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The Code of Conduct forms the basics of the pleasant atmosphere in Ubuntu. Being nice to each other, being cooperative, and respecting each other is a must. The [[http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/conduct|Ubuntu Code of Conduct]] forms the basis of the pleasant atmosphere in Ubuntu.

Being nice to each other, being cooperative, and respecting each other is a must.
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[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|Internet Relay Chat]] is used as a way of real-time communication. We can talk about things in much greater depth (and sometimes faster) than through email. IRC is a fairly standard medium in many FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) communities, and as such, there's a wealth of customs associated with it. [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|Internet Relay Chat]] (IRC) enables real-time communication, and subsequently greater productivity when working to reach a consensus or discuss ideas and goals. IRC is a standard communications channel in many FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) communities, and as such, there's a wealth of customs associated with it.
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Want to talk with members of the Washington LoCo Team right now? '''We have our own IRC channel.''' It's #ubuntu-us-or on Freenode. Sound confusing? It's not, really. Want to talk with members of the Oregon LoCo Team right now? '''We have our own IRC channel.''' It's #ubuntu-us-or on Freenode. Sound confusing? It's not, we promise.
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'''Prefer a native IRC Client? [[apt:xchat|XChat]] is a popular choice.
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 * #ubuntu-us-or is often quiet for hours at a time, and people may not respond immediately. They could be away from their computers, or busy in another window.
 * Check out the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community|Ubuntu Community]] help page.
'''Here are several common questions - '''[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions|Common Questions]] that get asked time and again on IRC. They may save you frustration and time if you check them out.
 * #ubuntu-us-or is staffed by volunteers, and may often quiet for hours at a time, so someone may not respond immediately. Be patient, and someone will get back to you.
 * Before asking in IRC, check out the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community|Ubuntu Community]] help page.
 * '''Here are some common questions, and their answers - '''[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions|Common Questions]]. They may save you time if you check them out.
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[[http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/22 |Here is a Screencast]] courtesy of Ubuntu's Ohio Team. Step by step instructions walk you through the process.
 * Ubuntu Ohio's LoCo Team has made [[http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/22 |a Screencast]] with step by step instructions to walk you through the process.
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Ubuntu channels follow the [[IrcGuidelines|Ubuntu IRC Guidelines]]
These guidelines do not cover every single aspect of the Ubuntu channels' etiquette. Specific practices are encouraged and discouraged, according to these guidelines' intent as well as to practical channel needs. Recommendations from channel operators, including those stored in the channel bots, should be followed.
All Ubuntu channels follow the [[IrcGuidelines|Ubuntu IRC Guidelines]]
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'''The [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Code of Conduct]] should always be obeyed'''
'''Don't flood the channel'''
 Flooding the channel disrupts all conversations. Please don't do it. If you want to show large texts, such as errors, use [[http://paste.ubuntu.com| pastebin]].
'''Don't use public away messages'''
These guidelines do not cover every single aspect of the Ubuntu channels' etiquette. Specific practices are encouraged and discouraged, according to these guidelines' intent as well as to practical channel needs. Recommendations from channel operators, including those stored in the channel bots, should be heeded.
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'''How to ask for help in the channel'''
 This how-to explains the best way to ask for help [[http://www.sabi.co.uk/Notes/linuxHelpAsk.html|this link is not on the Ubuntu site]].
Some common mistakes made by people unfamiliar with IRC etiquette:
 * '''The [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Code of Conduct]] should always be followed'''
 * '''Don't flood the channel''' - "Flooding" the channel disrupts conversations, and can frustrate other users. Please don't do it. If you need to show large texts, such as errors, use [[http://paste.ubuntu.com| pastebin]].
 * '''Don't use public away messages''', these generate needless noise, and interrupt the flow of conversation.
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'''Don't repeat your question if it is not answered immediately''' How to ask for help in the channel:
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'''Language and Subject'''
All the #ubuntu channels are visited by people whose ages vary, and whose tolerances of language and subject choice vary equally as much. Please be considerate of everyone and keep all the #ubuntu channels family friendly. Please be aware that there are limits to behaviour and subjects. When using any #ubuntu channel, please avoid the use of swearing and take touchy subject choices such as war, race, religion, politics (unless related to software licensing), gender, sexuality, drugs,  questionable legal activities, removing of ones self from the planet are taken to other channels such as #off-topic or ##politics. (Note [[http://freenode.net/policy.shtml#offtopic|Freenode Policy]] when you join those channels.)
'''Don't be annoying - REALLY!'''
 * '''Don't repeat your question if it is not answered immediately'''
 *
'''Language and Subject''' - All the #ubuntu channels are visited by people whose ages vary, and whose tolerances of language and subject choice vary equally as much. Please be considerate of everyone and keep all the #ubuntu channels family friendly. Be aware that there are limits to accepted behaviour and subjects. When using any #ubuntu channel, please avoid the use of profanity and avoid controversial topics such as war, race, religion, politics (unless related to software licensing), gender, sexuality, drugs, questionable legal activities, removing of ones self from the planet. These discussions should be taken to other channels such as #off-topic or ##politics. (Note [[http://freenode.net/policy.shtml#offtopic|Freenode Policy]] when you join those channels.)
 * '''Don't be annoying - REALLY!'''
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If you disagree with the decision of an operator, then talk to that operator about it in a polite manner. Cursing and swearing will not help, so please don't do that. If talking to the operator personally does not give you a solution you like, you are more than welcome to join the operators channel. In any group, it's inevitable that people will hold different views. This fact of life can sometimes lead to disagreements.
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To get a list of current ops for the Lo``Co's channel use this command in your IRC Client "/msg chanserv access #ubuntu-us-or list" If you disagree with the decision of a channel operator, then talk to the operator (think moderator) about it in a polite manner. Profanity and insults will not help, so please don't do that. If talking to the operator personally does not provide a satisfactory solution, you are welcome to join the operators channel to discuss the matter with FreeNode operators.
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Please also be aware that ''some'' Ubuntu channels are logged, many officially and all of them unofficially by individual users, and the contents of all channels are considered to be in the public domain. To obtain a list of current operators for the LoCo's channel, use this command in your IRC Client "/msg chanserv access #ubuntu-us-or list"
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Keeping a pleasant atmosphere in #ubuntu-us-or is important for both new and experienced users in the state of Washington. The users of the channel should do their best to keep the channel friendly so that we can attract users of all kinds from the state. Please also be aware that ''some'' Ubuntu channels are logged, many officially and all of them unofficially by individual users, and the contents of all channels are considered to be in the public domain. What you say is "on the record".
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 The original page is from [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OklahomaTeam/IRC | OK]]'' Keeping a pleasant atmosphere in #ubuntu-us-or is important for both new and experienced users. The users of the channel should do their best to keep the channel friendly so that we can attract users of all kinds, without anyone feeling that we're an inhospitable group.

