[CentOS] Facebook group needs help with newbie member questions

Thu Jun 6 21:35:58 UTC 2013
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

Hi all.

A represent Official CentOS group on Facebook:

Recently we have grown to 3.240+ members, and it looks like we are now 
more visible since we reached 3000+ members. In last 7 days we had 131 
new members ~19 per day, mostly newbie's with problems.

Since I am only active admin/knowledgeable person in the group, I am 
under big load. Karanbir and Ralph try to help, but I am mostly alone 
"out there"

So if any of you are willing to answer to newbie questions and maybe add 
to our howto documents, you are more then welcome. Be warned that it is 
imperative to be polite to them, since Facebook users are more spoiled 
then others, but I think it is one of the best way to popularize CentOS 
among the newbie population that is deciding what distro to choose for 
it's main distro.

Just sending them to wiki, forums or here is not really an option since 
most of them will not bother with registering, they would most likely 
just find some inadequate howto on the net, mainly not even for rpm 
distro but explaining how to manually download and compile packages :-/

Again, I believe that grooming newbie's on Facebook can be great for 
CentOS popularization, since General Linux group has 36.000+ members 
(and 244 new members in last 7 days at the moment).

I can not offer you admin status, but those well known to CentOS team 
can be promoted by Karanbir.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant