[Linux-aus] LUG IRC Meeting : some proposals and suggested date 30th April

Don Knowles donakk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 12:12:35 EST 2013

Hi All,

Next Tuesday 30th April is my suggested date for the next IRC LUG 
meeting in
8pm Eastern Standard Time!

Since there were apparently no responses to my email earlier about the 
LUG IRC channel and meetings, let's make that the topic for Tuesday.


On 03/25/2013 11:04 PM, Don Knowles wrote:
> Hi All,
> As a practical matter, let's make the next meeting April 30, after
> daylight saving ends, to maximise potential participation.
> I've fairly consistently failed to get my head around the impact of
> daylight saving time this summer (and the last ...), leading to "chat
> meetings" not happening for many reasons, including my absence at the
> "psychological moment".
> I'd like to propose some options for the future of LUG IRC meetings:
> 1. In the summer, we could have a hiatus, since DST results in a 7pm
> timeslot for our Perth colleagues being a 10pm timeslot for
> Sydney/Melbourne.
> This would also account for Xmas & New Year / Australia Day public
> holidays, and the lead up to LCA.
> 2. Abandon the channel #linux-aus-lugs, but whenever it seems
> appropriate (winter months and/or when someone calls for a meet and/or
> perhaps during designated months) hold a meeting in #linux-aus.
> 3. Stop meetings altogether, and rely on the LUG COMMS mailing list for
> specific "spreading info to / seeking views from" LUGs.
> We've had some lively meetings, some of them even stayed on topic ...
> but I haven't seen a lot of random chat in #linux-aus-lugs.
> When there have been meetings and people "turned up" it seemed some of
> them were expecting a designated topic and better organisation.
> While I've been trying to "push" meetings lately, I'm not the channel
> owner, I'm not even the only person involved.
> So if anyone else has better ideas and wants to take charge ... feel
> free, I'll still join the channel any time, to be involved on behalf of
> FYI:
> -ChanServ- Information on #linux-aus-lugs:
> -ChanServ- Founder    : KatteKrab
> -ChanServ- Successor  : freenode-staff
> -ChanServ- Registered : Apr 30 11:22:14 2008 (4 years, 46 weeks, 1 day,
> 03:57:24 ago)
> -ChanServ- Mode lock  : +ntc-s
> -ChanServ- Flags      : GUARD
> -ChanServ- *** End of Info ***
> --
> Don Knowles, Rockhampton, Australia
> a Founding Member of Central Queensland Linux User Group

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