[Melbourne-pm] Don't get off a winning horse [was: Re: NEW VENUE! Meeting next week 14th November]

Scott Penrose scottp at linux.dd.com.au
Wed Nov 14 14:26:20 PST 2007

It scares me too. I don't know the answer.

Tricky thing - balancing the people who organise, the people who attend, the location/venue - all against the day. No one of those is more important than the others - they are all important. Sometimes you are forced, e.g. a venue may only be available on certain dates.


----- Tony Smith <ts at meme.com.au> wrote:
> I'm the last one to try to understate the roles of Scott, Jacinta and 
> Paul in reviving and sustaining Melbourne PM. The record (non Damian) 
> numbers on recent second Wednesdays underline the success of those  
> efforts.
> So we are now in a position strong enough to (I hope and expect)  
> survive a change of venue. But that only underlines that this is not 
> the right time to even contemplate a change of date from that on  
> which increasing numbers have shown themselves willing to join us.
> There was once a fledgling MySQL Meetup that clashed on second  
> Wednesdays. I got to their April(?) 2006 meeting because we time  
> shifted Melbourne PM for that month only and may have encouraged them 
> to try a change to third Wednesday which effectively killed the group 
> for more than a year until Tristan quite recently took it on himself 
> to revive it, so far successfully.
> There will always be clashes no matter which date we chose. I have a 
> long standing second Tuesday commitment which prevents me going to  
> something else, but that's just how it is. A date change might be  
> worth a thought for a struggling group, but definitely not for a  
> thriving one in the middle of a venue change.
> On 14/11/2007, at 2:29 PM, Jacinta Richardson wrote:
> > Scott Penrose wrote:
> >> Hey Guys
> >>
> >> Sorry I am going to miss the meeting again today. Amanda works on 
> >> Wednesday
> >> and I look after Teha, unfortunately even if I left as soon as she 
> >> gets home
> >> I would not be in the city until 8pm.
> >
> > MPM was originally planned on Wednesday nights due to your and  
> > Paul's original
> > schedule (somewhat related to channel 7's then scheduling of  
> > Buffy).  If all
> > Wednesdays into the foreseeable future are going to be bad for you, 
> > we could
> > change our meeting night....  we just need to check our other  
> > constraints.
> > MelbPHP is on the first Thursday of the month, and SAGE-AU Vic is  
> > on the second
> > Tuesday.  What else do people go to?
> >
> > Perhaps the first or third Tuesday, or second or third Thursday  
> > would be good
> > options?
> >
> > All the best,
> >
> > 	J
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