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(1) Roles (2) Tasks (3) Activity (4) Quality vs Quantity (5) Communications: Internal vs External (6) Ubuntu GNOME Marketing & Communications Team (7) Others

The first meeting with the new moderators of Ubuntu GNOME Social Media Channels to agree on a plan, tasks, etc for the Trusty Tahr Cycle


Ubunt-Gnome Communications Team

To discuss the tasks for the moderators


Ubuntu GNOME Communications Team

Ubuntu GNOME on Jabber (XMPP) + Publication on facebook and G+. Shall we publish information on Linux in general, Open Source software, tutorial, etc..


Any Other Business

A final round up


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IRC: irc.freenode.org
Channel: #ubuntu-gnome
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The discussion about "Roles" started at 18:09.


The discussion about "Tasks" started at 18:19.


The discussion about "Activity" started at 18:25.

Quality vs Quantity

The discussion about "Quality vs Quantity" started at 18:31.

Communications: Internal vs External

The discussion about "Communications: Internal vs External" started at 18:37.

Ubuntu GNOME Marketing & Communications Team

The discussion about "Ubuntu GNOME Marketing & Communications Team" started at 18:43.

Uallas suggestions

The discussion about "Uallas suggestions" started at 18:49.

  • ACTION: amjjawad to give Mod access to members with no access yet

  • ACTION: amjjawad to make sure everyone have a Wiki Page + Launchpad Account + Signed the CoC + Member of https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

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  • 18:07 <amjjawad> #startmeeting Ubuntu GNOME New Mods Meeting

    18:07 <meetingology> Meeting started Sat Jan 11 18:07:39 2014 UTC. The chair is amjjawad. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/meetingology.

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    18:08 <amjjawad> first of all, hello and welcome everyone Smile :)

    18:08 <f-jack> Hello

    18:08 <JoaoSantana> Hi

    18:08 <collin> Hey

    18:08 <amjjawad> This is our first meeting for Trusty Tahr Cycle and on this meeting, we shall discuss some important topics for our tasks on this cycle Smile :)

    18:09 <f-jack> Yes

    18:09 <amjjawad> #topic Roles

    18:09 <collin> Trusty Tahr is definitely our most important release to date

    18:09 <SonikkuAmerica> o/

    18:09 <f-jack> It's gonna be the first release I'm with the ubuntu gnome team

    18:09 <amjjawad> Okay, I shall keep talking (typing) and before I move to the next topic, if anyone has any Q, please ask Smile :)

    18:10 <Uallas> OK. I open the eyes. Yes, here we read. Smile :)

    18:10 <collin> Are there any commands I should be familiar with besides the ones that meetingbot gave when we started?

    18:10 <amjjawad> First, thanks for accepting my call of help and thanks for joining. The Roles that we will discuss here will define the tasks and set a plan for you guys to work on.

    18:11 <amjjawad> collin, don't worry about that, it is me who is charing the meeting Wink ;)

    18:11 <collin> ok, tahnks

    18:11 <amjjawad> so, back to topic Smile :)

    18:11 <f-jack> agreed

    18:11 <amjjawad> basically, what we need is Moderators for Google+ Community and Facebook Page.

    18:11 <f-jack> I can do both

    18:12 <amjjawad> guys, let me finish Big Grin :)

    18:12 <f-jack> sorry

    18:12 <amjjawad> after this meeting, everyone who is interested is required to edit this: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/social-media-moderators

    18:13 <amjjawad> mention clearly that you are interested in helping with Google+ and Facebook OR just one of these.

    18:13 <amjjawad> Your role will be very simple Smile :)

    18:13 <amjjawad> (1) Moderate Posts

    18:14 <amjjawad> (2) Any Topic that is non Ubuntu GNOME related the OP should be warned and if he/she will repeat that, there is another warning. If he/she will do it again, then that user will be removed.

    18:14 <amjjawad> In all cases, the off-topic posts will be removed.

    18:15 <amjjawad> (3) NO SPAM whatsoever. Any Spam post will be removed right away and the Spammer is out without any Q

    18:16 <amjjawad> (4) we need to understand and agree to one thing: our Social Media Sites/Channels are not Support Channels. While it is okay to ask simple Qs and answer that, serious issues should never be discussed over there and users must be directed to:

    18:16 <amjjawad> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ContactUs

    18:16 <amjjawad> (5) Maintain a super high level of Communications between the team members (us) and between Ubuntu GNOME Team and the world.

