Bringing newly-installed users into the community (Re: Should XChat default to freenode and #ubuntu?)

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Wed Feb 9 17:23:54 CST 2005

<quote who="Enrico Zini">

> In the past I've been proposing to create a #ubuntu-welcome channel and an
> ubuntu-welcome mailing list where new users could freely subscribe and
> play safely.
> My idea was to use such a list and channel as examples in all the
> documentation about joining IRC channels and mailing lists, plus in all
> the tutorials about installing ubuntu and getting online.
> Could this be a good way to do what is wanted in this thread?

The problem is ensuring there are people *with clue* to staff it. Look at
the forums some time - hardly any of the developers like using forums, so
there's an entire culture of confusion and myth generation there.

- Jeff

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