An analysis of topics that need more amplification in a world of noise.

People should be able to "up-vote" the content they want to be most prominent on Planet Ubuntu

Excellent Idea!
23% (31 votes)
Agree
15% (20 votes)
Slightly Agree
8% (11 votes)
Neutral
5% (7 votes)
Slightly Disagree
2% (3 votes)
Disagree
7% (9 votes)
No way!
40% (55 votes)
Total votes: 136

Ubuntu. We're Going to Mars!

Ubuntu Friends,

Some news from Ubuntu Vancouver and also from our sister group, Ubuntu Mars:

In 1975, NASA launched the historic billion–dollar mission to land on Mars and to photograph its surface. It was the most ambitious space science project in history and it was a resounding success. Well, almost...

All but a few images were lost. Why? Depending on who you ask, you'll get a bunch of excuses, apologies, or even silence. My best information (from the source) tells me it was a result of data loss, indirectly related to the misapplication of proprietary software and tools to a public mission. Proprietary software has no place in projects that are funded by the public for the public. Lesson learned? Hopefully.

A few years back, when I was just getting started building Ubuntu Vancouver, I met Kip Warner who introduced me to one of the most profound and interesting projects I had ever heard of: a project to create a game on Ubuntu that would allow people to design a new society based on Mars as a way to learn why Earth is broken and how to build a future society that actually works.

There was just a *tiny* snag: In order to get the imagery to create the game, Kip and his crew had to first recover the Viking images.

Good news! They did it! The ground-breaking software originally intended as an internal research tool, is now available.(It's licensed under GPLv3, and totally rockin' on Ubuntu),

You too can experience the Mars imagery in its true and original glory by going here:

https://www.avaneya.com/#!/store

The team will have a lot more to showcase with you over the coming weeks, including already complete beautiful concept artwork.

Thanks for helping us with this important mission!

See you on Mars!

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The appropriate action for a Planet Ubuntu article that violates Ubuntu's Code of Conduct should be the following:

Do nothing
25% (31 votes)
Talk to a friend about it
0% (0 votes)
Get angry
5% (6 votes)
Post a comment in that article
7% (9 votes)
Write an article that condemns the original article
4% (5 votes)
Submit the link to Slashdot
2% (3 votes)
Remove the posting (Community Council)
14% (17 votes)
Issue a stern warning to the author, then remove the posting
23% (28 votes)
Issue a stern warning to the author, leave the posting up
10% (12 votes)
Remove (ban) the author
5% (6 votes)
Something else (See comments)
5% (6 votes)
Total votes: 123

Planet Awesome! Poll #9

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be made more awesome by massively growing its audience?

Please click through for Poll Question #9.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #8

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be made more awesome by massively growing its audience?

Please click through for Poll Question #8.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

As a pure guess, I think Planet Ubuntu has this many unique page views per day:

More than 1,000,000
6% (8 votes)
750,001 - 1,000,000
3% (4 votes)
500,001 - 750,000
1% (2 votes)
250,001 - 500,000
7% (10 votes)
100,001 - 250,000
12% (17 votes)
75,001 - 100,000
10% (14 votes)
50,001 - 75,000
9% (12 votes)
25,001 - 50,000
9% (12 votes)
10,001 - 25,000
10% (14 votes)
5001 - 10,000
11% (16 votes)
1001 - 5000
8% (11 votes)
1 - 1000
6% (9 votes)
None. No one ever reads it! Not even Mark.
9% (12 votes)
Total votes: 141

Planet Awesome! Poll #7

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be more awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #7. But before you do that, please read this definition:

Ubuntu content is content that talks specifically about Ubuntu’s:
Philosophy, Project, Platform, Products, Phenomenon, Paradigm, and how People make it all happen.

“Ubuntu non-content”, is content which is not about Ubuntu. Cats, trains, random software projects/products, TV shows, and other platforms are in this category.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

"Ubuntu content should be given a more prominent place (emphasis) on Planet Ubuntu than non-Ubuntu content."

Agree
54% (75 votes)
Neutral
19% (26 votes)
Disagree
27% (38 votes)
Total votes: 139

Planet Awesome! Poll #6

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be more awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #6. Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Please state how you feel about this statement: "Planet Ubuntu could use a fresh look and/or some new features."

Strongly agree. Let's reboot the whole thing!
40% (84 votes)
Agree
15% (32 votes)
Slightly Agree
12% (24 votes)
Neutral
18% (37 votes)
Slightly Disagree
5% (10 votes)
Disagree
6% (13 votes)
Strongly Disagree. Don't you dare change a thing!
4% (8 votes)
Total votes: 208

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