Hi! You’re referring to the splash which appears for new users, right? This:-
Edit: You can see the source for the image above at the Welcome page.
It lists askubuntu, irc and forums, each linked to a page explaining how to use those services. It doesn’t favour any one over another. It just has them listed. Sure, we could shuffle the order, I don’t think it really matters that much.
Indeed while askubuntu is hosted by a third party (just as IRC is), it’s used and loved by many members of the Ubuntu community, just like IRC and the forums. All three are perfectly valid support sites, servicing different userbases. Indeed we omitted other support options to keep the page nice and punchy. Note that mailing lists aren’t on that list. However all the support options are listed under the “technical support” link in that panel.
I would be fine with moving it to the end of the list, or having some magic which rotated the options around, or some other suggestion.
What do you think?