    18:17 <amjjawad> Basically, these are the basic roles/tasks that you guys will work on.

    18:17 <amjjawad> If you have any Q, please ask so we can move to the next topic Smile :)

    18:17 <collin> Understood

    18:17 <f-jack> I understand

    18:17 <SonikkuAmerica> o/ I have a question...

    18:17 <amjjawad> sure

    18:18 <SonikkuAmerica> ... Did you take attendance or are we all here?

    18:18 <davidy> clear to me

    18:18 <f-jack> We're all here

    18:18 <SonikkuAmerica> Other than that everything's clear.

    18:18 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, no need to waste time for that Big Grin :) there will be a log for this meeting so those who missed it, they can go back to the public log Smile :)

    18:18 <SonikkuAmerica> OK.

    18:18 <Uallas> ok Smile :)

    18:18 <amjjawad> great Smile :)

    18:19 <amjjawad> #topic Tasks

    18:19 <amjjawad> I have already mentioned the tasks with the the Roles Topic :P but there is one thing that I did not yet mention.

    18:20 <amjjawad> While we are all keen to work on Quality, we do need Quantity as well. So, one of the tasks for the Mods will be trying to spread the word of Ubuntu GNOME Smile :)

    18:20 <f-jack> Got it

    18:20 <amjjawad> You are not required to overkill yourself. All what you need to do is (just like me), keep talking about Ubuntu GNOME Smile :)

    18:21 <amjjawad> Also, a super important task: Make Sure to always interact with the users of the social areas. Even if someone says "hi", reply that Smile :) this will build a strong relationship between team members and the users of our system.

    18:22 <amjjawad> Also, (this is no3 so far): while your main tasks are the Social Media, it is good if you could answer some emails we receive every now and then on our Mailing List.

    18:22 <f-jack> okay

    18:23 <amjjawad> You are not the ambassadors of Ubuntu GNOME Big Grin :) you are the front line of our system. I hope you know what I mean Wink ;)

    18:23 <f-jack> yep

    18:23 <amjjawad> Any Q about this topic (Tasks)?

    18:23 <SonikkuAmerica> (We're going into combat?)

    18:23 <SonikkuAmerica> All set here.

    18:23 <collin> will those e-mails be on the main ubuntu gnome mailing list or the communications team list

    18:23 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, yes indeed. Spreading the word of Ubuntu GNOME will never be easy Wink ;)

    18:24 <amjjawad> What I have done with Lubuntu for two years, must be doubled or tripled with Ubuntu GNOME and my mission might be easy because this team, there is a team working on the same task Big Grin :)

    18:24 <amjjawad> So, I am very much positive we will do wonders Wink ;) but together - All of us are smarter than anyone of us Wink ;)

    18:24 <f-jack> YES

    18:24 <amjjawad> Shall we move to the other topic?

    18:24 <f-jack> yes

    18:24 <davidy> yes

    18:25 <SonikkuAmerica> Lead on.

    18:25 <collin> I'm set

    18:25 <amjjawad> #topic Activity

    18:25 <amjjawad> Okay, I am sure you guys know that I am expecting you to be super active, right? Big Grin :)

    18:25 <f-jack> yes

    18:25 <collin> of course

    18:25 <amjjawad> but of course, I don't want you to burn out like me :P

    18:25 <SonikkuAmerica> Big Grin :)

    18:25 <collin> Smile :)

    18:25 <Uallas> 1000% :p

    18:25 <f-jack> haha

    18:26 <amjjawad> If you can offer minimum 1 hour daily, that is SUPER GREAT.

    18:26 <amjjawad> I do know that some are always online Wink ;) me and Uallas for example Big Grin :)

    18:26 <amjjawad> and I know some others can't be always online.

    18:26 <amjjawad> All in all, we are required to be active and sometimes very active.

    18:26 <f-jack> I do school during the day but I'm always checking facebook and stuff

    18:27 <davidy> Due to my job, I can offer 1hr four days a week and maybe more at times

    18:27 <collin> That shouldn't be too hard. However, as a student there may be some nights I will need to prioritize studying for exams etc..

    18:27 <amjjawad> One thing that I forgot to mention on the Tasks Topic: Do not worry about any kind of announcement, I am on this.

