Renewal of Ubuntu Forums council

The Forums Council is set to expire on February 2/202o. As there is no Community Council, who own the Forum Council Team, how do we get renewed.

The Forum Council Team looks after the running the Forums, appointing staff members, helping member solve problems with their accounts. To do this we need access to the vBulletin software that the Forum runs on.

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Actually, there’s one member-owner of the Community Council.

The Community Council owns the Forum Council team, even though they aren’t directly a member (you can see this on https://launchpad.net/~forum-council), so they can appoint themselves as an administrator and renew members for you.

@cjwatson, sorry but that misses the point. The Community Council are owners of the Forum Council Team because one of their functions was to oversee the Forum Council, and while there was a functioning Community Council they were able to renew us as necessary, but there is no functioning Community Council now.

The Forum Council Team membership of every single forum admin (Forum Council member) is due to expire on 1st February. There is no one - apart from Mark Shuttleworth - who can “appoint themselves as an administrator” of the functionally defunct Community Council.

Oops, sorry. That last sentence should have read:

There is no one - apart from Mark Shuttleworth - who can “appoint themselves as an administrator” of the Forum Council Team.

It would also be possible to ask Canonical’s sysadmins to do it; they have privileged access to Launchpad. You could email rt@ubuntu.com.

So what happens on the 2nd of February for the Forums, if the Community Council doesn’t appoint/extend the Forum Council Team members?