[kwlug-disc] On lowering new member hurdles & comment cards.
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat May 8 01:12:01 EDT 2010
On Sat, May 08, 2010 at 01:43:34AM -0400, Richard Weait wrote:
> hmmm. Does the mentor-list need to be separated from this
> kwlug-discussion list? Why?
It shouldn't. It probably does. I know that I feel intimidated asking
questions on this list unless I have spent half a day searching on the
internet for an answer. You all know so much and talk about DSLAMs
and SMTP error codes and lots of other things I don't follow, and then
I feel dumb. That could just be me, though.
If we create this new list it should probably be more restrictive than
kwlug-disc, in the sense that it is strictly for technical help, while
kwlug-disc is a free-for-all (including questions).
I think it is not hard to create an additional mailing list
(kwlug-newbie? kwlug-mentors? kwlug-questions? kwlug-help?) if people
want. Where I get stuck is in how this mailing list attracts newbies,
and what advantage the list would have over linuxquestions.org or the
Maybe it is that we promise a friendly atmosphere? (But LinuxQuestions
is friendly too)
Maybe it is the possibility of finding local mentors?
Maybe it is that people find our group before they learn about these
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