paulb (Paul Brown)
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Recent Activity

Sat, Sep 26

paulb closed T11947: Update Facebook page avatar and description as Resolved.
Sat, Sep 26, 4:02 PM · KDE Promo

Thu, Sep 24

paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Thu, Sep 24, 7:52 AM · KDE Promo

Mon, Sep 21

paulb closed T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019 as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 21, 11:44 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.

Stats from social media are rather poor and according to stats.kde.org, the ev websites just got 50 more visitors today :( Any idea of how we could make this announcement more visible?

Mon, Sep 21, 11:44 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Sat, Sep 19

paulb added a comment to T13198: KDE's 25th birthday in 2021.

For a different type of celebrity: Given that our software is used at NASA, potentially somebody that has worked on a programme where KDE software was used could send us friendly message.

Sat, Sep 19, 10:58 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13198: KDE's 25th birthday in 2021.

I would like to suggest Linus Torvalds for the list of celebrities.

Sat, Sep 19, 8:13 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo

Thu, Sep 17

paulb updated the task description for T13386: The KDE Network Program.
Thu, Sep 17, 11:21 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T13386: The KDE Network Program.

Can we add @tcanabrava to the list of potential candidates for the Advisory Board?

Thu, Sep 17, 11:00 AM · KDE Promo

Tue, Sep 15

paulb added a comment to T13595: Improve Dolphin homepage.

I would suggest using 3 or 4 long paragraphs instead of a bullet point list. A simple listing of the features is not very attractive and for example instead of saying that there is a tab support you could say: "Dolphin contains many productivity features that will make your life easier in many situations. The multiple tabs and split view features will help you navigate multiple folders at the same time and easily drag and drop files and folders between the open tabs to move them."

Tue, Sep 15, 10:29 AM · Dolphin, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13595: Improve Dolphin homepage.

The additional features I have mentioned in T13595#239528 are probably more advanced, but I would still consider including them since your casual user will not see the Appstream description at all. Mostly users who are looking for a better file manager will encounter the text we are working on, and this user group is probably more knowledgeable than the average.

Tue, Sep 15, 8:26 AM · Dolphin, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13595: Improve Dolphin homepage.

Use Dolphin to view, open and save your local and remote files.

Tue, Sep 15, 8:23 AM · Dolphin, KDE Promo

Mon, Sep 14

paulb added a comment to T13595: Improve Dolphin homepage.

I think you may be approaching this from the wrong angle. Instead of starting with the website, I think you should start with what is the essence of the product and build up from there.

Mon, Sep 14, 9:30 AM · Dolphin, KDE Promo

Fri, Sep 11

paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

This all makes sense @adridg and it is good to have such a detailed list of caveats beforehand. The list is a brainstorm after all. Not all will work out.

Fri, Sep 11, 12:08 PM · KDE Promo

Wed, Sep 9

paulb added a comment to T7771: Growing Plasma Mobile: Collect data.

This is a very old task that does no longer reflect the current state of things (e.g. the Applications section has changed quite a bit). Do we want to revive this effort or close the task instead?

Wed, Sep 9, 3:18 PM · Plasma: Mobile, KDE Promo

Tue, Sep 8

paulb reopened T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019 as "Open".
Tue, Sep 8, 12:16 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.

We still need to send it to the supporters and promote it. The board will handle that.

Tue, Sep 8, 12:15 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Mon, Sep 7

paulb moved T13580: Promote GCompris for its birthday and release of v1.0 from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Mon, Sep 7, 6:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T13580: Promote GCompris for its birthday and release of v1.0.
Mon, Sep 7, 6:29 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 7, 5:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

This is super-resolved by now. Closing

Mon, Sep 7, 5:50 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T12765: Stopping adding the announcements in two places as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 7, 5:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12765: Stopping adding the announcements in two places.

