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Paul O'Malley wrote:
|| Note this is not the committees opinion.
|| I know I have shot my mouth off more than once now I ask you, in earnest
| to read this mail and in particular the referenced materials at its
|| To paraphrase Scott Adams: Participating and mocking are very close
|| Just a gentle reminder when it comes to the list that smashing nuts with
| sledge hammers is not a good way to communicate as people will just
| switch off or even worse, sign off. If you do not agree with someone
| fine, but lambasting is not good for the cause, and in the case of
| Linux.ie it is really unhelpful. The reason why is simple the function
| of Linux.ie is to promote and support Linux in Ireland and to achieve
| that communication is necessary. Most people have forgotten that the
| written word is very stark, it has no tone, it has no emotion, in fact
| it lacks a personality, so when you use it do not forget to use >:->
| those little guys were designed to help the matter.
|| During the last couple of weeks I obtained mail from people who where
| were concerned about what has passed over the last couple of weeks.
|| What I have in mind, is a serious proposal that is that you consider the
||http://linux.co.uk/Members/oddjob/howtos/Advocacy.html|| In particular section 6 if not the whole lot.
| After that it is up to you.
Hear Hear Paul. You have hit the nail right on the head. I have to admit
to lurking on the list simply because it is a scarey place to be at
times :) But saying that I have learnt a lot from the list and
sometimes, I find that I can comment on a topic first hand.
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