[sf-lug] Feedback on Tenderloin Tech Day

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 16 15:57:34 PST 2008

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> Thanks for this suggestion, Rick, but IMHO, it would require more
> steps to do it this way.  The advantage of your method is that it is
> less intrusive, and gives them time to think about it an not feel
> rushed.  The disadvantage of this method, though, is that it requires
> them to take additional steps.


The specific steps it requires of the user are:  1.  Write e-mail
address on sign-in sheet, during the SF-LUG event.  2.  Click on URL 
provided in subsequent invitation e-mail, received at home.

Are you saying there's some alternative method that requires fewer?
What is it, please?  (Please note that many if not most users would be
in practice _unable_ to reach their personal e-mail while attending an
SF-LUG event.)

All I have to go by is your wording that should "ask them to sign up for
the list", which strikes me as requiring quite a few _more_ steps[1],
and a great deal more initiative on the part of the user.  So,
elucidation would be welcome.  I suspect one of us is misunderstanding
the other.

[1] Which I can list, if you like.  There are basically two ways, either
three e-mails or Web form + two e-mails.  Either one comprises a three-way
handshake.  Using Mailman's "invite" function retains the authentication
handshake but simplifies the user experience.

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