    18:27 <f-jack> I can do two-three hours a day

    18:27 <collin> but 1 hr should be fine almost every day

    18:27 <SonikkuAmerica> Smile :) I'm a college student; we do weird things.

    18:27 <amjjawad> davidy, that is more than enough Wink ;)

    18:27 <amjjawad> don't worry about the "1 hour" subject

    18:28 <f-jack> okay

    18:28 <SonikkuAmerica> I have a quick comment:

    18:28 <amjjawad> as I mentioned one can offer 5 hours daily, one can offer 5 per week.

    18:29 <SonikkuAmerica> If you use iOS or Android, check out Facebook's Pages Manager app. When you log in, it'll show you all the pages you admin, and you can perform admin tasks on those pages from your phone or tablet.

    18:29 <collin> That's really useful, thanks!

    18:29 <amjjawad> The most and the highest priority is: activity on the mailing list. We MUST communicate to each other as one team. One family. No member of this family do anything unless communicate to his family member. This will lead to a super active and super effective team. And, there is nothing will stand in our way if we do that.

    18:29 <amjjawad> Good Tip, SonikkuAmerica Smile :)

    18:30 <f-jack> I agree

    18:30 <amjjawad> Good Smile :) and by the way if I am fast, ask me too slow down. I type too fast and I don't want you to be lost of confused Big Grin :)

    18:30 <amjjawad> or*

    18:31 <amjjawad> So, I am done with Activity Topic. Any Q?

    18:31 <SonikkuAmerica> Nope, all set.

    18:31 <f-jack> None here

    18:31 <collin> ready for #4

    18:31 <amjjawad> #topic Quality vs Quantity

    18:32 <amjjawad> I think the title says it all. Our target was, is and will forever be: Quality.

    18:32 <amjjawad> I don't care if we have 1000 subscribers but we are the best ever in the quality we have.

    18:33 <amjjawad> I've seen pages with over 80K users but ... poor quality.

    18:33 <Uallas> It would be wise to hire a moderator, asian, or new zealand, australia, for the time zone. It increases our presence.

    18:33 <f-jack> we have really good people on our team quality shouldn't be a problem

    18:33 <amjjawad> Just for the record: Ubuntu GNOME Social Media Channels (Twitter, Facebook and Goolge+) are, by far, the most 'active' channels among all the other flavors!!

    18:33 * SonikkuAmerica cheers

    18:34 <collin> Not to mention the channels for the proprietary guys!

    18:34 <amjjawad> That, didn't come from nothing. That happened because Quality is what we care about, then Quantity.

    18:34 <amjjawad> f-jack, I am not talking about the Quality of our system.

    18:34 <davidy> Nice to be with a great team

    18:34 <amjjawad> That is for the QA team to worry about :P

    18:34 <f-jack> I know

    18:34 <amjjawad> I am talking about something much more important.

    18:35 <amjjawad> The quality of our community and family.

    18:35 <davidy> Yes Wink ;-)

    18:35 <amjjawad> This must be our highest priority.

    18:35 <f-jack> Yes

    18:35 <amjjawad> I am sure davidy knows what I am talking about Big Grin :)

    18:35 <davidy> yes

    18:36 <collin> Of course. It's waht sets us aprt

    18:36 <collin> *apart

    18:36 <amjjawad> I am insisting and keep repeating "Quality vs Quantity" because I want to make sure ALL of us here are aware of this and promise to remember that Big Grin :)

    18:36 <amjjawad> so, do we ALL agree?

    18:36 <amjjawad> +1 please

    18:36 <f-jack> I agree

    18:36 <davidy> +1

    18:36 <SonikkuAmerica> +1

    18:36 <Uallas> +1

    18:36 <collin> +1

    18:36 <f-jack> +1

    18:36 <SonikkuAmerica> Shall we swear it on an Ubuntu GNOME computer?

    18:37 <f-jack> haha sure

    18:37 <amjjawad> Hahah, no it is okay, I trust you all Big Grin :)

    18:37 <collin> OF course:)

    18:37 <amjjawad> Any Q?

