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

Mary Gardiner mary-sounder at
Wed Feb 9 18:32:31 CST 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> (There's a third choice: Use forums that both sets of users frequent,
> but continue using the techniques you described to keep the level of
> discussion polite and relevant.)

True. The only issue then is whether you get this "but the discussion is
scaring me, everyone is so smart, I'm so dumb, I don't even understand
the questions let alone the answers!" problem. It was very real on
LinuxChix and not something that we could find a way to solve over the
year-long discussion about it. I don't read ubuntu-users (traffic!) so I
don't have a sense of whether that's a problem for the Ubuntu community.


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