As we seem to agree to this, I am closing this as "resolved". Announcement on announcement pages only and what Jon said for RSS feeds:

Mon, Sep 7, 5:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:51 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8043: Attend External Events.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:45 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020 as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:44 AM
paulb closed T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020, a subtask of T8043: Attend External Events, as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:44 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:32 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 29 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 29 2020, 6:24 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 27 2020

paulb added a comment to T13539: Weekly feature a (not yet popular) KDE application .

we used to have a App of the Month feature which was made by various local groups and translated by them too. It was a lot of effort so it died when the energy left so I like this idea and I like the keeping the effort small part too :)

Aug 27 2020, 8:11 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo

Aug 26 2020

paulb added a parent task for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media: T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 26 2020, 11:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a subtask for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule: T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 26 2020, 11:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13537: Write definition of what is "Noteworthy".

JFYI "all KCMs rewritten in QML" is probably too big for "noteworthy". That's the kind of thing that takes 5 years to do and trickles in a little at a time. That's a different scale from "Cool new user-facing feature was added".

Aug 26 2020, 11:41 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 26 2020, 11:38 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13537: Write definition of what is "Noteworthy".

I would suggest we revise past documents we have compiled to write the announcements and categorise or even grade the entries from less to more newsworthy.

Aug 26 2020, 4:18 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13537: Write definition of what is "Noteworthy".

"Minor changes to tools and backends used in development process"? Like when a project changes from one CI workflow with a specific set of tools, to another or one bugtracking system to another.

Aug 26 2020, 4:17 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13537: Write definition of what is "Noteworthy".
Aug 26 2020, 4:05 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 16 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 16 2020, 11:02 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 13 2020

paulb added a comment to T13085: Akademy 2020: Sponsors Brochure.

A sponsor had an issue with their logo on the sponsor's page so I had to re-do it. Here are the new versions:

Aug 13 2020, 8:58 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy

Aug 12 2020

paulb added a subtask for T5784: Social Media: T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 12 2020, 8:40 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a parent task for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule: T5784: Social Media.
Aug 12 2020, 8:40 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts, a subtask of T5784: Social Media, as Resolved.
Aug 12 2020, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts as Resolved.
Aug 12 2020, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.

This has recently changed. Most social media sites now offer detailed downloads of insights. Closing this.

Aug 12 2020, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 12 2020, 8:36 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 10 2020

paulb added a comment to T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.

It would help a lot to just get an account on sodash or hootsuite or similar so that posts can be scheduled ahead of time and coordinated

Aug 10 2020, 10:22 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 10 2020, 10:02 AM · KDE Promo
paulb renamed T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule from Set up weekly social media posting schedule to Set up weekly/monthy/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 10 2020, 10:01 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T13051: Collect ideas for KDE product knowledge sharing on social media as Resolved.
Aug 10 2020, 9:58 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T13085: Akademy 2020: Sponsors Brochure from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 10 2020, 9:57 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb moved T13464: Releases 20.08 from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 10 2020, 9:55 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Aug 7 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 7 2020, 4:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 7 2020, 4:21 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 4 2020

paulb added a comment to T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.

One little gem I found out lately is the option to bind a shortcut to "open klipper at mouse position" option which is really useful in my opinion

Aug 4 2020, 10:56 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 2 2020

paulb closed T12836: Instagram Account as Resolved.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign as Resolved.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019 as Resolved.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019, a subtask of T8043: Attend External Events, as Resolved.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019 from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T12836: Instagram Account from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 2 2020, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 2 2020, 10:23 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 2 2020, 10:23 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 2 2020, 10:22 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Aug 2 2020, 10:11 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Aug 2 2020, 9:35 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 31 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Jul 31 2020, 9:08 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Jul 31 2020, 9:07 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 30 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Jul 30 2020, 7:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Jul 30 2020, 7:18 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T13465: Cool tips and tricks to show on social media.
Jul 30 2020, 7:16 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.

Currently, we are posting about Akademy on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Jul 30 2020, 10:56 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Jul 30 2020, 10:49 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Jul 30 2020, 10:49 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 29 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Jul 29 2020, 11:35 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.

I don't think it is necessary to fill in every day of the week with fixed posts, but we should stick to the ones we have already set up on a regular basis.

Jul 29 2020, 11:33 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T13459: Set up weekly/monthly/yearly social media posting schedule.
Jul 29 2020, 11:32 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 25 2020

paulb added a comment to T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE.

From discussion on Promo group, some advantages for joining KDE:

Jul 25 2020, 9:59 AM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo

Jul 21 2020

paulb updated the task description for T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Jul 21 2020, 11:58 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 10 2020

paulb added a comment to T13386: The KDE Network Program.