    18:37 <davidy> no

    18:37 <f-jack> none

    18:37 <collin> nope

    18:37 <amjjawad> #topic Communications: Internal vs External

    18:38 <amjjawad> if it is not yet clear, please ask me to explain more in details Smile :)

    18:39 <amjjawad> Internal = communications on the Ubuntu GNOME Marketing and Communications Team Mailing List AND the Main Mailing List = this must be on high standard and on active basis. We keep everyone informed of what is going on. Remember, not everyone on Facebook or Google+ so it is always our job to keep everyone in the loop Smile :)

    18:39 <f-jack> hey ali what is the email for our comms list?

    18:39 <amjjawad> External = Our communications with the outside world. Be careful, our users on Google+ area are different. They might give you some hard time so I trust you can handle that Big Grin :)

    18:40 <amjjawad> f-jack, every mod must join: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

    18:40 <f-jack> nvm i got it

    18:41 <amjjawad> #action every mod must join: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

    18:41 * meetingology every mod must join: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

    18:41 <amjjawad> #action everyone mod needs to edit this blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/social-media-moderators

    18:41 * meetingology everyone mod needs to edit this blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/social-media-moderators

    18:41 <amjjawad> any Q?

    18:41 <f-jack> None again

    18:41 <SonikkuAmerica> Speaking of the bueprint...

    18:41 <davidy> no

    18:42 <amjjawad> yes SonikkuAmerica

    18:42 <Uallas> no Q

    18:42 <SonikkuAmerica> ... did someone translate my words into French and paste it back on the blueprint?

    18:43 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, let's talk about that at the end of this meeting. I don't see French on your comment!

    18:43 <SonikkuAmerica> OK

    18:43 <amjjawad> #topic Ubuntu GNOME Marketing & Communications Team

    18:43 <amjjawad> Hello and Welcome to the ultra fun, massive experience and great new skills

    18:44 <amjjawad> That is what this team is made of and willing to do Smile :)

    18:44 <amjjawad> Marketing and Communications.

    18:44 <amjjawad> Haven't studied that? nor ever heard of it? nor have been there? NO problems Smile :)

    18:44 <f-jack> Ali, I edited the blueprint. Is there any info you need to add us?

    18:44 <amjjawad> It is time to learn new stuff and do great things

    18:45 <amjjawad> f-jack, not now :P

    18:45 <amjjawad> let me finish please

    18:45 <f-jack> okay sry

    18:45 <amjjawad> So, you see, I am not planning to recruit new moderators only for our channels. I am trying to build an empire here.

    18:46 <amjjawad> A super strong active team that will take Ubuntu GNOME to the top 10 of best Linux Distributions.

    18:46 <amjjawad> Can we do that, guys?

    18:46 <collin> Yes we can!

    18:46 <f-jack> Yes we can

    18:46 <SonikkuAmerica> ... Yep.

    18:47 <amjjawad> Uallas, and davidy ?

    18:47 <Uallas> Yes, yes Smile :)

    18:47 <davidy> yes, sry feeding my son

    18:47 <amjjawad> perfect Big Grin :)

    18:48 <amjjawad> any Q?

    18:48 <davidy> no

    18:48 <SonikkuAmerica> No sir.

    18:48 <Uallas> no

    18:48 <f-jack> none

    18:48 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, don't sir me, please :P

    18:48 <SonikkuAmerica> Sorry...?

    18:48 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, never mind

    18:48 <collin> nope

    18:48 <f-jack> okay lmao

    18:48 <amjjawad> Okay, I will stop right here and hear from you

    18:48 <amjjawad> I think Uallas had a suggestion?

    18:49 <amjjawad> as per the agenda that I asked you guys to edit :P

    18:49 <amjjawad> #topic Uallas suggestions

    18:50 <amjjawad> "Ubuntu GNOME on Jabber (XMPP)" - no more channels for now Big Grin :)

    18:51 <amjjawad> " Publication on facebook and G+. Shall we publish information on Linux in general, Open Source software, tutorial, etc.. " case to case. If these information is related to Ubuntu GNOME then yes, I don't mind. Otherwise, there are lots of other pages doing that on our behalf Big Grin :) so, we don't really need to waste our energy and time over that Smile :)

    18:51 <amjjawad> Uallas, I answered your two Qs so any thing else?

    18:52 <Uallas> No, ok for me Smile :)

    18:52 <amjjawad> Uallas, ok good Smile :)

    18:52 <amjjawad> f-jack, you too edited the agenda Smile :) anything you would like to add?

    18:53 <f-jack> Keep up the good work, nah I thought we had to lol

    18:53 <amjjawad> f-jack, will sure do Smile :) we all shall do Wink ;)

    18:53 <amjjawad> SonikkuAmerica, anything to add?

