[prog] Comments on response to closure: what next?

Olusola Fadero olusola.fadero at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 07:55:02 UTC 2007

On 12/06/07, Mary Gardiner <mary at puzzling.org> wrote:

Now, on the question of "how quiet is too quiet?", my thought is this:
> you learn what is suitable on a list by watching other people post to
> the list. At the moment, if I (I'm a programmer) have a cool idea or
> quibble or rant about programming, this is the last place I'd think to
> send it, and that's because I haven't had the list show me how it wants
> to be used. No one else is using it for anything. I don't know what size
> audience I'd get by posting here, what level of responses, anything like
> that. So I post to spaces that I know.

I joined this list when I joined linux chix but I've not found any reason to
post. The simple reason for this is either:
1. I can't answer the questions posted as it's not my subject area.
Programming is a broad subject.
2. I don't need to ask questions on this list because the areas I'm
interested in have mailing list archives. I always search archives before I
post to any lists and generally find myself only posting to answer people's
questions .
3. I've noticed programming type questions going to other linux chix mailing

If you care about this space as much as your responses suggest, you need
> to develop it. Figure out what you want to use it for, and then use it.
> We'll always have lots of lurkers around, but we can't all be lurkers.

At the moment if this list is closed I won't miss it because it's simply not
being used.


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