[aur-general] TU request?

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Sat Aug 21 03:53:40 EDT 2010

Thank you both for that information. I should be posting an application with
a lot more (useful) information about my goals and such. And I had to figure
out about the presence of sarcasm in the Arch community the hard way -
around 1000 posts ago.


On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 2:39 AM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>wrote:

>  On 21.08.2010 09:10, Brad Fanella wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Terribly sorry if this is misplaced. Do I have to send a request to
> somebody
> > in order to apply to become a trusted user?
> >
> > Anyway, I was recently reading a thread created on the forums that was
> > basically talking about a need for new trusted users from within the
> > community.
> > https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=103250
> >
> > Most of the discussion is on page two and beyond. We were talking about
> how
> > having a larger amount of TU's and having them each maintain a smaller
> > number of packages, typically ones that they use themselves, would seem
> more
> > logical, or at least get packages synced quicker with upstream. After a
> > nudge from Allan, I finally decided to apply.
> >
> > Again, sorry if this is in the wrong location. Could someone point me in
> the
> > right direction if it isn't? (I checked the TODO section under the
> "Trusted
> > User Guidelines" page on the wiki, but I assume that is for after you
> have
> > been approved?)
> >
> > Don't hesitate to ask for more information. :-)
> > Thanks,
> > Brad
> >
> Hi Brad,
> I'm sorry to inform you that this was indeed the completely wrong place
> to post - and you even did so in a totally inappropriate fashion that
> utterly insulted us all. You therefore redeemed your only life time
> chance to become a TU for Arch Linux. Better luck next time.
> However, this time - and only this time - am I willing to forego such a
> blatant and glaring disruption of harmony on this peaceful and orderly
> mailing list.
> If you want to become TU and make up for all the damage you have caused,
> you need to find a sponsor (any TU with a unix beard is qualified for
> that) first. In order to find a sponsor, you need to provide info on
> what you currently maintain in AUR, if you have an overall goal/target
> group like usability, core development, games (yay) that you want to
> focus on and some general info about yourself, including age, location,
> experience with Arch and possibly other distros as well possible coding
> skills. Optional info: eye color, shoe size, favorite color, pets, names
> of people you regularly have contact with, credit card numbers and bank
> account details.
> A TU wanting to sponsor you will reply to this thread and will start the
> discussion period after which a voting period will follow. If the voting
> quorum is met, happy birthday, you are in. If not, an Arch Linux TU
> application expert will be dispatched to your location and will take
> care of you.
> Good luck.
> Survival advice 01: Do never attempt to start a thread about the
> inclusion of cdrtools or big packages.
> Survival advice 02: Some people on Arch Linux overuse sarcasm at an
> attempt at being funny. Don't fall prey to their silliness.
> Survival advice 03: Do not neglect the update of an outdated package.
> People become *very* angry when an upstream update doesn't hit Arch
> Linux repositories within one hour of release. Don't make this error.
> Lives depend on this.
> -- Sven-Hendrik

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