[Novalug] ZZZZZ -- Yes, JRR, I understand
william at trilug.org
Sat Apr 11 14:21:23 EDT 2009
Aside from the ages-old S/N ratio battle that continues to be fought in
every forum and email group where there are a set of self-appointed
moderators of the important</rant>, the point of a LUG-based email list is
to foster the use and knowledge of Linux among the subscriber. That does
*NOT* necessarily translate to a list catering to "the most pressing issue
that faces American-born IT professionals today", the determination of
which, itself, is both subjective and (given the makeup of the DC metro
area, NoVA included), is highly parochial.
My suggestion, for what little it may be worth, is to ignore what you
don't like, and address what you find of interest. If that means a
job-issues related list, then that may be the appropriate thing to do.
On Sat, 11 Apr 2009, Paul D. Bain wrote:
> American Dave wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 07:28:05AM -0400, Paul D. Bain wrote:
>>> JRR wrote:
>>>> *uNsUbScRiBe ****************
>>> Yep, I understand your sentiment. The discussions on this mailing
>>> list ain't what they used to be, that is for sure.
>>> Furthermore, the participants hereon like to discuss everything
>>> _except_ the only issue that matters. Well, you can count me out,
>> Hi Paul:
>> There are very good people on this list who have a great wealth of
>> knowledge. Many don't answer "noisy" questions, and some do.
>> Perhaps we can politely steer noisy questions to Google or elsewhere
>> in favor of helping people be self-sufficient, and try to foster some
>> of the discussion that "used to be".
> American Dave,
> The primary problem is not the "noise," which I tend to ignore. That
> problem is secondary. The primary problem is that this mailing list
> consistently ignores the most pressing issue that faces American-born IT
> professionals today. And I mean *consistently*.
> -- Paul Bain
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