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Who would you like most to be a user representative?
_AxS_
2%
 2%  [ 10 ]
AllenJB
0%
 0%  [ 3 ]
Anarcho
1%
 1%  [ 8 ]
ASIO_BOB
1%
 1%  [ 7 ]
cheater1034
5%
 5%  [ 28 ]
CoffeeBuzz
6%
 6%  [ 30 ]
cokehabit
13%
 13%  [ 65 ]
djay
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
DrChandra
1%
 1%  [ 7 ]
InfoManiac
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
kopp
11%
 11%  [ 54 ]
likewhoa
3%
 3%  [ 17 ]
loki99
3%
 3%  [ 19 ]
lxnay
6%
 6%  [ 33 ]
Monkeh
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
nephros
6%
 6%  [ 30 ]
nxsty
6%
 6%  [ 29 ]
orick
1%
 1%  [ 6 ]
pablo_supertux
1%
 1%  [ 7 ]
padde
1%
 1%  [ 6 ]
Q-collective
6%
 6%  [ 30 ]
Richard Fish
4%
 4%  [ 23 ]
sluggo
0%
 0%  [ 4 ]
STiGMaTa_ch
2%
 2%  [ 13 ]
taskara
2%
 2%  [ 14 ]
Tiger683
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
tophisher
0%
 0%  [ 3 ]
toskala
3%
 3%  [ 15 ]
XenoTerraCide
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 477

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject: User Representative Elections Reply with quote

The Gentoo User Relations project is happy to announce that the elections for the position of User Representative are now open.

You can read what the candidates have to say about themselves here.

This poll will be open for 2 weeks, and the results will be made public at that time. You can only vote once, so carefully consider who you would like to most represent you, and who you think will bring the greatest benefit to Gentoo.

You must be logged into the forums to be able to vote in the poll.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish we could vote for two people though. 8)

I'll give it more thought then flip a coin, or two.

:D :D :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vote wisely.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Vote wisely.


But there are two really good ones that I have either got help from or seen help a lot of others. Plus, I think they would both be good for this task. I may just let everyone else decide and hope for the best.

:D :D :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dalek,

There are several user representative posts, its not a sinle winner.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
dalek,

There are several user representative posts, its not a sinle winner.


I figured there would be more than one but I really like two of them. Some of the others I'm not sure who they are really. My user name here is dalek and my name is Dale in real life too. Pretty easy to figure out who I am. :lol:

Anyway, I'll flip a coin or something.

:D :D :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this thread keeps clear on mentioning any of the nominees.
I would hate to see users that have no clue about what this is, voting because they see one name mentioned more than others.
(You know how people tend to do that.)

Good luck to the person I voted for. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:06 am    Post subject: Questions about the user representatives. Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
dalek,

There are several user representative posts, its not a sinle winner.


I do agree that we should be able to vote for say 2-3 people to fill 5-7 positions. Perhaps one from the forums, IRC, Mailing Lists, etc.. Oh well perhaps next year. Which brings to mind a few questions:
    QUESTIONS:
  • How many positions are open?
  • What is the term of an elected representative?
  • What will their jobs be? (Besides improving developer-user communications)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted ive been out of the circle for a bit now but im trying to get back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:31 am    Post subject: I voted Reply with quote

Hi,

I voted and I hope that User Representatives will help users and Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unhide the results, please.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xbmodder wrote:
Unhide the results, please.

The results will be made public once the two weeks of voting are up. Until then, it was decided that it would be best to keep them restricted to the public to prevent people making choices influenced by how the votes are distributed (e.g. somebody that doesn't know/care about the elections votes for the popular person).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with mark_alec, not that it changes much ;)
It keeps the suspense. :D

Hope whoever gets the job will like it. 8)

Fair chance to the competitors.
May the coins pick the right ones.
I am personly more up for Tarot instead of flipping coins. :wink:

But I dont get the Idea of the Job. :(

Is the main aim to collect oppinions and information on the user base?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

legine wrote:

But I dont get the Idea of the Job. :(

Is the main aim to collect oppinions and information on the user base?
Cheers Legine

IMO, the goal is to build a bridge between the user and the developer community, where information should flow more easily in both directions. Developers hardly have the time to hang out in the forums a lot, so often they are not aware what bugs the users most. And for users it is quite hard to get some information about what is going on in the developers community, unless you are willing to invest a lot of time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm Okey. Sounds Good :D

BUGGER!

I should have pocked earlier and waited with my vote. Damn. :oops:

Okey guess that is just the dump reaction I use when we have to vote politicans that I dont know.
I guess it is easier to introduce yourself then to put an agenda of Ideas up what you would like to try to enhance communication (or whatever)

Well How you guys plan to acclompish the task? :)
I mean you start writing a devnewsletter whats in in the gentoo community?
And you add article of latest umm Devs playtoys for the Community in our weekly newsletter?

I still cant plot what it takes to your representative.
Could you post more details how you imagine that the job gets done?

i mean I need to know if I bugged my vote and need to convince my candidate to retreat from the vote :wink:
(Well not realy but I would like to know :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an irc channel where developers and users can collaborate? As far as I know, there is only #gentoo-dev
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the folks that got quite a few nominations are not represented here.
Did some people ask to be left out of the voting?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

old school wrote:
Some of the folks that got quite a few nominations are not represented here.
Did some people ask to be left out of the voting?

Yes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vipernicus,

#gentoo-dev is moderated, only devs and voiced users can speal there.

There is also #gentoo-dev-help where anyone can speak and #gentoo-bugs, whiuch is quiet except for the the first Saturday of every month, when its bugday
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck to all, and may be best Larry the Cow lookalike win! :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To try clarify a few of the questions brought up on the thread so far:
"Job Description", there was a fairly extenstive description of the role in the GWN, as well as linked to in previous forum posts on this subject, the description is also easily found as there is a link on the main project page. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/user-relations/userrep.xml
The nominees also wrote blurbs about themselves that were made available to you all at http://dev.gentoo.org/%7Emark_alec/userrel/elections.html
The length of term would be one year, and a userrep could run again and could be voted in for consecutive terms.
The number of userreps were originally intended to be 5, we are however looking at the possibility of extending this number to better reflect the size of the userbase.

All of this information has however been available for the entire time the nominations has been open, so I am quite surprised to see these questions pop up now, in the future I guess we may look into being more repetitive. :)

I hope that helped.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I was going to mention the IRC channels bit, #gentoo-dev is indeed moderated, there are however plenty of other IRC channels where one can interact with developers. Depending on what you are after you may want to head for project specific channels ie #gentoo-project. There is around 70 active #gentoo* channels on freenode currently, that are being run by the Gentoo project, there's project specific ones, there's language specific ones and theres some special interest ones. You have #gentoo-dev-help which is an amazing place to be if you want to get involved with ebuild stuff, you've got #gentoo for general user help, you've got #gentoo-dev, you've got #gentoo-soc where the summer of code related stuff happens, #gentoo-devrel where devrel can be found and contacted, #gentoo-userrel where userrel can be found, #gentoo-sparc where the sparc team can be found etc etc.

We have a lot of channels, the majority of projects has the IRC channel to go along with their projects, and a fair few of the projects also have one public channel where users can join and discuss, and a dev channel where more of the behind the scenes stuff goes on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Vote wisely.

clearly you mean 'vote Mr. X'?


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Oops! It seems someone replaced my 'cokehabit' key with a 'likewhoa' key. :o
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