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Re: Use of Participation Essential in Blueprints


On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Chris Johnston
<chrisjohnston@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> blueprints.

Some of us are chatting on IRC now about this, but for anyone else
watching this thread, I'll note that the essential flag is just a
boolean, used only by the summit system.


Deryck Hodge