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[Fwd: Re: Tasks and followup]



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> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 15:52 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Apologies for this being an idea with no code attached.  I'm hoping that
> > > > > some of the able folks are on this list and will see something
> > > > > achievable.
> > > > >
> > > > > Something the Community Architecture folks and I have discovered is that
> > > > > when we sign up new folks for an account, there's not any way to mark
> > > > > them for follow up or to indicate a note for where they did it.  A
> > > > > couple methods for doing this come to mind:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1.  Simple but effective -- a way to tag account holders arbitrarily.
> > > > > This might help with a number of things, like skill sets, karma, and so
> > > > > forth.  In this case, the tag would allow Ambassadors to follow up on
> > > > > particular shows by listing everyone with "FooCon 2008" in their tag
> > > > > list.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2.  More complicated but possibly more predictable -- A plugin for FAS
> > > > > that would allow ambassadors to request or create a special signup
> > > > > portal, and use it at a show to help visitors sign up (e.g.
> > > > > join.fp.o/foocon2008 or foocon2008.join.fp.o).
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'd say 2 is pretty easy in a plugin.
> > > >
> > > > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/promo/sign-up/MyPromo
> > > >
> > > > where MyPromo could just be arbitrary.  It'd get flagged somewhere that we
> > > > could get it later.
> > > >
> > > > The point of this is so users can sign up with some sort of flag on how
> > > > they found out about Fedora, and then run stats on it later?
> > >
> > > Not just stats, but also to get people "assigned" geographically to
> > > Ambassadors or some other mentor group, in a way that makes sense and
> > > maximizes stickiness.
> > >
> >
> > So something more exact then timezone, locale and country or could this
> > metric bet completely independent of those values?
> >
> 
> Another note on that, if we split up the ambassadors into regions (I
> suspect they already are) would it be better to just create a group for
> each region managed by the ambassadors?

We could create FAS groups for regions, sure.  But there's also
particular ambassadors to consider -- for example, an Ambassador who
works on Websites might target a new signup for helping with Websites,
even though that new person lives in a different country.

Maybe groups plus the portal plugin would do the trick.  I'll ask around
with the Ambassadors.

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