[UbuntuWomen] UW article for Fullcircle mag

Leigh Honeywell leigh at hypatia.ca
Mon Jan 14 17:10:01 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 12:04:33PM -0500, Leigh Honeywell wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:21:26AM -0500, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> > Vid Ayer wrote:
> > > If we keep redirecting women with a terse "use #ubuntu-motu for tech
> > > queries or #ubuntu-* for whatever", however appropriate and
> > > well-meant, its still  discouraging for her (or any male) who drops by
> > > and wants to discuss technical stuff, help out or mentor women.
> > 
> > Does that happen a lot? I scanned through the last six months of emails
> > to the list (there weren't a lot). There don't seem to have been any
> > technical questions to the list...
> It happens pretty often on IRC, if the folks in #u-w either can't or are
> too busy to answer a question, it will get re-directed to the main
> channels.

Replying to myself because I didn't actually finish that thought :)

When we redirect folks to #ubuntu or other channels, might it be worth
having a faq or writeup on the wiki saying something along the lines of
"you're welcome to ask in #u-w, people won't always be able to help you
there, you may get redirected to another channel.  don't think that
means you can't hang out in #u-w!  also, if you're intimidated asking in
$redirected_venue, let someone in #u-w know and we can try and give you
some tips from our years of snarky^H^H^Hseasoned IRC experience"

In fact I'll go and put something to that effect up at:
http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/IRCHelp right now.  Please feel free to
edit :)


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