[Talk] Mailing List Memberships
lloy0076 at rebel.net.au
Thu Mar 21 11:15:27 EST 2002
> I agree but it must be made clear if the volume is large we may advise a new
> list will be required.
Which is precisely what I stated at last night's meeting...
> Sometimes strange initial discussions lead to very interesting topics.
On the other hand, one of the strengths of the LinuxSA list -- and one
of the things that I particularly like (1) -- is that large, rambling
almost, but not quite, totally off topic subjects aren't immediately
This means that LinuxSA almost never goes quiet even for those members
who never come to the meeting which gives LinuxSA an identity to hold
onto. Unfortunately, quarterly yearly journals and almost dead mailings
lists don't strike me as a way to keep membership and non-membership
We need non-membership interest because, by definition, new members are
non-members (you can't get new members from people who are already
members -- really obvious but worth stating):
I make the following comments about AUUGN and mailing lists:
I am interested in the journal and I believe it's worth retaining. But
it doesn't have a wide readership...
* Dead and/or Closed Mailing Lists
If there is something to talk about or argue about -- even if it is way
off topic -- it means the group is alive. Whilst I believe that
membership to mailing lists should be closed to the people who are
members of the mailing list (to stop spam etc), closing the sa-auug
mailing list to non-members is, in my opinion, non-sensical.
I don't believe that forking mailing lists, especially when the traffic
is....ummmmm....3 messages per month (if that)...makes sense. I think
that the AUUG members on the list should make that decision -- not the
executive. It's certainly a viewpoint that I will champion and will
continue to champion so long as I administer/moderate the mailing lists.
Praise belongs to God, the Lord of all Being,
the All Merciful, the All Compassionate
the Master of the Day of Doom.
(The Opening to the Qu'ran)
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