[Techtalk] Re: [Volunteers] Re: [Issues] [val: Female-only techtalk]

leslie at freakybutt.net leslie at freakybutt.net
Thu Jan 10 04:14:46 EST 2002

I for one am against having a female-only list. If a female only list is
eventually decided and takes affect. Then once it is formed and females
subscribe to that list and begin to post their messages there instead of
Techtalk, where does that leave all the guys? I'm not saying that is how
it will end up in the end and that even though females subscribe to the
female-only that they will stop posting to techtalk. But I like having the
guys on the list and hearing their point of views as well as receiving
help from them. What I worry about is once a new list is formed for
female-only, will the techtalk list eventually loose it's abundance of
messages due to lack of participation in the list?

- Leslie

On 10 Jan 2002, Jenn Vesperman wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-01-10 at 06:04, Val Henson wrote:
> > If you would like to join the discussion about a female-only techtalk
> > list, it's happening over on coordination at linuxchix.org.  Subscribe at:
> Val's message was also the result of me apparently saying things badly.
> Apparently at least two people got the idea that I was saying I wanted
> to make a female-only techtalk.
> What I MEANT to say was:
> I want to know IF people want a female-only techtalk, but I personally
> think it's a bad idea because... (of reasons I stated in my letter
> yesterday-my-time.) 
> So no,  I am NOT making a female-only techtalk by fiat. If I was doing
> things by fiat, I'd be inclined to say there would NOT be one. 
> What I DID decide by fiat is that I want a techtalk meta-FAQ. 
> I also suggested that interested people might want to discuss MAYBE
> separating techtalk into a mixed-gender and female-only pair of lists,
> or - preferably - provide me with a better suggestion.
> Just trying to set the record straight here, hopeless as such things may
> be.
> Also: 
> The coordination list is for the chapter heads and volunteers. Can we
> keep the general discussion of the potential female-only list to issues?
> Jenn V.
> -- 
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>         	you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.
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