My Resignation

antikoa assworth antikoa at
Sun Sep 4 19:09:22 UTC 2016

Yeah do not quit, I am one of the few members from way back in the 90s or
early 2000 when this was a usenet group (back then it was a full on unix
group).  I fully get the need and feelings you have but you should not quit
rather stay/lurk.  My input in the last two years is a fraction of my daily
input way way way is how it goes.

Heard your pitch a few times from different people as the group has
changed, grown and morph'd.  It is the state of things....  Hope you stay,
no-one blames you for anything and if they are blaming you they need to get
a life beyond this because this club, thread, group or whatever will out
live them too.  Good to see someone else took the lead and thank you for
your time ;)

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Simon Quigley <tsimonq2 at> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> > Thoroughly disagree. You have brought a lot of energy to the team, and
> > we have appreciated it. The problem is not you, nor your goals, nor
> > your implementation.
> >
> > I think there's no fault. You have merely found the group's natural
> > shared energy level.
> >
> > We are a distributed group over a large territory, and have not found a
> > way to make collaboration and shared interests work yet. We hang out in
> > different spaces, we are interested in different projects, we are
> > different ages. The only thing we really have in common is a general
> > desire to make Ubuntu better...and perhaps that's just not enough yet.
> I hope and want this team to succeed. I do. I've just lost the energy I
> used to have, so I think it's time for a change in leadership.
> I guess I sort of blame myself because I haven't given a lot of time to
> this group lately and there hasn't been much activity. Maybe a
> coincidence, maybe not. :)
> > Don't leave the team. Stay and lurk. Gently recruit to your favorite
> > project (Lubuntu) from here. Share information from your local
> > Team/LUG/Makerspace/whatever.
> I never planned on leaving. I'm just giving another person a chance. In
> fact, I'm more active now in the Ubuntu community than I have ever been
> before. ;)
> In fact, I don't want to become inactive in this group. If we do
> anything, I'm in if I can make it. So don't think I'm leaving, I'm just
> stepping down as leader. :)
> > Take a long view: If you recruit one new member to another team each
> > year, that's a success. If you keep one member from drifting away each
> > year, that's a success. That's growth.
> That makes sense. I agree. :)
> > I think you have been successful.
> >
> > Sure, if you wish to rotate leadership, I'll toss my hat into the ring
> > for a cycle. I know how draining leadership can be.
> Added as list admin and owner in LP.
> Thanks, I appreciate you stepping up. :)
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