[Ambassadors] Discussion: revoking ambassador status

Arthur Buliva arthurbuliva at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 18:54:01 UTC 2014

+1. Just what I was thinking but Jiri put it better. I agree with this
On 11 Mar 2014 17:07, "Jiri Eischmann" <eischmann at redhat.com> wrote:

> Jiri Eischmann píše v Út 25. 02. 2014 v 11:07 +0100:
> > Hi,
> > yesterday we had a long discussion about whether we want to have a
> > mechanism to remove completely inactive ambassadors or not. This issue
> > is brought up again and again, so I think it's time to discuss it
> > properly and eventually make a decision.
> >
> > You can find more in this ticket:
> > https://fedorahosted.org/famsco/ticket/358
> >
> > Feel free to comment (ideally in the ticket to keep all discussion
> > there), express your opinion, propose modifications, or even different
> > solutions. You input is welcome.
> >
> > Jiri
> Hi,
> I'm bringing an update on this issue. Based on the discussion in this
> mailing list and in the ticket, we decided that any manual process for
> removing "inactive" ambassadors is a no-go.
> Pingou of Fedora Infra offered us a tool that would help us achieve what
> we originally wanted to achieve.
> The combination of FAS logs and datagrepper (that covers attending IRC
> meetings, using tracs, sending emails to mailing lists, voting in Fedora
> elections, writing blogposts in FP,...) can identify ambassadors who
> haven't had any sign of online activity for the given time period (in
> FAmSCo we agreed on 18 months, but it's still open) and may not be
> interested in the project any more.
> Those ambassadors would be notified by email that their account is going
> to be flagged as inactive in e.g. 14 days. To avoid it, they can just
> log in to FAS and they're fine for another 18 months.
> I'd like to emphasize that no one is going to lose ambassador
> membership. If someone meets the criteria and doesn't react to the
> notification message his/her account will just be flagged as inactive
> and his/her name won't be in the public list of ambassadors, but he/she
> will keep the membership and can become active again just by logging in
> to FAS and changing the status to active any time after the deadline.
> It's not meant to judge someone's activity, it's more like "we haven't
> seen you around online for some time, give us a wave if you're still
> interested in the project".
> In FAmSCo, we agreed this is a non-invasive solution with pretty much no
> additional bureaucracy that would solve the problem. But we'd again like
> to know your opinion.
> Jiri
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