On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM, Kyle Wanamaker <[address removed]>
I think we need to divorce whether or not we'd attend an event with
free food and booze from it's relevance to Python.
I vote +1 to keep the list Python only, as I am wholly uninterested in
receiving off-topic emails.
If there is a strong OT desire, we should create an off-topic list for
that purpose (for jobs, events, etc). You don't want your most
productive members to abandon the list, which will happen when it's
opened up to the gray area of this-might-be-somewhat-relevant topics.
I just wanted to note that your group was also tagged with the topics of software developers and opensource. People often find groups through topics on meetup so that's probably how the author of the open source language talks post found you.
Also, if you are feeling that selective on what can be posted here you, as an organizer of the group, can always turn on mailing list moderation. Go to Group Tools -> Group Settings -> Optional Features -> Communication -> and select the radio button for message moderation.