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The Promo group has accomplished a great deal since it was formed, but there will always be new and creative ideas we have not yet thought of yet.  If you have an idea that you'd like us to consider please don't hesitate to let us know!  
 
The Promo group has accomplished a great deal since it was formed, but there will always be new and creative ideas we have not yet thought of yet.  If you have an idea that you'd like us to consider please don't hesitate to let us know!  
  
The best way to reach the group is by [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-promo joining our mailing list] and/or emailing us at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].
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The best way to reach the group is by [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-promo joining our mailing list] and/or emailing us at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].  
  
==Tips on proposing new ideas==
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You can also join our IRC channel #kde-promo on freenode, or come to [https://t.me/joinchat/AEyx-0O8HKlHV7Cg7ZoSyA our Telegram group].
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==Tips for proposing new ideas==
  
 
That said, it is worth explaining how the team works a bit in order to help you successfully pitch your idea or to get meaningful feedback.   
 
That said, it is worth explaining how the team works a bit in order to help you successfully pitch your idea or to get meaningful feedback.   
  
# Please keep in mind that the team is a group of unpaid volunteers who enjoy spending their free time helping spread the word about KDE.  Sometimes this means you may not get an immediate response about your idea.  But don't fret, our list is quite active and someone should usually respond within a day or two.
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# Please keep in mind that the team is a group of unpaid volunteers who enjoy spending their free time helping spread the word about KDE.  Sometimes this means you may not get an immediate response about your idea.  But don't worry - our mailing list is quite active and someone should usually respond within a day or two. If you propose your idea in IRC/Telegram, you will likely get an answer even faster.
# Again, due to the volunteer nature of the group, people may not always have time to take on a new project. When proposing your idea please know that you will need to be the one who takes the lead in making it happen. Showing up on the list and telling others that they have to make your idea into a reality for you will not work.
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# Try to set concrete, achievable goals with your ideas. If your idea is too vague or seems impossible to do it is much harder to convince others to help you out.
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# Again, due to the volunteer nature of the group, people may not always have time to take on a new project. When proposing your idea, please keep in mind that you will have to take the lead in making it happen. Showing up on the list and telling others that they have to make your idea into a reality for you will not work.
# If you have suggestions on small tasks that a new person could work on you may add them to the [http://community.kde.org/Promo/Get_Involved/Jobs Junior Jobs] page, but please contact the mailing list and let us know you've done so.  
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# Before pitching your idea, check [https://phabricator.kde.org/project/view/222/ our Workboard] to make sure your idea is not a duplicate of something we're already working on.
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# Try to set concrete, achievable goals with your ideas. If your idea is too vague or seems impossible to do, it is much harder to convince others to help you out.
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# If you have suggestions for small tasks that a new person could work on, you may add them to the [https://community.kde.org/Promo/People/Join Join KDE Promo] page, but please contact the mailing list and let us know you've done so.  
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Hopefully these points will help newcomers understand how best to achieve their goals for promoting KDE. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
 
Hopefully these points will help newcomers understand how best to achieve their goals for promoting KDE. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Revision as of 21:39, 25 August 2018

Proposing your own Promo ideas

The Promo group has accomplished a great deal since it was formed, but there will always be new and creative ideas we have not yet thought of yet. If you have an idea that you'd like us to consider please don't hesitate to let us know!

The best way to reach the group is by joining our mailing list and/or emailing us at [email protected].

You can also join our IRC channel #kde-promo on freenode, or come to our Telegram group.

Tips for proposing new ideas

That said, it is worth explaining how the team works a bit in order to help you successfully pitch your idea or to get meaningful feedback.

  1. Please keep in mind that the team is a group of unpaid volunteers who enjoy spending their free time helping spread the word about KDE. Sometimes this means you may not get an immediate response about your idea. But don't worry - our mailing list is quite active and someone should usually respond within a day or two. If you propose your idea in IRC/Telegram, you will likely get an answer even faster.
  1. Again, due to the volunteer nature of the group, people may not always have time to take on a new project. When proposing your idea, please keep in mind that you will have to take the lead in making it happen. Showing up on the list and telling others that they have to make your idea into a reality for you will not work.
  1. Before pitching your idea, check our Workboard to make sure your idea is not a duplicate of something we're already working on.
  1. Try to set concrete, achievable goals with your ideas. If your idea is too vague or seems impossible to do, it is much harder to convince others to help you out.
  1. If you have suggestions for small tasks that a new person could work on, you may add them to the Join KDE Promo page, but please contact the mailing list and let us know you've done so.


Hopefully these points will help newcomers understand how best to achieve their goals for promoting KDE. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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