[Linux-aus] please move technical support issues to another list

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Sat Jun 11 23:07:06 AEST 2022

On Saturday, 11 June 2022 10:13:51 AEST Ashley via linux-aus wrote:
> I, for one, am gratified to see some discussion that is Linux related on
> any Linux list. We seem to have become quite silent since the original
> list split into many lists.
> I used to love reading the discussions on the SLUG list in the early
> days (1996- ...). The enthusiasm demonstrated then was infectious. I

Given that most LUG mailing lists are dead or close to dead I think it makes 
sense to have a list of larger scope for technical discussion.  The Flounder 
list is appropriate for such things (we got 2 new members when I last 
mentioned it) but this list has the people.

I propose that every web page for every LUG in Australia have a pointer to 
this list instead of their own list.

On Saturday, 11 June 2022 12:31:06 AEST Info via linux-aus wrote:
> I find issues on a mailing list too hard to follow. When there is more
> activity, each item for a an issue is buried. Issues are better in an
> online forum where you can see all the entries for an issue in one page. At
> most, the mailing list should announce the creation of an issue. We could
> then subscribe or not to each issue in the forum.

We could have a forum.  Last I heard the LA council was opposed to running a 
forum, but we could run one under Flounder if we have a volunteer to do it.  
I'm happy to provide all the resources needed to run a forum and help out with 


The NZOSS forum should also be a good option.  They run things well.  I'm not 
really into forums, so I'll let the people who are advise on the best options 
in this regard.


Another option is Lemmy, the federated FOSS competitor to Reddit.  Perthchat 
runs a Lemmy server and I'm sure they would be happy to host any Linux spaces 
under that.  I created an account on the Perthchat Lemmy server but haven't 
really used it.

PS  The one guaranteed way of getting more traffic on a list is to start a 
thread saying "we should have less traffic".

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