@aniqakhokhar : Write in what you want to achieve with this task at the top of the description do you have a clear goal to work towards.

Jul 10 2020, 9:54 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 5 2020

paulb updated subscribers of T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Jul 5 2020, 11:58 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Jul 5 2020, 11:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.
Jul 5 2020, 11:51 AM · KDE Promo

Jun 11 2020

paulb added a comment to T13095: Akademy 2020: Website.

Looking good but there are a few issues i've noticed:

Footer: is it intentional that it appears to require a block in the footer section to display its footer stuff even though its footer isn't defined in the actual footer block? Disabling akademy footer block in aether theme blocks makes the aether footer go away as well as the content of the akademy footer block

External tracking: The theme is configured to use an external CDN, jsDelivr, for some stuff which exposes visitors to tracking. I'm not sure if it is actually doing that? If not that should probably be unticked, however if it is this needs changed over to use KDE CDNs

Akademy location/date: The recently added Akademy date/location info on akademy-dev.ko doesn't seem to be deployed on akademy.ko? These are based on the -dev view

  • Configuration: we need to be able to configure this from within drupal how do we do that? Could it maybe use the site Slogan if thats not used elsewhere in aether?
  • On pages with the sponsor sidebar it partially covers the the date (https://akademy-dev.kde.org/2019)
  • On mobile yesterday the date was displayed above the blue line and overlapped the hamburger, now it seems not to be displayed at all?

    Admin: when doing administration the theme isn't great (minor)
Jun 11 2020, 7:45 AM · Websites, KDE Promo, Akademy

Jun 9 2020

paulb added a comment to T13233: Update "Get Involved" page.

Please don't add a button "Become a mentor." Mentoring is not something a beginner can do. Most of our mentors are either chosen on an informal basis as various experienced people help beginners to learn new skills, or the more formal way that people volunteer to be GSoC/GCi or SoK mentors. Again, newcomers can't do these jobs.

Jun 9 2020, 6:19 AM · KDE Promo, Websites: general

Jun 5 2020

paulb added a comment to T13233: Update "Get Involved" page.

I would go even simpler. Big button: "Welcome to KDE Chat" and link it to the matrix webchat. This element should dominate over everything else and be what most people click.

Jun 5 2020, 4:53 PM · KDE Promo, Websites: general

Jun 3 2020

paulb renamed T13233: Update "Get Involved" page from Get Involved to Update "Get Involved" page.
Jun 3 2020, 10:01 AM · KDE Promo, Websites: general
paulb moved T12836: Instagram Account from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Jun 3 2020, 9:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a project to T13233: Update "Get Involved" page: KDE Promo.
Jun 3 2020, 9:56 AM · KDE Promo, Websites: general

May 14 2020

paulb added a comment to T13139: KDE's Instagram Strategy/Guideline.

Hi, sorry if it is late, but I have a suggestion about the look of the posts. Basically the idea is to post only have triptychs that way we could have a very good looking general view.

This is an example of how our studio does it:

Another possibility is to use 2 rows and take and show a general screenshot of and app or Plasma.

May 14 2020, 4:17 PM · KDE Promo

May 13 2020

paulb added a comment to T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.

If @feverfew is in a technical course, he is better than my kid, who is not.

May 13 2020, 11:52 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

May 12 2020

paulb updated the task description for T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
May 12 2020, 8:23 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13139: KDE's Instagram Strategy/Guideline.

@aniqakhokhar very comprehensive document and well thought out. I do think you may be slightly off target. Nothing serious, minor adjustments will solve the problem.

May 12 2020, 5:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
May 12 2020, 4:02 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
May 12 2020, 3:35 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.

In the past we have tended to do this by getting a student to put up posters

May 12 2020, 6:59 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

May 11 2020

paulb merged T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution into T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
May 11 2020, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb merged task T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution into T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
May 11 2020, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb reopened T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions, a subtask of T13084: Akademy 2020: Promo, as Open.
May 11 2020, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb reopened T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions as "Open".
May 11 2020, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb merged task T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions into T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution .
May 11 2020, 8:24 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy