PLUG Mailing List

The PLUG mailing list is one of the main points of interaction between PLUG members. (Another being our regular meetings and events.) The list is for discussion of everything Linux-related and can be a good way to get help for those having trouble with Linux.

Off-topic messages are tolerated in small quantities but longer threads should be moved to the off-topic list. We don't look fondly upon flaming, trolling or spamming.

Announcements of PLUG events are posted to the plug-announce list, which automagically includes subscribers of the PLUG list.

Linux.conf.au Bid discussions take place in the userconf list, which automagically includes subscribers of the PLUG list.

Some topics come up again and again. If you're new to the list you're encouraged to search the archives (or look at recent postings) in case your questions have already been answered.

Using the list

To join the list, send a message to plug-request@plug.org.au with the word subscribe in the subject or the body of the message.

The leave the list, send a message to plug-request@plug.org.au with the word unsubscribe in the subject or the body of the message.

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe over the web.

To post the the PLUG list, send your message to plug@plug.org.au.

Problems with the list?

If you are having trouble with the mailing list, contact the PLUG list admins at plug-owner@plug.org.au.

List archives

There is an archive of all messages.

Be aware when you post to any of the PLUG lists that they are publicly archived and that Google indexes our archives. Our policy is that PLUG archives will be not be edited unless there are legal reasons for doing so (e.g. posting copyrighted material).

The plug-announce list

The plug-announce list is a low-traffic moderated mailing list, used for announcing upcoming PLUG events. It averages around 3 or 4 messages per month. Subscribers of the main PLUG mailing list are automatically subscribed to the plug-announce list, so need not subscribe again. However, if you want to keep up with PLUG events, without the traffic from the main PLUG list, then subscribe to plug-announce.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to plug-announce-request@plug.org.au containing the word subscribe in the subject or body of the message. To leave, send a message containing unsubscribe to the same address.

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe over the web.

There is also an archive of all the past posts to the plug-announce list.

The Jobs list

We have a list for employment opportunities for those skilled in Linux and Open Source technologies - and of course for recruiters trying to find those people. Please keep descriptions clear, and do not post the same job more than once per month.

You can subscribe or unsubscribe over the web.

The off-topic list

We have a separate mailing list for PLUG members to use for discussions which are not necessarily of interest to the rest of PLUG. It can be a place to rant and rave, debate pedantic points of language, discuss non-Linux-related news or even argue about the merits of capitalism. Generally, conversations which drift too far from any relevance to Linux move to the off-topic list when people start complaining.

To join it, send an e-mail to off-topic-request@plug.org.au containing the word subscribe in the subject or body of the message. To leave, send a message containing unsubscribe to the same address. You can post to it by sending messages to off-topic@plug.org.au.

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe over the web.

There is also an archive of all the past posts to the off-topic list.

The userconf list

We have a separate mailing list for PLUG members to use for discussions about the Linux.conf.au Bid.

To join it, send an e-mail to userconf-request@plug.org.au containing the word subscribe in the subject or body of the message. To leave, send a message containing unsubscribe to the same address. You can post to it by sending messages to userconf@plug.org.au.

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe over the web.