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

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Wed Feb 9 18:48:37 CST 2005

<quote who="Mary Gardiner">

> 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.

ubuntu-users (the list) is scary primarily because of the outrageous amount
of traffic. ;-) But #ubuntu is pretty good.

- Jeff

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