[Libreoffice-qa] [libreoffice-users] Ask.LibreOffice.org and Bugzilla Twitter accounts

Kieran Peckett crazyskeggy at gmail.com
Mon May 20 08:52:34 PDT 2013

Great Idea (I've CC-ed QA because BugZilla is related to them)

On 17 May 2013 12:27, Zeki Bildirici <zeki at ozgurlukicin.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> You know social media is a very effective channel for getting people's
> attention. Also it can be used a regular reminder/ping'er/poke'r for
> communities.
> So using the social media's advantages to increase the community's
> attention on Ask.LibreOffice.org site and Bugzilla will be good imho.
> We had used this method in Pardus GNU/Linux and it worked. After
> asking to Florian for his advice that if is this possible to use this
> channels for LibreOffice, i've creaed two twitter accounts.
> The new accounts are:
> LibreOffice Bugzilla:
> https://twitter.com/LibreOfficeBugs
> Ask.LibreOffice.org:
> https://twitter.com/AskLibreOffice
> I've connected ask site's new question feeds and bugzilla's new bug's
> feeds to this accounts.
> The goals of having this accounts are:
> · To keep more attention on questions and bugs
> · Make community contribution process more social
> · To poke/ ping community’s members and asking for the minimum
> contribution that can give constantly
> · Spread the questions and bugs to their networks to find answers as
> soon as possible which will increase the possibility find the person
> whom has the answer
> · Make our ask and bugzilla more open to the community and increase
> the number of persons(not regular contributors)
> Well, there is also reasons  under the “What current situation misses”
> questions
> · Having lots of bugzilla mails is not for ordinary community members,
> people does not want their inbox is filled with bug mails which most
> of them are not in interested. But twitter streams are different, it
> comes and passes through no rubbish left there. Trying to confirm a
> bug is generally a simple work to do, we can involve more people(other
> than the regular bugbusters) to have with this feeds.
> · Visiting ask site is not a practical exercise made every time, or
> getting feeds from Google Reader is not practiced by everyone, but
> most people use social media actively. This means more eyes will be on
> ask and bug sites constantly.
> · As said above, having constant attention for this sites are not
> possible for passive contributors
> · There is no chance to spread the questions through LibreOffice
> related networks. But with this accounts, the followers will generate
> a core LibreOffice network which will be feed through this accounts.
> I hope that this accounts will help to decrease the unanswered
> questions in the ask site(1.191 questions ~1/3 ) and activate more
> members to help triage bugs  in bugzilla.
> If you have a twitter account please follow and promote/announce this
> accounts.
> Of course the most important thing is the interest of community and
> the will to became a part of this wonderful community to make
> LibreOffice the best free Office suite ever.
> Best regards,
> Zeki
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