As with most LUGs and Unix/Linux related projects, we tend to gather around a mailing list as a primary means of communication.
The purpose of the list is to facilitate general discussion, organisation, to ask technical questions and to help with each other’s problems. The mailing list really is the central hub of all LUG activity and so to participate it is a good idea to join.
If you are feeling nervous about joining the mailing list, then it is a good idea to join and then sit back for a week or two to gauge the atmosphere and some of the characters before jumping in by making a post.
We are always glad to hear from new people regardless of ability and we would like to help you get the most out of Linux. We will try to help you if you have any problems. It may feel intmidating if you are new to Linux, but we have users of all levels of ability.
Aside from Linux itself, the main attraction for many people is the community side of things and this is very much in evidence on our mailing list. So, what are you waiting for? Subscription instructions and a link to the mailing list archives are below.
Joining the Mailing List
Mailing List Archive
A couple of notes:
- Please don’t post to the list in HTML. Sometimes people have to use a console mail reader and HTML emails can be unreadable. It will also unnecessarily increase the size of the message.
- Don’t top post.
A: Because it destroys the flow.
Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
- Trim your replies. Cut unnecessary quoted text in any replies. HOWEVER, it is important to correctly attribute any such quoted text to the original author. Please remember to trim any mailing list additions to the messages.
- There is a maximum limit of 64KB for the size of a message. If you need to post something larger than this (or your post gets rejected for being too large), please put the content on a web page and post a link to it.