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Re: Calling for a Team-Work :)



Let me nail one thing to rest.... We, nor any other variant of ubuntu will
have a sub-forum on the main forum.

There is a simple reasoning behind it.... We share well over 90% of the same
stuff, the usage of the tags allows people to alert support people to know
of the 10% differences. An easy example would be one of the support guys
giving a new comer instructions and he says to start 'Terminal' to type some
stuff in, such as lspci. Obviously we use LXTerminal and the new person may
then have to reply back to and say he could not find 'Terminal', and would
LXTerminal do. Now the problem the user has is an issue that affects all
n00bs from time to time has a delay. In a 'dedicated' area, we lose all the
other people from the other flavours of *buntu, and we lose them. so, quite
simply, it is never going to happen. That is why
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting_a_Terminal exists.
But the use of tags ensures that the person giving help knows which of the
invocation commands to use. Any of the support people can help across the
different variants, but it is vital that we know which one the OP is using.

As I wander across wiki pages, I keep adding the lubuntu version to them. We
were told 'off the record' that we could start to add Lubuntu to all the
many pages where a difference in flavour of the *buntu made for different
instructions before we got our full adoption. There is no chance we can ever
catch them all as new pages are created daily, what we can and must do is
edit any pages we come across where lubuntu variant needs adding.



On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Ali Linx <amjjawad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello my friend and mentor and hope you don't mind to have a young crazy
> brother :P
> I think I should have been clear from beginning so there you go :)
> I'm NOT planning to CHANGE any current scheme or system whatsoever. Why?
> because, as you wrote, Roma wasn't built in one day. I just want to "focus"
> on something that will give us another plus. Users are sometime complaining
> why there is no sub-forum for lubuntu? why the support is so slow? etc etc.
> You know these stuff, I'm sure :)
> It's not that I want to prove to them how good we are; our actions speak
> louder than our words but I just want our team, Lubuntu Team (family) to be
> very much capable in everything and one thing specific: being fast. I know
> what you'll say about that :D
> I have no huge plan, it's a basic one. I'm currently working on:
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/LXDE/21251244425
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/lubuntu/105956559439428
> http://forum.lxde.org/
> and of course http://ubuntuforums.org
> I have made some friends over Ubuntu Forum (I'm so fast in that by the way
> :P) and I have asked them to team up with me and they agreed but as you
> know, life issues could make everyone busy and away from Linux and I totally
> understand that.
> Having that said, I thought to find more people to pop up more on the above
> 4 websites/pages and support the users. That is preciously why I have
> requested to be an admin on Lubuntu and LXDE FB Pages because for me, as a
> user, I'd love to see someone from the team is interacting and posting, etc.
> That will add more confident to them.
> I already started some topics on LXDE Forum which is all about Lubuntu.
> Two Guides so far, nothing much but also not bad :)
> Two feedback topics
> and willing to do more.
> I'm SO MUCH happy with what I'm doing and because I'm just a member of this
> family, I'd like to share my happiness with ALL of you.
> Again, no big plans at the moment.
> I'm aware of the tags and prefix. I use that when I do my search. I'm doing
> my best to reply Lubuntu Threads on UF as much as possible. I also see some
> other people who are not in our team but interested in Lubuntu and they are
> helping too.
> *Bottom Line:
> *All what I'm asking for is: Let's focus our work and be more organized
> and that will be done via some teams or even one team.
> For example: It's 4am in my time and 3 threads are pending. I could send a
> message to someone in the team who is online and he/she can pop up and help.
> Phill, I'll definitely follow your instructions and advice and that's why
> I'll log off now and go to eat :D
> Thank you so much for everything ... I'm so much happy here and I'll be
> around for a very long time hopefully :)
> Who would give you hard time except me? :P
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:03 AM, Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Hi my young friend,
>> the system we have on the main ubuntu was granted to us (the tags) long,
>> long before we became official. I'm not too sure what you have in mind but I
>> prefer to use the main forum area with the ability to add and search tags as
>> per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation#How_to_help Lubuntu
>> had some good friends even back then, we asked people to allow Lubuntu to
>> avoid the 'chicken and egg' syndrome. I know and I'm sure the others do, we
>> were shown every courtesy and assistance. Things that should only be done
>> for 'official' variants were done for Lubuntu.
>> I'll give you the instruction one of my trainers gave me. Do NOT burn out,
>> you are no use to us if you burn out and leave. Rome was not built in a day
>> & Lubuntu has done very well from starting at about 9.04 to full acceptance
>> at 11.10.
>> Take your time, but do ensure you eat and sleep!
>> Phill.
>> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 11:44 PM, Ali Linx <amjjawad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> A friend and a mentor to me has advised me many times now to slow down
>>> and take care but ... Linux is the cure for my issues so ... enough drama,
>>> let's rock :)
>>> One last email and I'm off. I did watch a movie for a change today though
>>> :P
>>> Guys and girls, long story short. I was and still very active on Ubuntu
>>> Forum. Now, Lubuntu became Official (YES!) and I'm sure more new threads
>>> whether on Ubuntu Forum OR LXDE Forum (where I'm a moderator there) will be
>>> created. I'm very much able to handle all that but I do confess and admit
>>> that I don't know anything yet. My request is simple.
>>> I need some people who already have an account on Ubuntu Forum to team up
>>> with me. I'm planning for something. I'll hold it for now. I need to know
>>> who is IN. I don't mind to be alone on this but you guys are my family and I
>>> hate to do things alone, I do love team work. I told that to 4 new friends
>>> on IRC recently.
>>> I'm on Google, and you have other links on my signature. Whatever way you
>>> want to use to contact me, just do it.
>>> I'll be waiting for your reply for a week. Take your time :)
>>> Why is all that? it's because the more support users will find, the
>>> better and the faster to fix any issue.
>>> I love you all ... you simply ROCK!
>>> OK OK, I'm leaving  ... :D
>>> --
>>> Best Regards,
>>> *A.J
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> *A.J
> amjjawad*
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