    18:53 <SonikkuAmerica> Not for now.

    18:53 <amjjawad> davidy, anything?

    18:54 <amjjawad> hope I didn't forget anyone Big Grin :)

    18:54 <davidy> no, good for now

    18:54 <amjjawad> okay, before I end the meeting, is there anything related you'd like to say or ask?

    18:54 <SonikkuAmerica> All set Smile :)

    18:54 <f-jack> So what do you need to be able to make us admins?

    18:54 <amjjawad> #action amjjawad to give Mod access to members with no access yet 18:54 * meetingology amjjawad to give Mod access to members with no access yet

    18:55 <amjjawad> #action amjjawad to make sure everyone have a Wiki Page + Launchpad Account + Signed the CoC + Member of https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

    18:55 * meetingology amjjawad to make sure everyone have a Wiki Page + Launchpad Account + Signed the CoC + Member of https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnome-comms

    18:55 <davidy> yes, do we have an organized presence on Ubuntu Forums to answer question?

    18:55 <amjjawad> f-jack, add me on fb and Google+

    18:55 <f-jack> and okay

    18:56 <amjjawad> davidy, beside me, there is Lance but that is all what I know. Other people help as well but they might not be part of our family.

    18:56 <davidy> I will edit the blueprint for my G+ activity

    18:56 <amjjawad> davidy, if anyone of you are able to be on the Ubuntu Forums that is super great Smile :)

    18:57 <davidy> I can.

    18:57 <amjjawad> davidy, that is great but make sure not to overdo it nor burn out :P (look who is talking)

    18:58 <davidy> All work and no play.........

    18:58 <f-jack> I'll do the ubuntu forums three or four times a week

    18:58 <amjjawad> @everyone we may need another meeting but we can decided that later on the mailing list Wink ;)

    18:58 <meetingology> amjjawad: Error: "everyone" is not a valid command.

    18:58 <Uallas> I have an account on Ubuntu Forum but I do not speak, I'm on the French Ubuntu-fr

    18:58 <f-jack> and I did what ya told me to

    18:58 <collin> Hey, at least with steam on linux we can play without switching over Smile :)

    18:58 <amjjawad> everyone we may need another meeting but we can decided that later on the mailing list Wink ;)

    18:59 <f-jack> Okay

    18:59 <amjjawad> by the way

    18:59 <collin> sounds good!

    18:59 <f-jack> Yep

    18:59 <amjjawad> make sure not to CC the main mailing list unless there is something very important.

    18:59 <f-jack> got it

    18:59 <amjjawad> Let's keep our internal communications within our sub-team and if there is something important, we can CC the main list Smile :)

    19:00 <davidy> yes

    19:00 <SonikkuAmerica> collin: I still have to switch to Windows to play my Steam games, but we're getting a little OT

    19:00 <collin> understood

    19:00 <amjjawad> great Big Grin :)

    19:00 * SonikkuAmerica thumbs-up

    19:00 <f-jack> I do steam on ubuntu haha

    19:00 <amjjawad> Anyting at all you would like to add?

    19:00 <f-jack> Nope

    19:00 <davidy> no

    19:00 <collin> nope

    19:00 <SonikkuAmerica> Nope.

    19:01 <amjjawad> Okay then, I'd like to thank you a lot for attending. This is by far my best meeting on IRC Big Grin :) Thank you for your time and for attending.

    19:01 <f-jack> Thanks for chairing it

    19:01 <amjjawad> One last word: Keep Up the Great Work and Let's take Ubuntu GNOME to the next level Big Grin :) HOOHAA

    19:01 <davidy> Thanks to all!

    19:01 <amjjawad> f-jack, at your service

    19:01 <SonikkuAmerica> HOOHAA! Smile :)

    19:01 <collin> no problem amjawwad, you are a great leader

    19:01 <f-jack> agreed

    19:01 <amjjawad> 'WE' are a great family Big Grin :)

    19:02 <f-jack> lol

    19:02 <amjjawad> I am nothing without the family

    19:02 <Uallas> Thank you for the meeting, it is clear, and we can begin to work positively.

    19:02 <amjjawad> Our loyalty to the family Big Grin :) - Godfather Part 4 :P

    19:02 <amjjawad> #endmeeting

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