On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 19:22, nobodycaresaboutilug at eircom.net wrote:
> Good: website email lists for helping people having the craic suggesting what pub should be populated at what time and all that good stuff.
>> Bad: putting the fear of $Deity into people who might otherwise post to the lists by behaviour unbecoming.
> Being pedants when there is no need for it, and in fact rather than hitting the ignore button accepting invites to flame fests with a stock of oil to pour over the existing fire.
>> Good: expo in so far as the exposure that it has gotten for the organisation.
> Bad: in so far as the feeling I get from the committee is that it is a waste of time because it does nothing for the organisation other than let someone else advertise and dictate what goes on the stand.
>> Good: POTD
> Bad: hangovers
>> Good: the technical answers to questions.
> Bad: the age of the docs on the web site for beginners.
Yes I agree with you here. So why not have a page with simple rules for
1. Dont be afraid to post, newbies are _welcome_.
2. Please use google first as many common problems have already been
solved. Maybe a search linux site like on the front page? This could be
included on the registration page. I realise this annoys people - which
I attribute to bad days, we all have em -> guilty as charged :)
3. If you are lost, or under a deadline, then just post your query and
you will likely get a friendly response.
4. Existing members versed in lugging cannot slag off silly posts from
newbies. Silly posts from elder members are fair game :-0
On that note, if anyone posts something incorrect, but that they believe
to be true, constructive criticism is _very_ welcome. I speak for myself
of course, but I believe that iluggers love to debate. We are Irish
after all, even the foreigners. Especially the foreigners :)
> So there is all I have to say and after all that I do not know if I will be there.
>> Simple things like people posting what solution they used after they do the dirty deed of fixing that which was not broken would be useful, then the good answers would not be dross.
Yes, I usually copy these ones into my "LINUSO" folder on my mailserver.
Can be very handy on occasion. Padraigs "handy tips" go in on their own
sometimes. I really like that feature, cheers Padraig.
Everybody cares about Ilug. But I dot see ilug in the same way. I donot
see an organisation as such, but rather a forum to help others in a
I dont see ilug dying, is it? Someone suggested so a while ago.
Sorry for the puctuation - but "spiderman" jumped on my _replacement_
keyboard. Gotta go, I'm making tea - apparently
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