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Re: [ruby-112] Vancouver Ruby/Rails Developers Discussion Forum/Mailing List Now Live

From: Peter A.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:36 PM

Just so everyone understands what's going on:

The meetup list has been getting more mail than I had expected.  Since
we all get a lot of email, I didn't want the meetup list to be "part
of the problem" (or to force people to filter it for reading/searching
later, like I do with railstalk, etc).

So, I took a poll (http://ruby.meetu...­) to find
out what, other than the meetup event announcements, should go on the
list.  The responses were:
6 votes - Anything Goes (Ruby & Rails news/discussion, job postings,
workshops, technical questions, etc)
4 votes - Just Local Stuff (jobs & workshops yes, general Ruby and
Rails news and technical questions no)
1 vote - Nothing But Meetup Announcements (only announcements about
where/when/what the next meetup is)

So, since almost half (5 of 11) didn't want "anything goes", I'm
asking that the meetup list be restricted to announcements of the
meetup and any local event with a significant Ruby/Rails component.
(This includes events like say a Facebook camp which includes
Ruby/Rails API usage, or a hack day including Ruby, a workshop
including Rails, etc.)  I'm going to define "local" as "anything
within a tank of gas of Vancouver" :-)  Yes, "Anything Goes" had a
majority, but it was close enough to be a toss-up.  So, I'm advocating
"Just Local Stuff" on this list.

Now, for people who crave all the Ruby / Rails discussion they can
get, Gerald has set up another Google Group for this.  That's totally
cool.  I'm not trying to be a gateway or filter or anything; the more
the merrier.  My goal is to organize a meetup, not a general
discussion list.  So, it's good that they're separate.

Also, someone expressed an interest in liveblogging the event.  So,
again I took a poll (http://ruby.meetu...­).  It was
evenly split between "free for all" and "presentation only".  So,
"presentation only" wins.

Note regarding next month's meetup: I'm not sure where it will be yet.
 Ideally there is public access, so that latecomers can actually get
in.  Probably Steamworks (in the "wine room", which has a door) or The
Network Hub or something...


On 10/10/07, Gerald Bauer <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello,
>  >  Sorry, I have completely lost track. What was
>  >
>  >  [address removed]
>  >
>  > for?
>     The old Ruby Brigade started by Jeremy Hubert and Zed Shaw has
> passed on the torch to the Ruby/Rails Meetup and the new organizer
> Peter Armstrong. The old Ruby Brigade mailing list has seen the last
> posting on August 27th (by yours truly ;-) ) and is no longer active.
>    Since the Ruby/Rails Meetup mailinglist is supposed to be only for
> announcements ;-) you're invited to continue the discussion on the
> new Vancouver Ruby/Rails mailing list online @ http://
>     Cheers.
>       Gerald
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