[Balug-admin] various BALUG administrivia: appropriateness for "announce", moderation, upcoming meeting, etc.

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sat Feb 11 09:48:12 PST 2006

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu):

> Uhm, could we please *not* approve such (job) postings to "announce"?
> Please kindly direct them to the "talk" list, where such might possibly
> be more accepted/tolerated (that's certainly at least my perspective on
> the matter).

I definitely agree with this view; I just didn't want to insist on it
in my exchange with Larry, whom I respect:  In my view, people who get
the work done deserve more "votes" than those who don't, and Larry's
definitely one of our get-it-done guys.

During the dot-com boom, pretty much all LUGs had to come up with pretty
firm policies about where jobs postings had to go.  Thank Ghu, traffic
levels aren't (yet) back to the insane levels they were at that time,
but -- as the current admin of a bunch of those mailing lists -- I'm
glad those policies are in place.

(I feel a little bad about having not helped out BALUG more, of late,
but a friend recently counted for me the number of user groups for whom,
usually to save them from collapsing, I've become either sole maintainer
of the group Web pages, sole listadmin, or both, and I suddenly
remembered why I'm reluctant to take on more.)

> Oh, ... and also ... (among other things) we might want to
> review/tweak who's on the list as moderators for the various BALUG
> lists ... 

I'm (still) willing to be one of those.  I used to be, and (if memory
serves) did a fair amount of Mailman list-definition tweaking shortly
after the move to Dreamhost, but noticed the other day that my listadmin
password no longer works.  

(That is not a complaint; but you're welcome to use my services as an
experienced Mailman administrator.)

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