[Pdx-pm] Why can't you just set a PM date and keep it?

Curtis Poe cp at onsitetech.com
Fri May 9 19:09:17 CDT 2003

Hi all,

I administer the mailing list.  Ben Tilly is not subscribed to the pdx.pm
list, so I had to approve this message.

I have to confess that this message made me squirm a little bit, but as I am
not in favor of censoring anything, I approved the message.

For the record (as far as I can recall) the only messages that I have *not*
approved for the list have been of the "Gain an extra 3 inches on your ink
cartridge" type of messages.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Benjamin J. Tilly " <ben_tilly at operamail.com>
To: <jkeroes at eli.net>
Cc: <poec at yahoo.com>; <pdx-pm-list at pm.org>; <geeklist at geekhouse.org>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: [Pdx-pm] Why can't you just set a PM date and keep it?

> Joshua,
> It seems that you have little appreciation for the fact that you
> never know when someone has been laying down advance plans, and will
> be inconvenienced if you move a perlmongers meeting.  For the future,
> please lay down a date well in advance, and leave it fixed.  Being in
> the habit of doing that will make things go *much* more smoothly in the
> long run.
> An example of what changing the event at the last minute does.
> I'm not sure whether you know who I am, but several people at Portland
> PM do, and I had been looking forward to meeting them.  (And hopefully
> vice versa.)  When I flew out to the West Coast I was told that it
> would be May 14, and planned accordingly (including taking out a car
> rental that would mean I have less time to spend with family).  When I
> was told by Curtis that you had moved it to Sunday, I was
> inconvenienced but began to make plans so that I could show up on
> Sunday.  Now that it is Saturday, it has become impossible for me to
> show at all at this point.
> In short, I didn't care what the date was, I just needed it to be
> something that I could rely on and knew well in advance.
> So for all of the people who frequent Perlmonks and might want to meet
> me on my trip, I am going to be staying with Curtis and something
> informal might happen Monday.  (Or less likely, Tuesday or Wednesday.)
> The best way to find out if that is workable is to talk to him.
> Otherwise I will pass through Portland but your best chance of running
> into me is at the Seattle PM on May 20.  See their site for exact time
> and location.
> And perhaps another time I can arrange to get to a Portland PM. :-(
> Regards,
> Ben
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