On Friday 17 March 2006 20:00, David Nalley wrote:
Let me preface my remarks by saying that I am a newb to this list and
newb Ambassador, and my comments represent no one but myself and are
worth exactly what you paid for them.
So what you are advocating is Fedora Zealots, or perhaps Fedora
Evangelists? Regardless I personally think it's a bit short sighted.
I think your "problem" with the Ambassadors is a non-issue. I think it's
more of an issue of perception than a real problem. Because we dedicate
so much time to discussing a conference with thousands of people it
APPEARS that is our main focus. It is far more complicated to setup
FUDCONs and LinuxWorld in that it requires more people, time, resources
and discussion than an individual Ambassador giving a presentation to a
local LUG, or providing flyers or media to a library or school.
Sure.. but the latter never gets discussed, and these people still should get
support. atm these people can't get free swag.
completely concur with your one-to-one contact ideas. I think they are
probably more effective than events when considered on an individual
basis. But at the same time, I don't need to talk about, or coordinate
my one-on-one efforts for 30 minutes on IRC during meetings, or flood
the list asking for help.
Mailing the list cannot, and should not, be seen as 'flooding'. There should
be support given to anyone whatever they want to do.
I also think that creating a second list makes things more
it's already complicated enough dealing with the plethora of lists that
most of us are subscribed to, who needs another one? In addition it's
bound to divide, and one list or the other will lose some valuable
contribution, and the two are really quite related, separated only by
the quantity of audience and resources thrown at it. Furthermore, what's
really going to be discussed by such a list? How to talk to people about
Fedora??? How to bring the Ubuntu(or any other distro) heathens into the
knowledge of the salvation of Fedora? I don't mean to sound incredulous,
but really, how much list traffic and irc traffic can you generate?
Besides, people who are excited about Fedora are going to tell people,
and talk to people, and convert people, and they don't necessarily need
swag to do it.
There are no plans to make a list/channel, or to not make a list/channel.