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