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Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 04:55:57PM -0500, Beau Gould wrote:
>> As per: http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-jobs 
>>
>> * This list is for people to share and discuss information about Linux/Unix
>> related jobs 
>> * Other on-topic subjects would be resumes <= 
>> * This list is only for Linux/Unix and Open Source related jobs 
> 
> So I think his post was ok, if a total shot-in-the-dark.
> If subscribers to vox-jobs aren't interested in discussing jobs
> (which they haven't really done... just job posts seem to appear here mostly)
> and/or aren't interested in posting resumes any more (which they haven't
> really done, despite the info on the list info page, no doubt from back
> when Pete Salzman(?) set it up), etc... then we should discuss it.

I'm not sure why you're bringing those up, since AFAICT this post falls
under neither of those categories ("discussing a job" or "posting a
resume"). It's most closely related to "posting a resume", and yet I
would assume that one is intended for folks living in or around Davis,
or at least having some connection to LUGOD, rather than random people
in random locations.

> Esp. since we're a college-town LUG, we tend to end up with folks who have
> since left the area, but continue to stay involved in the club.

Sure. But this isn't someone involved in the club (not that I can really
claim to be, myself; I'm not even subscribed to plain-old-vox anymore,
though at least I'm close enough to Davis to consider a reloc).

> Personally, I'm for leaving the list rules as-is.

Well, I guess that's a question of what the list rules _are_, then. My
understanding was that it still had to be of some potential interest to
LUGODders. To my mind, job opportunities on the east coast are of some
potential interest, whereas people in the east coast _looking_ for
opportunities on the east coast aren't really.

I don't particularly care one way or another, especially if it's just
the odd post every now and then. But if it started becoming a trend, and
vox-jobs became a general job-posting board rather than one with a
specific focus, then I suspect it would lose its value for a lot of folks.

Please note that I'm not trying to affect policy, just raise the
question. My vote really shouldn't count for much, since I'm not
particularly within the target membership of vox-jobs anyway.

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Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
GNU Maintainer: wget, screen, teseq
http://micah.cowan.name/
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