In our Progress Call on September 14, we agreed that one way to improve contributor recruitment is to post a personal message on Salsa whenever someone makes their first contribution. I am posting a draft message for us to send to first-time contributors on GitLab.
Content of the Message
Hello! My name is Danny, and I work at the FreedomBox Foundation. I noticed that you’ve made your first contribution to FreedomBox. Welcome to our community! Since you’re new, I want to make sure that you know about all the resources and support we offer our contributors. Check out our Welcome page for all the basic information about contributing and for the contact info of our core team: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Welcome
We’re all excited that you’ve decided to get involved in our project! Please do join one of our upcoming progress calls and introduce yourself. We’re all here to help you, so don’t hesitate to reach out to members of the core team!
Danny will send this message to first-time contributors using these procedures:
- gitlab: post as a comment, format in a collapsable way
- forum: post as a private message within discourse
I probably will only send this message to forum first-time contributors if they post something development-related. I wouldn’t want to send it to Pioneers who are simply asking for support.