[Charlug] CharLUG Meeting Summary/Election Results
jjosey at jomist.net
Mon May 7 05:18:29 EDT 2007
The biggest reason charlug at charlug.org is a "closed" mailing list is to =
stop spammers. On the average, I get
30 to 50 rejected postings from non-members a day... all of it spam =
selling software, viagra, the next hot stock,
you name it. If the mailing list is "open" to the public, there is no =
way to filter posts to prevent this sort of spam
from being automatically sent to all subscribers.
However, I will abide by the majority's decision and open the list if =
that is what is decided. =
THIS DOES EFFECT YOUR USE OF THE MAILING LIST SO PLEASE LET YOUR =
THOUGHTS BE KNOWN!
Don Parris wrote:
> We held the meeting yesterday, as scheduled. Novell technicians =
> presented Xen, interestingly, using a VMWare-based host. Thus, we got =
> to see nested virtualization! Gotta admit, it's kind of cool. They =
> demonstrated setting up a virtual machine and installing the OS on it.
> We registered 3 new members, including the two Novell guys. One =
> current member was given his registration card.
> The election was difficult to manage, since none of the Tuesday =
> evening group was present. Don and Joe were officially elected for =
> Chairman and Librarian/Webmaster. However, no other officers were =
> nominated or elected. I suggested - and all agreed - that the =
> Vice-Chairman and Secretary should come from the Tuesday evening =
> group. That leaves the Tuesday evening group a little something to =
> accomplish. Again, we really need people to step up and be the LUG.
> Hal Lohn (CPCC staff) suggested we setup an announcement-only list by =
> which to send out meeting reminders to everyone. This list is =
> something everyone who joins should be subscribed to (by the folks who =
> register the new member). I would like to hear from the group on this.
> Our current discussion list is difficult to find/join. Unregistered =
> website users are informed that the mailing list sign-up link is on =
> the left, but it is not made available until you become a registered =
> site user. That is very confusing to some. This needs to be changed =
> to either allow registration by non-member site users, or inform all =
> users that they must be registered on the site to access the mailing =
> lists. Frankly, I feel the mailing list registration needs to be made =
> available to the general public, but that's just my opinion.
> -- =
> D.C. Parris
> Minister, Editor, Free Software Advocate
> Charlug mailing list
> Charlug at charlug.org
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