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= Ask Fedora =
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[http://ask.fedoraproject.org Ask Fedora] is a community knowledge base and support forum and designed to be the primary place for community support in Fedora.  It is powered by [[Askbot]], Django based web application.
  
{{ Template:message/note |  Please note, we are not a support or help line for Fedora Project. We will not answer any software or hardware specific questions. If you need a help on specific software or hardware, please use fedora-list or Fedora Forum!
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== Communicate ==
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If you have any feedback on Ask Fedora, you can directly post a comment or question to the site and tag it as "meta".  You can also join us at #askbot [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC IRC] channel in irc.freenode.net or post to [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/infrastructure Fedora infrastructure] mailing list.  Do read the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ask_Fedora_SOP standard operating procedure] if you want to help with infrastructure of Ask Fedora. 
  
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== Admins and Moderators ==
  
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Admins and moderators of Ask Fedora are at expected to be logged in at [http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=fedora-ask&uio=d4 #fedora-ask on Freenode]
  
Fedora has a strong community of people helping each other in the [http://forums.fedoraforum.org/? Fedora Forum]  and [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list fedora-list]  but have you always wanted to ask a question to Fedora developers but weren't sure whom to ask? A new feature for the next release of Fedora? Any big picture questions of general interest to Fedora users?
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( please use your ask.fedoraproject.org logins below )
  
If so, we have just the right solution for you. Send your questions to askfedora@fedoraproject.org and [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject Fedora News Team]  will bring you answers from the right places to selected number of questions every week as part of our weekly news report. Please indicate
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=== enabled languages ===
if you do not wish your name and/or email address to be published.
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN Fedora Weekly News] is published every week and is announced in [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-announce-list fedora-announce-list] .
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* Spanish - <echevemaster>,<gomix>, <aeperezt>
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* Brazilian Portuguese - <wolnei>,<dbruno>, <kusterjr>
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* Indonesian - <Sentabi>, <Jurankdankkal>, <Ekoikhyar>, <dheche>
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* Greek - <b10n1k>, <giannisk>, <axilleas>, <mitzie>, <skaftanis>
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* Simplified Chinese - <alick>, <Endle> , <Tonghuix>
  
Thank you for your contributions and support.
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=== pending languages ===
  
== General Guideline ==
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None at the moment.  If you want language support enabled for any other languages,  find a team of volunteers (preferably, long term Fedora contributors) to act as moderators for that language.  Ideally we will need atleast three moderators for each language community.  If you need help, file a ticket at https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ or if it is urgent, get in touch with Kevin Fenzi, Fedora infrastructure team (nirik in #fedora-admin, Freenode) if you need help.
  
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== Guidelines for Ask Fedora users ==
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Users will receive following auto-response from fedora-news-list when an email sent to askfedora@fedoraproject.org:
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* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ask_fedora_guidelines
  
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AskFedora/AutoResponse
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== Participate ==
  
== Questions and Answers ==
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You can participate by asking questions or answering them in http://ask.fedoraproject.org,  [http://ask.stg.fedoraproject.org/questions/ testing] the staging instance,  [https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/199 designing] a logo or a mascot or developing [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Askbot#Feature_wishlist features] for Askbot.  Askbot is a Django based web application and if you are a Django/Python programmer, we would love to have your participation.
  
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[[User:Sundaram| Rahul Sundaram]] has explained the history of the project [https://mether.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/the-case-for-ask-fedora/ here].  He initiated an earlier effort for editors to interface with developers and directly answer user questions as part of the Fedora Weekly News.  This effort didn't scale and is now defunct. The following are for historical record.
  
 
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue119#AskFedora 2008-02-11]  
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue117#AskFedora 2008-01-28]  
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* [[AskFedora/2007-11-19|  2007-11-19]]  
 
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Revision as of 13:38, 23 February 2014

Ask Fedora is a community knowledge base and support forum and designed to be the primary place for community support in Fedora. It is powered by Askbot, Django based web application.

Contents

Communicate

If you have any feedback on Ask Fedora, you can directly post a comment or question to the site and tag it as "meta". You can also join us at #askbot IRC channel in irc.freenode.net or post to Fedora infrastructure mailing list. Do read the standard operating procedure if you want to help with infrastructure of Ask Fedora.

Admins and Moderators

Admins and moderators of Ask Fedora are at expected to be logged in at #fedora-ask on Freenode

( please use your ask.fedoraproject.org logins below )

enabled languages

* English
* Spanish - <echevemaster>,<gomix>, <aeperezt>
* Brazilian Portuguese - <wolnei>,<dbruno>, <kusterjr>
* Indonesian - <Sentabi>, <Jurankdankkal>, <Ekoikhyar>, <dheche>
* Greek - <b10n1k>, <giannisk>, <axilleas>, <mitzie>, <skaftanis>
* Simplified Chinese - <alick>, <Endle> , <Tonghuix>

pending languages

None at the moment. If you want language support enabled for any other languages, find a team of volunteers (preferably, long term Fedora contributors) to act as moderators for that language. Ideally we will need atleast three moderators for each language community. If you need help, file a ticket at https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ or if it is urgent, get in touch with Kevin Fenzi, Fedora infrastructure team (nirik in #fedora-admin, Freenode) if you need help.

Guidelines for Ask Fedora users

* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ask_fedora_guidelines

Participate

You can participate by asking questions or answering them in http://ask.fedoraproject.org, testing the staging instance, designing a logo or a mascot or developing features for Askbot. Askbot is a Django based web application and if you are a Django/Python programmer, we would love to have your participation.

History

Rahul Sundaram has explained the history of the project here. He initiated an earlier effort for editors to interface with developers and directly answer user questions as part of the Fedora Weekly News. This effort didn't scale and is now defunct. The following are for historical record.