[Libreoffice-qa] Recruiting Tactics

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 10:36:13 PDT 2015

Hi All -

So bug count is climbing again so I'm curious if people have any
suggestions as to recruiting tactics. Our numbers went way way way down
because of the incredibly hard work of lots of QA members, those members
are still doing great work but their time is being divided a bit more so .
. . we see bug numbers climbing. It is an ongoing battle to keep these
under control.

That being said - what are some suggestions as to recruiting? If we could
try to add 2-3 people a month I think we would be in great shape. A couple
suggestions that I have:

1) Go to the user list again - we tend to get push back from some members
of user list who don't appreciate "solicitation" in the user forums...but,

2) Poke other contributor lists to see if people are being "underutilized"
- I know for instance that Documentation team is pretty strong but there
are down times....we risk pissing off other teams for poaching but if
members are being underutilized than...I see no problem encouraging them to
contribute in QA *as well* as their "original team";

3) Leaving a footer of some kind on first contact with bug reporters that
invites them into the QA chat (with the URL to the web client) - just say
something like "if you want to come visit QA land, we're happy to talk."

Other ideas appreciated.


*Joel Madero*
LibreOffice QA Volunteer
jmadero.dev at gmail.com
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