[wellylug] Re. How others do it: CC-NZ (Douglas Bagnall)
pedro at worcel.com
Sat Mar 16 21:36:25 NZDT 2013
Ooops, turns out we have. Joined it too.
2013/3/16 Pedro Worcel <pedro at worcel.com>
> I think I read we need to make a new version of the website somewhere?
> Getting together to think -> plan -> build something like that might be
> good :)
> Regarding the IRC, there's seven people now at wellilug at sitharus. Do we
> have a freenode chan too?
> 2013/3/16 Jeff Hunt <jeffhunt90 at gmail.com>
>> There is a risk for a small group to try to be everything to everyone.
>> It may result in being nothing to noone. I have received a lot of
>> benefit from this mail group. Long may it continue. I would like to
>> try an irc get-together if there was an active one.
>> Regarding meetings, I feel that technical gatherings appeal to a very
>> few specialists in that area and are not going to achieve critical
>> mass to keep going.
>> I have a attended a few meetings over the years, and as a
>> comparatively non-technical and not very social being I felt rather
>> excluded and slunk away feeling that I had let the group down, and
>> that they had let me down. If there is to be public meetings they need
>> to have someone who jumps up to welcome people in and offers tea and
>> biccies and finds out why the person is there and what they expect
>> from the group.
>> It botheres me a lot that there must be hundreds, if not thousands of
>> people in the
>> Greater Wellington Area who would use Linux (probably Ubuntu) if they
>> were introduced to it, given encouragement and had the feeling that
>> someone would give them kind non-judgemental encouragement if things
>> falter. I might be wrong but I think it is possible that there is a
>> huge untapped 'market'.
>> None of this takes things forward. It's just my thoughts.
>> On 16/03/2013, Adam Bogacki <adam.bogacki at clear.net.nz> wrote:
>> > We are living in constantly changing labour markets and
>> > in this day and age there are many ways to communicate
>> > and support each other, when necessary, through different media.
>> > An irc channel
>> > [# wellylug at irc.sitharus.com
>> > or
>> > ##wellylug on irc.freenode.net]
>> > is cost efficient for many and independent of the tyrannies of time or
>> > distance,
>> > while others might wish to meet socially over some brewed or fermented
>> > refreshment.
>> > I was at a Wellylug meeting at 'silverstripe' when a polite gentleman
>> > came in and
>> > sat down introducing himself as Linus Torvalds. I think he was visiting
>> > them and
>> > had heard of the WellyLug meeting.
>> > I probably made a dick of myself refusing to believe it was him, but
>> > accidental encounters which make social life interesting are seldom
>> > found online.
>> > In short, I'd argue for flexibility ..
>> > Cheers.
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