This is a voluntary initiative by members of the MeeGo community, designed to leverage the strength of forum (and even email) signatures to spread links to helpful MeeGo community resources.
Greeters here at MeeGo.com can be recognized by their distinctive (often multilingual) signatures within which are several useful links for the newcomer/beginner/curious. If you're new or curious, feel free to click through those links.
As well, Greeters are encouraged (but not expected) to perform typical help desk activities in the MeeGo Forum.
Some notes for potential greeters:
Notes for newcomers:
It is expected that Greeter participation will result in Thanks from those who directly benefit, as well as anyone appreciative of the effort.
By including links to helpful resources in post signatures, Greeters provide an extremely easy yet effective way of spreading access to knowledge. No technical expertise is required, no further engagement necessary. Just identify yourself as a MeeGo Greeter, include pointers to knowledge centers, and provide a useful service just by posting in the Forum!
Any member can volunteer for this activity, and it can be implemented by simply using the following (or similar) for your posting signature:
Hi, I'm a MeeGo Greeter! Welcome to the world of MeeGo! Useful links: Members say Hello | How to contribute to MeeGo | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Community Communication | Community Guidelines | Glossary | Developer's Guide If I can help with anything else, just ask!
Actual code for Forum use based on example above:
[ URL = "http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=3"]Members say Hello[ /URL] [ URL = "http://meego.com/about/contribution-guidelines"]How to contribute to MeeGo[ /URL] [ URL = "http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_FAQ" ]MeeGo FAQ[ /URL] [ URL = "http://wiki.meego.com/Community_communication"]Community Communication[ /URL] [ URL = "http://wiki.meego.com/Community_guidelines"]Community Guidelines[ /URL] [ URL = "http://wiki.meego.com/Glossary"]Glossary[ /URL] [ URL = "http://wiki.meego.com/Developers]Developer's Guide[ /URL]
It's understood that it may be impractical to include every resource in each signature. Use your best judgment and include those that you personally feel are the most important. It's understood and encouraged that Greeters will come from diverse backgrounds and focus on different ways of helping.
NOTE: Please, remove extra spaces from [URL] tags. Spaces in examples above are just to avoid parsing by Wiki engine.
MeeGo Greeters lightning talk held at MeeGo Conference 2010: File:MeeGo Greeters.pdf
Some readers feel more accepted if they are welcomed in their own language. To that end, Greeters are strongly encouraged to create signatures in their native language.
Hi! I'm a MeeGo Greeter!
Cześć! Witam w świecie MeeGo!
¡Hola y bienvenido al mundo MeeGo!
Ciao! Benvenuto nel mondo di MeeGo!
(please contribute more!)
(Note - if you want to be a Greeter, see below and feel free to add your name (linked to your forum profile) to this list...)
|texrat/Randall Arnold (mentor)||x||DFW|
|revdkathy/Kathy Smith (coordinator)||x||x|
|niqt/Nicola De Filippo||x||x|