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Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> Jon Masters wrote:
>> Is there a BLU IRC channel?
> #gnhlug on has always had a few of us from GNHLUG in
> it, but there hasn't been any real activity in the channel for months...

Maybe people just aren't using IRC as much. I have an IRC account setup 
in Gaim, but rarely ever use it.

I tried out Qunu ( (from the "expert" side, rather 
than using it to find help) a while ago. It's another take on this same 
idea. It's similar to other ask-a-question/find-an-expert services, 
except it works via IM (Jabber). Experts sign up, set tags to indicate 
what their areas of expertise, and then wait for people needing help to 
send a question. It seems to work fairly well.

It'd be neat if we could create a BLU branded version of Qunu. This 
could be simulated to a degree if BLU members that wanted to offer help 
all used a common tag on Qunu, like "BLU." Then other BLU members could 
find local people who happen to be online and available to respond to 


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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