PLUG Web Site

Steve smorrey at
Wed Aug 9 10:12:02 MDT 2006

I like these 2
2) A directory of FOSS friendly local businesses.
3) Regular highlights of the mailing list (ala kerneltrap).

On 8/9/06, Ryan Simpkins <plug at> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> As most have you have noticed the PLUG site has gone through a "no-update" dry
> spell. It finally got to me enough that I recently volunteered for the job, and
> Jason Hall has given me the green light to proceed.
> I often look at and think... "How can this be more useful? What can members
> get out of this they are not getting out of it now? Is there untapped potential?"
> I'm hoping others have asked similar questions, and would like to see some
> improvements. Now that I am in a position to perhaps drive some changes, I'm
> wondering what everyone thinks.
> In order to make the PLUG web site more useful to you, _please_ respond to the
> following e-mail. You can reply directly to me if you do not want the list to see
> your answers. We will all really appreciate your answers and insight as it will end
> up benefiting us all.
> If you could have one (only one) of the following four things on the PLUG web site,
> which one would you want?
> 1) A directory of members (name, contact, company, position, bio, etc).
> 2) A directory of FOSS friendly local businesses.
> 3) Regular highlights of the mailing list (ala kerneltrap).
> 4) Published member survey highlighting the local FOSS community.
> Other ideas are good if you have some. Here are some additional 'survey' type
> questions about the web site to hopefully spark a discussion about it...
> How many times a month do you look at the PLUG site to see if it has been updated?
> How many times have you visited in the last 3 months for the sole purpose of
> obtaining meeting information (topic, time, or location)?
> ## Respond to the following statements in some way: ##
> The PLUG web site layout is pleasing to me.
> I like the colors, and the font is easy to read.
> There are plenty of links for me to click on. Clickity, clickity.
> I think the PLUG site could really be useful to me, if only...
> For the sarcastic, tragic, and hopelessly lost - you get to respond to this:
> The PLUG web PAGE (you call this a SITE!?!) is totally useless and will be that way
> forever no matter what you do. I don't want to hear any more about it at all. Why
> does the PLUG need a web site any way? No one cares! Argghhh! *fire shooting from
> ears, head exploding, mushroom cloud*
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