[kwlug-disc] why not pick a kwlug project for the web site?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Dec 31 19:36:24 EST 2009


Preface: I think you got mixed up somewhere along the way. Nobody has 
suggested the e-mail list was a reflection of meetings only - it's 
been said kwlug.org is, not the list. IIRC, the list hasn't even come 
up in conversation.

Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 12/31/2009 11:24 AM:
> I'd like to respond once again on this subject - prefacing this with 
> these are my comments only, and I'm content with the current structure 
> of a few folks doing all the work making whatever decisions they want 
> without a lot of management from others.
> First, it's been suggested that the lug is meetings, with the email list 
> basically to announce meetings.  I disagree.

See preface.

<SNIP>

> So, the email list isn't the right venue for creating a community beyond 
> the meetings, and I'm suggesting there may be a need/want for a 
> community beyond the web.

Actually, your post, and resulting thread, make me remember - this 
list is also a community. It's a different community. I think it's a 
fantastic community even. And very much not K-W oriented so much as 
K-W centred or originating.

> And that leads to my first suggestion - a forum on the site.  That 
<SNIP>

https://www.bigtent.com/groups/kwlug now exists, and has forums. 
Please feel free to ab/use it as you wish.

> Get non-meeting related announcements off the list and onto the 
> site. Plus, that means there's no more offtopic - just create an 
> offtopic section!

Perhaps you're confused? kwlug-announce pretty much only has 1 message 
per month - the meeting announcement. kwlug-disc, this list, has 
everything else. IIRC meeting announcements don't hit this list.

I can create an off-topic forum if people would like.

While I think of it, one of the things I'm grateful for is that we 
didn't split off this kwlug-disc list into many sub-lists. In 
hindsight, I'm glad we didn't. I'm not suggesting we should, here. But 
I can see your point about multiple forums. Just not, at this point, 
kwlug-disc-<other stuff>. (Not that you're suggesting that.)

> Secondly, reach out a bit.  Take some presentations out to places beyond 
> us linux geeks.  Many of the presentations are beyond my capability.  
> For example, I know there's been presentations on media pc's. Maybe 3-4 
> times a year someone does a presentation on media pc's from a user 
> perspective - how to start from scratch and end up with a functional 
> media PC.  Then contact local groups with an interest in that - some of 
> the tech shops perhaps, or future shop, or I dunno. Or how to use linux 
> for music production and contact local audiophiles for a presentation.  
> Or contact the local chamber and have a presentation on linux in the 
> workplace.

I take your point, but we're back to manpower, those willing to step 
up, and what they are willing to step up to.

Those also interested in this idea, and willing to execute it, should 
speak up.

> Thirdly, well thirdly it's been a while since I've thanked the folks 
> that do keep the lug running so smootly so let me say Thanks!  I 
> appreciate the work that you folks do and know there's a lot more going 
> on that we even see - your work does help us all :).

My thanks too. My only contribution seems to be making a lot of noise, 
and, apparently, PO'ing people. Guess that's just the particular 
flavour of my passion.



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