[uf-discuss] User Groups

Benjamin West bewest at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 12:05:19 PST 2007

Hi Thom,

On 2/22/07, Thom Shannon <thom at ts0.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to come up with a way to join the huge network of user groups
> out there and make it easier to find user groups in your area.

Sorry, I'm a little confused: what network of user groups?  What's a user group?

> obvious solution would be to create a website where people go and add
> their group. I can't imagine if I setup such a site the take up would be
> that huge, plus the data would quickly get stale.

I think you're on the right track here... a decentralized mash up
would be better and cooler.

> My problem is that I'm not sure how to come up
> with the right convention to start promoting, is a tag like "usergroup"
> a good idea? There are very few examples of people using it, but I can't
> find anything else specific that's used much.

I'm still a little confused on the overall idea.  However, it sounds
interesting.  Developing a convention/technique sounds like the right
idea.  I would suggest not looking for people using "usergroup" as a
tag.  I would suggest looking for examples of people doing similar use
cases.  Perhaps you could elaborate a bit more on the use case you are
trying to facilitate?


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