[Haifux] Let's face it! (was W2L discussion)

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 14:05:52 MSD 2008

That sounds as a good idea, and I support Eli and Oron's point of view
(I personally do not have facebook account).

If somebody would be willing to open such a group, with a bit of
information on haifux + links to haifux that would be nice.

Note that hiafux has a google calendar, which gives you RSS
capabilities AFAIK, so as long as you can sync it with the calendar -
you're fine (the calendar and the website are usually updated with 10
minutes difference).

As for what Zvi suggested - for that we need to have a backlog of
lectures, where we know in advance the lectures two/three weeks in
advance. Recently, this is not the case, and our schedule is usually

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:
> Oron Peled wrote:
>> If it points to haifux.org for the real info, than that's fine.
>> However, I would not like it to become *the* principal haifux
>> announcement board.
> Completely agreed. I would take it even further: No events should ever
> be announced there.
> I see no advantage in announcing events in Facebook, since all members
> would get the message anyhow through the mailing list. On the other
> hand, that would require another place to keep in sync for scheduling
> and rescheduling lectures. Plus a possibility for contradicting information.
> But opening a Facebook so that people can announce that they belong to
> it, could be a piece of advertisement. It should indeed only give a
> short description about what Haifux is, and point to the site. If events
> are announced there, someone may get the impression it's a reliable source.
>    Eli
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