[Linux-aus] this list

Ashley heracles1108 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 12:37:35 AEST 2021

On 1/9/21 1:09 am, Adam Nielsen via linux-aus wrote:
>> Past discussions here have had a conclusion that using this list for general
>> Linux support is OK.  But the majority of traffic here isn't about that which
>> will be a disincentive to people asking such questions.
>> Should we have a separate list for Linux support in Australia to be welcoming
>> to such queries?
> Personally while I don't mind the odd support question, I'd probably
> unsubscribe if the list became support heavy, and I wouldn't subscribe
> to a new support list.  I'm already on specific lists for things I'm
> interested in (usually the app's own support list) and for OS level
> stuff I use the web forums provided by the distros I use.  Stack
> Exchange might not be open source but at least the user content is
> Creative Commons so I have no issue using that as one of many other
> alternatives.
> <snip>
> Cheers,
> Adam.

I would like to make a comment that may be irrelevant but:

When I originally joined SLUG in the late 90s we had a list that was 
very active and useful. Many members asked questions related to the 
linux OS and replies came from many other members. At this time the 
group was member focused. It was populated with users and developers. We 
all helped each other. Now that we are members of Linux Australia the 
user focus has disappeared and it seems to have become a System Admin 
group. I know sys admin and politics are important areas but surely 
there is room for the users/amateur programmers/testers in the organisation.

Stay well and happy


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