beginners Team channels please contact Unit193 and/or bodhi.

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


IRC

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 for team business as well as off-topic conversations. This is a good place to get to know team members and familiarize yourself with team processes.

  • #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 ever used IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message. On IRC you can talk to many other members using Ubuntu, on topics ranging from idle chit-chat to support with your Ubuntu. Though a channel might have many people in it at any one time, they might not always be at their keyboard; so if no-one responds, just wait around and someone will hopefully answer soon enough

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 Kubuntu

  • web based chat - if you want to connect to IRC right away without installing an IRC client the web based client is a great alternative.

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

If you have any issues with users on any of the Beginners Team channels please contact Unit193 and/or bodhi.


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