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

Joshua Keroes jkeroes at eli.net
Fri May 9 19:32:49 CDT 2003

Ben's made his point, in a very public manner. Talk to Curtis if you 
want to meet him.


On (Fri, May 09 17:09), Curtis Poe wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Ovid
> ----- 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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