[uug] New Leadership
bmurdock at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 09:56:36 MDT 2008
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 7:01 AM, Todd Millecam <tyggna at cs.byu.edu> wrote:
> Here's some things I'd like to do, that I'd like your opinion on:
> Changing it from uug-list and newbie-list to uug-list and social-list.
> The newbie-list is quite unused, and I, for one, don't mind if someone
> posts a very basic-level question to the uug-list. I do, however, think
> that it'd be nice to have a separate list where we can post topics that
> are less technical in nature--and more socially oriented. e.g.
> election/club business, discussing how the webpage should look, or FOSS
Don't split the list into technical and non-technical. The Portland
Linux Users group (the other PLUG) has that arrangement, and both
lists are lame. The strictly technical one is all boooring tech
support, and the strictly non-technical one is either a total
flame-fest or way, way off-topic (which is probably scarier in
Portland that it would be at BYU, but still...). At least that's how
it was last time I checked a few years ago. The UUG has done well
with a combined list. If it ain't broke...
> The alternative plan, on this, is to do nothing, or drop the newbie
> list altogether.
This would probably be OK. There was a time when the main UUG list
was much more active and newbies felt safer on the newbie list, but I
don't know if that's such a big deal now.
1. OK, I just checked the archives again and saw sjansen in there!
Are you in the Northwest now, Stuart? Oh, and the list looked a
little more exciting than I remembered, but I still stand by not
splitting the UUG list.
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