Ubuntu IRC Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm on #ubuntu-us-or Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Code of Conduct forms the basis of the pleasant atmosphere in Ubuntu.

Being nice to each other, being cooperative, and respecting each other is a must.

IRC

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) enables real-time communication, and subsequently greater productivity when working to reach a consensus or discuss ideas and goals. IRC is a standard communications channel in many FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) communities, and as such, there's a wealth of customs associated with it.

Want to talk with members of the Oregon LoCo Team right now? We have our own IRC channel. It's #ubuntu-us-or on Freenode. Sound confusing? It's not, we promise.

Dont have an IRC Client? just click here. No worries - just enter your nickname and you can join.

Prefer a native IRC Client? XChat is a popular choice.

  • #ubuntu-us-or is staffed by volunteers, and may often quiet for hours at a time, so someone may not respond immediately. Be patient, and someone will get back to you.
  • Before asking in IRC, check out the Ubuntu Community help page.

  • Here are some common questions, and their answers - Common Questions. They may save you time if you check them out.

  • Ubuntu Ohio's LoCo Team has made a Screencast with step by step instructions to walk you through the process.

Channel Guidelines

All Ubuntu channels follow the Ubuntu IRC Guidelines

These guidelines do not cover every single aspect of the Ubuntu channels' etiquette. Specific practices are encouraged and discouraged, according to these guidelines' intent as well as to practical channel needs. Recommendations from channel operators, including those stored in the channel bots, should be heeded.

Some common mistakes made by people unfamiliar with IRC etiquette:

  • The Code of Conduct should always be followed

  • Don't flood the channel - "Flooding" the channel disrupts conversations, and can frustrate other users. Please don't do it. If you need to show large texts, such as errors, use pastebin.

  • Don't use public away messages, these generate needless noise, and interrupt the flow of conversation.

How to ask for help in the channel:

  • Don't repeat your question if it is not answered immediately

  • Language and Subject - All the #ubuntu channels are visited by people whose ages vary, and whose tolerances of language and subject choice vary equally as much. Please be considerate of everyone and keep all the #ubuntu channels family friendly. Be aware that there are limits to accepted behaviour and subjects. When using any #ubuntu channel, please avoid the use of profanity and avoid controversial topics such as war, race, religion, politics (unless related to software licensing), gender, sexuality, drugs, questionable legal activities, removing of ones self from the planet. These discussions should be taken to other channels such as #off-topic or ##politics. (Note Freenode Policy when you join those channels.)

  • Don't be annoying - REALLY!

Disputes

In any group, it's inevitable that people will hold different views. This fact of life can sometimes lead to disagreements.

If you disagree with the decision of a channel operator, then talk to the operator (think moderator) about it in a polite manner. Profanity and insults will not help, so please don't do that. If talking to the operator personally does not provide a satisfactory solution, you are welcome to join the operators channel to discuss the matter with FreeNode operators.

To obtain a list of current operators for the LoCo's channel, use this command in your IRC Client "/msg chanserv access #ubuntu-us-or list"

Please also be aware that some Ubuntu channels are logged, many officially and all of them unofficially by individual users, and the contents of all channels are considered to be in the public domain. What you say is "on the record".

Keeping a pleasant atmosphere in #ubuntu-us-or is important for both new and experienced users. The users of the channel should do their best to keep the channel friendly so that we can attract users of all kinds, without anyone feeling that we're an inhospitable group.

OregonTeam/IRC (last edited 2012-05-04 05:23:53 by nathwill)