BugZappers New Member SOP

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu May 7 19:13:09 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 14:24 -0400, TK009 wrote:
> Christopher Beland wrote:
> >
> > If this is ready for prime time, [[BugZappers/sop]] should be linked
> > from the main BugZappers page, and [[BugZappers/sop_new_member]] from
> > [[BugZappers/Joining]]
> >   
> Do you want to create the needed links or should I?
> > If you ask me, BugZappers/sop_new_member is incredibly formal.
> It is an SOP not a penpal, however,  Adam also felt it needed a 
> friendlier tone. I am not an overly friendly type, so if you or Adam 
> want to fix that up, thank you in advance.
> >   It takes
> > 6 separate sections to get around to saying what could be said in a
> > sentence or two.  With all that the instructions are rather vague - what
> > does "introduction" mean if it doesn't involve personal details?
> It means "TK009 - join bugzappers" is enough personal information, even 
> if not up to everyone's personal introduction standards.
> We agreed in the meetings to the requirement for the email from new 
> members. We have no requirement regarding the content of that email, at 
> least not that I recall. We agreed on vague I thought.
> >   Links
> > to examples of previous intros would be instructive.
> >   
> I don't think examples are necessary.

It is important to note that we won't necessarily be directing new users
to the SOP from the 'suck them in process', but just writing something
on the Join page with a subtle link to the SOP somewhere. The SOP is the
'document of official record', not necessarily the Howto. But it could
be a bit friendlier, just so it doesn't put off people who happen to
come across it. I'll see if I can tweak it a bit.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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