On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 05:16:58PM +0100, John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 04:28:02PM +0100, Aengus Hearne mentioned:
> > I think the only answer to this is to divide the list,
> > perhaps into a die-hard technical forum, and a more general discussion group
> > where people could discuss anything from domain name policy, to the best
> > place to buy computer hardware, or the price of leased lines, or deal with
> > newbie questions without irritating the die-hard users. I imagine this was
> > pretty much what was intended with the social list, but that obviously
> > hasn't happened.
> > As for a name, I don't know, perhaps leave the 'ilug' list as it is and add
> > a 'linux' list, or maybe just 'die-hard' ?
>> We have technobabble for that, constitution for organisation, ilug for
> general linux stuff, social for ... er ... social stuff, and education for
> the obvious. The problem is that people don't post to it.
>> It's a shame that mailman can't be setup to allow mulitple moderators, so
> we could moderate the main ILUG list, and bounce OT posts to the other
> lists, if possible. And kick people off that cause to much work for the
> moderators...or can it be setup like that Colm?
what do you mean by moderators? mailman will send any administrivia
to all the owners.. I have two for most of my lists, in case I'm away.
The reasoning behind the multiple BOF's is more because
at the moment, for example, SAGE-WISE isn't active enough in Ireland
to actually maintain movement. BUGI exists for BSD users, there are maybe
5/10 posts a month. ILUG is currently the most accessible form of information.
I suspect if you split it into only on topic discussions, most of what ILUG
is will die, as will all the sub-lists..
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