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- Subject: Re: Lua Tutor List
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:19:35 +0000
2013/2/21 Patrick <email@example.com>:
>> #lua on freenode is a good place for this.
> Hi Patrick
> Actually irc is not easy for newbies. Many don't know about pastebin and
> long rambling posts are going to be frowned upon even more then on mailing
Newbies come along every day, and we kindly explain them how pastebins
work if necessary. Freenode has a webchat and it's relatively easy to
Aren't you affraid that your newbie list will grow much larger than
the lua-l ? Assuming newbies go there first, you're going to
canibalize lua-l (which may be fine), but your new users will stick
around, and I don't see what would make them leave (even if they later
*also* join lua-l). In the end you will end up with a larger list.
This is a problem with mailing lists, joining is easy, leaving is
harder (not hard, just harder). IMHO a better format for an
intermediate platform would be a forum, a group chat (be it #lua or
any other medium) or even the lua tag on StackOverflow. If for some
reason you stop actively attending, you're out of the question, and
the population stabilizes.