I'll be honest and say I've only been skimming this thread as I barely
have time to read my e-mail, let alone write any. Hopefully I'm not
repeating anything, but the following struck me:
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 02:52:14PM +0000, Ken Guest wrote:
> All of this is unfortunately beside the point though, the ILUG site is stagnant
> and unless members of the ILUG do something about it by doing any of the
> following it may as well not even exist: this is the unthinkable truth but it remains so.
>> * write a tutorial about using a favoured/much used tool/package
> * write an entry for the Beginners Linux Guide or update what is already there
> as some of it is woefully out of date
> * write an install review of some flavour of Linux
> * write a book review
> * submit additional entries for the 'Alternatives to Windows Software' page.
> The aim of this page is to provide people with information on equivalents to
> what they can't do without on Windows and so learn they can do the same work
> on Linux.
These are all generic Linux topics - anybody anywhere in the world can
do them, and in most cases I'm guessing many have already. Since this is
*I*LUG, where's the Irish angle (mentioned in the constitution) on all
this? How could the site target the Irish Computing industry/users
specifically? I think things like the vendors page is a good example, or
the mailing lists with Ireland-based contributors. What other local info
could be good/useful? That's the sort of thing that'd be unique to the
site and would keep people coming back.
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