[clug] [Wanted] Someone to manage CLUG meetings

Darren Freeman daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Tue Sep 7 04:30:26 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 01:34, Brett Worth wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 01:01:09AM +1000, Kristy Bennett wrote:

> 	2. Does everyone there actually know each other?  Would name tags be a lame
> 	   suggestion?  I think it would help those not part of the "In Crowd".

I think name tags would kill the mood. If you need alcohol, maybe you
should bring some... =)

> 	3. I always end up arriving late and therefore have to sit within the
> 	   dreaded 3 metre radius of the door and have to suffer in constant 
> 	   beeping of some security device.  Does that thing drive anyone 
> 	   else insane?


Yes it's a royal pain. We need some kind of inverse ear muffs which go
on the beeping thing.

> Finally...
> A first year ANU software engineering student I know tried to attend CLUG two
> meetings ago.  A bit shy and non-agressive.  He tried the door and it was shut.
> He knocked some people turned to see him there then look back at the speaker.
> He knocked again.  Someone tried the door which wouldn't open (or was difficult
> to open) and sat down again.  He went home.  Nice one.
> </RANT>

I'm sorry to hear it but since only a couple of people can open the door
and the others probably arrived late and were new too it wasn't a good
situation to start with.

I think people should not mistake CLUG for a place to learn how to meet
people. If somebody's that shy then they shouldn't expect CLUG to fix it
in a hurry. But it is a good place to go nonetheless, I'm sure shyness
would be cured in a matter of a few meetings if the initial door thing
were surmounted.

> Brett

Have fun,

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