[Novalug] Re: [Ma-linux] A Suggestion about our E-lists for Tux.Org people, and for us all
serge at wroclawski.org
Wed Apr 18 07:12:20 EDT 2007
gregory pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> writes:
> This list is for members (virtual or real) of the Northern Virginia
> Linux Users' Group (NoVALUG). Think of this list as your local
> watering hole (be it a coffee of soda shop or a bar). You are welcome
> to join, listen, ask and learn. There are no dumb questions. Everyone
> is welcome and this is a chance to learn about Linux and get the help
> you may need from a friendly group of people.
> novalug is tied to the LUG and discuss topics at meetings.
I agree with Greg. The NovaLUG list is very different in tone than the
dclug list, or has been in the past. That's because the tone of
NoVALUG is different from that of DCLUG. The separate lists reflect
the differences in culture.
The general rule of thumb for the last N years has been that technical
questions are best served with a broad audience, as are area
announcements, but that local issues, announcements and issues
concerning a single LUG should go to the appropriate list.
The other issue not being brought up is that there are other LUGs in
the area and how they'd fit in to this new scheme. There's a high
school lug, and UMD had a LUG, etc. and then you get into questions
about who is on the big list and who isn't. That's a road I don't
think any of the LUG presidents would want to go down.
And even if all this effort were put forth, what would the benefit be?
The only benefit is to those who don't manage thier email. Over the
years, I've used many mail setups, and I've yet to find one that
didn't let me put my mail into folders, and there's no reason that an
individual couldn't have a single "LUG Mail" folder.
Once you combine lists, separating the mail out would be very difficult.
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