Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town)

Subject: Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town)
From: Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:02:49 +0100

About 20 years I got fired for posting to techwirl. Literally marched off the premises for "disclosing classified information" (someone on the list was curious about the company I worked for so I copied a few paras out of one of our public publicity brochures). Luckily, my dismissal was quashed by the court and I stayed on for another couple of years.

I used to post a lot, but for the past 12 years or so I've only listened. The stuff I'm doing now - auto generated code documentation, wiki on a stick to replace online help, agile software development, is so specific that I doubt anyone would be interested.

Simon.

> On Feb 13, 2014, at 23:47, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
>
> The last two places I had contracts with had their networks set to block
> all posting to web forums under the heading of "social networking." You
> could read the TECHWR-L forum but not post to it. In order to post, you
> had to justify a business need *for the company.* Since both contracts
> were very short term and I was mostly off-site, there wasn't much point in
> doing that, but it might help explain lower traffic levels, especially
> during normal M-F office hours.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> My vote would DEFINITELY be forum out of all the avenues I have experience
>> with. If I want to chit chat with like-minded individuals, twitter -- but
>> for this type of thing, forum.
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References:
membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Hannah Drake
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Hannah Drake
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Gene Kim-Eng

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