[Ambassadors] inactive ambassadors, a proposed solution

Joerg Simon jsimon at fedoraproject.org
Thu Feb 19 13:19:34 UTC 2009

Am Donnerstag 19 Februar 2009 12:34:20 schrieb Max Spevack:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/CountryList <-- I argue that
> CountryList is the wrong name for this page, and it should be called
> Directory.

+1  (is maintained by hand)

> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService/Verification
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Count <-- why do we even need
> this page?  Doesn't the CountryList page serve the same purpose?

We feed this pages from FAS - we just started to collect the scripts in a git 
repo https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/group/view/gitfama
but we have just started

> How often are these pages currently updated?  Is the process manual or
> automated, or a mixture of both?

right now it is a mixture

> (2) Give a more prominent location to the "list of ambassadors per
> country".  That page should be the most visited page in all of Fedora
> Ambassadors.  People who are trying to find out about Fedora should be
> visiting it, and Ambassadors who are looking for other Fedora folks near
> them should be visiting it.
> We should have something on fedoraproject.org that says "are you
> interested in Fedora?  Find a Fedora Ambassador near you to give you
> some information" and you type in your location, and it spits back a
> list of Ambassadors near you.


> (3) In order for any of (2) to be successful, we need to make sure that
> the people who are listed as Ambassadors are actually paying attention
> to the Ambassadors part of Fedora.  If someone is not, it doesn't mean
> that they are a bad person -- it just means that they don't want to have
> to deal with organizing events or asking questions from newbies to the
> project.
> I wouldn't be offended if someone removed me from the Fedora
> Infrastructure group in FAS, because *I DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH FEDORA
> INFRASTRUCTURE*.  It doesn't mean I'm a bad person or not a Fedora
> contributor, it just means that I don't participate in that part of
> Fedora.


> If someone is inactive, we *DO NOT* kick them out of the ambassadors
> group in FAS, and we *DO NOT* remove them from fedora-ambassadors list.
> But we should remove them from the "directory of Ambassadors sorted by
> country", which I argue again needs to be much more visible and useful,
> so that those inactive Ambassadors aren't being asked to do
> public-facing things.
> When someone re-surfaces or has more time for Ambassadors, we put them
> back on the directory.

+1 good compromise

CU Joerg

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