On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Niall Walsh wrote:
> the list is called ilug @ linux.ie where ilug stands for Irish
> Linux Users Group
Ah, thanks for explaining that.
> *admins* ? what gave you this idea?
That, in this day and age, a typical user need not get involved of
the minutia of how their system is configured. Even if this were the
case previously (eg, when the ILUG was formed and named), and if we
ignore fact that LUG's for whatever reason tend be called LUG's
rather than LAG's :) - we are more admins than end users.
Put it this way: given modern and user-friendly distros we can define
(useability bugs nothwithstanding) an admin as someone who needs to
post here, a user as someone who shouldn't ;).
> This is true, but ... I believe the primary argument keeping the
> list open for posts from non-subscribers is to allow a linux user
> to post without subscribing.
Sure. It's a different meaning of user (ie admin), or even just an
abbreviated one: "technical user", as opposed to "end user".
Apologies for not prefacing my post with a glossary.
> Subscribing to the list is also one of two ways (register with the
> secretary is the other) to become a member of ILUG.
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