osfs team adding people in a suspicious manner

Asked by Brian Murray on 2011-12-12

This team, https://launchpad.net/~osfs, is adding people without speaking to them and in alphabetical order which is rather suspicious.

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Assignee:
Gary Poster Edit question
Last query:
2011-12-12
Last reply:
2011-12-19
Gary Poster (gary) said : #1

Thank you Brian. I have contacted the team owner and will follow up here with the results.

Gary

Gary Poster (gary) said : #2

No reply. I sent a second email.

Claudio Moretti (flyingstar16) said : #3

In these 3 days, the group has grown from 132 to 290 members, and they all seem to be members of the Ubuntu BugSquad...

Gary, this is my first report about this, can it help?
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-bugsquad/2011-December/003564.html

Thanks,
Claudio

Gary Poster (gary) said : #4

Hello all. I still have not received word from the creator. We have taken ownership of the team, so he can't add to it further or administer it. This should hopefully get his attention.

Reuben Potts (reuben03) said : #5

Yes, I am adding members mostly from the Ubuntu bug squad, because it's the easiest way to promote the team to more advanced users. Any user is free to cancel there subscription at any point. But I must say I'm really sorry, I had no idea that this was against the rules. I will deactivate the membership of all members I added and think of other ways to promote it.

Apologies once more,

Reuben Potts

Reuben Potts (reuben03) said : #6

P.S. Can I become an administrator again so I can deactivate the members.

Reuben Potts (reuben03) said : #7

Please just delete the team.

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #8

I've queued the team for deletion.

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