Improving the ubuntu.com Participate Page

Registered by Scott Ritchie on 2008-12-09

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Adi Roiban
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Adi Roiban on 2009-02-21

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See the wiki page for the result of bof discussion.
Also note: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HelpWanted

Requirements:
 • Integration with LP OpenID teams for defining various roles. Maybe use a wikipage as backend
 • Integration with ubuntu.com webpage
 • Internationalization . It would be great to translate it from withing the admin panel
 • Manage abilities
 • Manage activities
 • Save a permanent link at the end , RSS feed for new tasks in the filtered activities

The ability will describe the current state of the user, while the activity could describe a future action the user may want to take.

__Roles__
 • admin - full right, add general information and questions, login required
 • editor - add information about the activities he is assigned to, login required
 • I want to help ubuntu - the user of your system, no login requires

__Ability__
 Each user could select a list of abilities that he/she has. Based on this abilities we will be able to suggest a series of activities.

Some example:
 • find bugs
 • know english
 • deal with people
 • artistic touch
 • code C/Python/Vala

__Activites__
 Each activity will have
 • a name
 • a description
 • required abilities
 • contact information
 • some questions that will filter/select the activity
 • future reading of vital information for doing the activity
 • list of opened tasks

Some activities example
 • bug reporting
 • graphic material
 • loco (logo?) activity
 • IRC support
 • forum support
 • live support

General usage notes:
Remember this page is for people which don't know to much about free software colaboration process. Don't add taks/activities that requieres a sustained effort or high technical skils.

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_SUGGESTION:_
Even if Facebook exhibits plenty of evils in terms of privacy, I think Launchpad could benefit by taking a cue from its interface.

 • The “feeds” on Facebook are highly customizable, allowing users to track the information they want according to category (e.g., comments, photo activity, etc.) and source (which person / group of people do you want to track?)
• The “notifications” icon in the bottom right of Facebook is another way to track recent changes wherever the user has participated, and manages to be useful while staying unobtrusive.

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