Ambassador Aliases

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon Apr 30 17:10:04 UTC 2007

Mike McGrath wrote:
> So the firstname.lastname removal has been done and went fairly well 
> with one exception.  Many of the ambassadors use firstname.lastname when 
> dealing with other people.  They like a good, professional looking email 
> address.  Unfortunately, not everyone thinks of this when they're 
> creating their account name and trying to be an ambassador with 
> fluffyone23 at may cause issues.
> I've added a few exceptions but I really don't want our group 
> maintaining this list.  We're not in the business of user 
> administration, that always gets delegated to the specific group 
> owners/admins.  This puts us in an awkward position because of the 
> sensitive nature of the alises file we can't just let everyone edit this 
> file.  Here's what I'd like to propose:
> Thomas Chung has offered to maintain this list for the ambassadors.  
> Since its a manual intervention we're not as open to attack/collisions 
> as we were when it was automated.  We'll continue to use CVS so we get 
> notifications when a change goes out.  Additionally I've given the 
> following guidelines to Thomas should we chose to go this route:
> * All alises for the ambassadors must be firstname.lastname at fp.o

As in they should not be using their account names as aliases? I would 
prefer to continue using what I use currently.


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