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Re: Use of Participation Essential in Blueprints


On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Chris Johnston <chrisjohnston@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Greetings,
> I am curious as to the extent of the usage of 'Participation Essential'
> when subscribing blueprints. To my knowledge, the only thing that it is
> used for is for setting a participation status for a meeting at UDS or
> Linaro Connect. Is Participation Essential used in other ways or does it
> serve any purpose in Launchpad outside of its usage by Summit?
> The reason that I ask is I am wanting to change the wording to better
> reflect how it is used by Summit, if there is nothing else that would would
> be negatively effected by making changes.
To further clarify what information I am looking for:

In the past, Summit used the Participation Essential check box to determine
if someone was required to attend a meeting vs just wanted to attend the
meeting. As UDS continues to grow, this has started to cause problems with
being able to schedule meetings properly to allow the people who are truly
required to be at a meeting. One of the ways that we are working to solve
this is that in Summit, we are no longer taking Participation Essential as
required. In order to be required for a meeting, a user will have to be
added as required by either the meeting creator, a track lead, manager, or
event scheduler. We are now using Participation Essential from Launchpad as
a "very interested" category, and will attempt to adjust the schedule to
where both the Required set of people and the Very Interested set of people
will be available for the meeting. With this change, I would like to change
the wording for the Participation Essential check box to something that
better explains a "very interested in this topic" instead of saying that
someone is essential for this topic.

Prior to making the change that I would like to make, I feel that I should
investigate the current usage of this checkbox to see if there is anything
else that uses it where the text change would negatively effect that usage.
Again, the changes I want to make are text only and related to the checkbox
for what is currently "Participation Essential" when subscribing to

Thanks again!




Chris Johnston - cjohnston
Ubuntu Member

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