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What We Do

The forums represent many people's first meeting with Ubuntu and is an important resource for support and social interactions and have become one of the most important subprojects within Ubuntu. They are the single largest GNU/Linux support forums and one of the most important venues for community support and interaction. Started independently by Ryan Troy in 2004, their rapid success was officially recognized when they were designated as the Official Ubuntu Forums.

The ForumCouncil has a number of rights and responsibilities, and is ultimately responsible for the smooth operation of the forums. These include:

Ubuntu Encourage all forum members to follow the Forum Code of Conduct, and abide by the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

Ubuntu Appointing or recalling administrators, super moderators, moderators and forums staff or determining criteria by which they are appointed.

Ubuntu Resolving disputes between forums staff and moderators as per the existing dispute resolution system and forums guidelines.

Ubuntu With advice, feedback, and help from the forums staff, maintaining and enforcing the Forums Guidelines and associated infrastructure (e.g., the resolution center).

Ubuntu Review and approve applications for Ubuntu Membership via Contributions to the Ubuntu forums.

Ubuntu Nominations to the Forum Council are dealt with slightly different than other councils, the details can be found on the Team Nomination page

Who We are

Ubuntu bapoumba - Council Member

Ubuntu cariboo - Council Member

Ubuntu coffeecat - Council Member

Ubuntu howefield - Chair

Ubuntu slickymaster - Council Member


The few ways to contact the Forums Council:

  • Post to the Resolution Center if you have a problem on the forums.

  • E-Mail: ubuntu-forums-council -at-


  • Meetings are held monthly on channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode. Forums Council meetings are open to any and all who want to attend.
  • If you would like to bring a topic before the council, please add it to the agenda. (if you add an item, please show up Smile :) )Forum Council Agenda.

  • If you have an urgent matter that needs the attention of forum admins, you may post in the Resolution Center or email the Forums Council at: ubuntu-forums-council -at-


ForumCouncil (last edited 2017-03-19 21:31:35 by howefield)