OT topics

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Fri May 29 12:54:22 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> Thorny wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 May 2009 17:18:05 -0400, Clay Weber posted:
>> [...]
>>> [...] I believe this is
>>> why we have more people unsubbing. They aren't seeing something useful to
>>> them. They don't ask questions , nor do they offer answers. Or even OT
>>> banter.
>> Perhaps OT discussions could be part of the reason, I think another
>> part of the reason could be the way some posters treat others. Us old
>> guys, are not part of that problem, we do not treat other posters badly.
>> If we do socialize a bit, it helps to mould us into a more cohesive
>> community. However, I will say, I hear you.
> Somehow I read 'Kubuntu Help and User Discussions' as saying Help with
> Kubuntu 'discussions' and discussions between users of Kubuntu :-P.
> Okay, so the list is for discussion about using Kubuntu. Does that mean
> it has to be limited to KDE? That seems to be implied by the 'For topics
> that also affect regular Ubuntu, please check the ubuntu-users list.'
> directive.
> If this is the case, then I am afraid such limits will not build a
> Kubuntu community. I bet this list has its regulars and then those that
> just post when they have a problem and then ignore the list when they do
> not. The latter are hardly part of the Kubuntu community. They are just
> Kubuntu users. Like me. Eg: I would be hard pressed to attend anything
> Kubuntu related or even take part in a meaningful discussion about
> Kubuntu. These OT posts/threads help those who are part of the Kubuntu
> community know one another and I say it also helps draw us Kubuntu users
> should we feel like it. At least I know something about some members of
> the Kubuntu community. They do not feel like total strangers.
> Just because there has been a lot of unsubscribes does not necessarily
> mean that there is an exodus of people from the Kubuntu community. More
> likely an exodus of those who just want answers to their technical
> problems and otherwise have no interest or time for the Kubuntu community.

It could also be people that are not happy with changes in Kubuntu. I
know I am close to being one of those. I want something stable and
easy to use but the devs seem hell bent on putting breeding edge stuff
in the distro. Dolphin and then KDE 4 and I saw someone the other day
complaining about some other thing added like that. I forget what it

In any case you will always see ups and downs even on something good.
Look at the stock market.

Douglas E Knapp

Why do we live?

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