[Chicago-talk] The bummer of split lists
jim at jimandkoka.com
Mon Oct 8 17:16:36 PDT 2007
The concept that the list was split because there are two groups of
perl mongers was declared by fiat.
I don't see the point. Hell, even that breakdown is arbitrary and silly.
North side or south side?
Hell, north suburbs or south suburbs? I went to the get togethers in
Vernon Hills all the time 'cuz it was crazy convenient for me.
Wheaton? Not so much.
I mean, how many people are there on the list? The site lists 19
(unless I miscounted). Let's assume that that's wildly inaccurate and
only 1/3rd of the users registered. So we have 60 people. Hell, let's
say it's 100 people.
How many mailing lists do 100 people need to coordinate the same information?
I'm not going to subscribe to multiple local lists just to get
duplicate posts of the same messages, the same questions, and the same
The split was silly.
On 10/8/07, Warren Lindsey <warren.lindsey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought the reason the list was split was because there were two
> groups of Perl Mongers in the Chicagoland area:
> 1-Chicago.pm covers Chicago and the suburbs
> 2-WindyCity.pm covers the City of Chicago
> Which is comprised of three groups of people:
> 1-People who don't want to go to the city.
> 2-People who don't want to go to the burbs.
> 3-People who will go anywhere.
> As such, you should subscribe accordingly.
> On 10/8/07, Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:
> > I believe we are now seeing the negative impact of having a separate
> > windycity.pm mailing list: Those who are only subscribed to
> > windycity.pm and not chicago.pm, or vice versa, don't know what is
> > going on in the other list while discussing this hackathon idea.
> > --
> > Andy Lester => andy at petdance.com => www.petdance.com => AIM:petdance
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