Interesting Feedback From a New Tester

Tim Flink tflink at
Sat Mar 26 03:06:49 UTC 2011

On 03/25/2011 02:33 PM, Tim Flink wrote:
> On 03/25/2011 02:04 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 13:53 -0600, Tim Flink wrote:
>>> I took part in an interesting discussion in #fedora-qa today with
>>> someone who was new to Fedora (coming from Ubuntu) and interested in
>>> testing.
>>> He (I assume he, will use for consistancy) came to the alpha download
>>> page on [1], tried to use and install the alpha and
>>> ran into some problems. Apparently, he tried to ask questions in #fedora
>>> and got some gruff "no alpha stuff here" comments before finding #fedora-qa.
>>> I looked at the alpha download page, and there is no reference to qa, no
>>> reference to newer images and nothing about directing questions to test@
>>> or #fedora-qa.
>>> I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I propose that we add some
>>> additional information to that page [1]. At the very least, a sentence
>>> or two about where to direct questions about the alpha and "if you're
>>> interested in testing, see ____ page" which points to new information
>>> (maybe the QA or QA/Join wiki pages?).
>>> This should at least stem some of the alpha related questions coming
>>> into #fedora and hopefully us find some more people who are interested
>>> in testing, too!
>> yes, sounds good. People in #fedora usually explicitly tell people to
>> take pre-release questions to #fedora-qa, though, they don't usually
>> just say 'not here'.
>> we don't maintain the page, though; the websites group does.
>> should have info on where to
>> propose this.
> Yeah, I was going to start talking to them once I got some feedback from
> test@ as far as the wording or specific links were concerned.
> Thanks,
> Tim

I filed a ticket with the fedora-websites team to request QA contact
info on the get-prerelease page:


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