Fw: [clug] Flirting Techniiques For Men (Paul Wayper)

Rod Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Wed Apr 22 23:50:12 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 22 April 2009 22:00:34 Paul Wayper wrote:
> Donald Benesch wrote:
> | There's a lot of this type of email getting thru lately.
> | I just today deleted 3.
> | Don
> I'm with you Don.  Is there any reason why we need this list to be writable
> by non-subscribers?  If you want to post to the list, then subscribe - it's
> that easy.  That way you see the replies to the list too.  The only people
> who don't join the list before posting to it seem to be spammers and people
> who want to ask questions about using Samba under Linux, and neither of
> them seems interested in the replies...
> Can the person who administrates the list - not I - please set it to
> subscriber-only posting?
> Thanks in advance,
Agreed, why should we promulgate their spam.

Some of the discussion in this thread advocates a need to have a point of 
contact for Linux beginners.  Agreed, but I doubt that CLUG has many 
beginners.  It appears to me that most are either IT professionals or IT 
professionals in training.  It's hardly effective use of scarce Linux skills 
for them to be stepping beginners through eg a distros "repartitioning 
proposal".  After all, a typical Windows user hasn't the foggiest what a 
partition is or why Linux needs more than C drive.

I suggest that the CLUG subscription page redirect beginners to beginners 
groups such PCUG Linux SIG and any others locally of which CLUGgers might be 

FWIW, our experience within PCUG Linux SIG is that a large proportion, perhaps 
the majority, of beginners don't persist with Linux.  Difficult to say why, in 
the absence of much feedback, but I suggest many aspects, often boiling down 
to "comfort zone". 

BTW, the PCUG Linux SIG redirect advanced users to CLUG.


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