[kwlug-disc] On lowering new member hurdles & comment cards.

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Sat May 8 01:57:45 EDT 2010



Chris Frey wrote, On 05/08/2010 1:16 AM:
> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 11:00:48PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> - For a couple of years I "mentored" a couple of would-be Linux users
>>   via e-mail. Both of these fellows were highly motivated to use 
>>   free software, so this was not a burden. But short of offering to 
>>   mentor more people myself, I do not see a good way for these people
>>   to get over that learning hump. 
> 
> The first thing that springs to mind here is a kwlug-mentor mailing
> list.  People who want to help with beginner questions can subscribe
> and share the load.  No question too stupid to ask.  No FAQ too
> frequent to ask again.

Or fire up the bigtent group for that role, or rather, a forum thereupon.

http://www.bigtent.com/groups/kwlug



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