FreeBSD UK User Group - The state of the nation?
Simon at reftech.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 08:34:38 BST 2000
> Interestingly some numbers came to light at the weekend. The UK user
> nearly 450 members, the mailing list has 120 subscribers and if you
> look through the archives you would think that we only consisted of
> two dozen people.
> So the interesting questions are;
> Why do nearly less than 25% of the members subscribe to the list?
> What can we do to get more people involved? (more on that one later)
> What impression does the small number of posters give?
> I don't claim to have the answers to these, but I would be interested
> people's opinions. If the list, and the events currently organised
> are the focal point of the group, what are the other 75% getting out
> group and what is their perception of it's worth?
OK, if 75% of the people are not subscribed to the list then how to they
what is going on? I also think that someone should cross match the
find out how many people are on the list without being memebers (I was
Who does the stats for this stuff? I know this may recieve some
comments but could we send an e-mail to non-subscribed members to try
pursuade them to join the list - if they have joined the group maybe
were on the list once but didn't like the impression they got - let's
out a really professional e-mail advising of the sucess of the Oxford
conference and the next conference. What about someone also creating a
web page to show the status/announcements. IMHO having another list for
sending out announcements (not discussing) is valid as some people may
subscribe to that rather than the discussion list.
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