Community - a new Short Ruby section
I am launching a new section of this newsletter that I call "Community"
The purpose of this section is for having a place to exchange ideas, talk and connect.
I know there are a lot of places online for doing this: Reddit, Mastodon, Twitter, and many more.
Why another place?
I think I want to address some important topics about our community and community interests in a calm and self-paced way.
For me, the conversations happening on these social media platforms are temporary and they disappear after a while. It is hard to search for conversations that matter.
Thus, at least here, we can track some important or learning conversations and come back to them when needed.
I also have a secret hope that out of our discussions, we can uplift each other and build on top of our ideas.
How it will work
My plan is to post once per week or maybe once per two weeks a small post that will be centered around a main question and I will invite you to the comments section of that post.
Or share updates or announcements about ShortRuby.
Nothing fancy, no special push notifications for each reply, no extra attention needed. The good old internet: web pages with discussions happening in comments.
From time to time I plan to extract gems of knowledge or ideas and publish them on ShortRuby, always with proper attribution and correct citation.
I want to have simple rules for our discussions:
No personal attacks
Create a safe space and be inclusive
Before replying just ask yourself:
Do I want to be right or do I want to contribute? Then focus on contribution.
As a subscriber to ShortRuby Newsletter, you will receive via email any post published under the section Community.
But if you want, you can disable email notifications for the Community section.
Here is how:
If you don’t have yet an account
Step 1: You will be asked to log in via the magic link or you can choose to signup — make sure you use the same email address at which you receive the Short Ruby newsletter.
Step 2 Follow the instructions on the email to authenticate.
Step 3 Go to the “My Account” page.
You can do that by clicking on this link or by opening the budget menu and choosing Manage Subscriptions:
Step 4 Choose “Manage Subscription” you will see the following options under the area called Notifications:
Step 5: Manage your email subscriptions for Short Ruby Newsletter.
Please notice the first option “Short Ruby Newsletter” is the actual newsletter.
If you have an account
Just follow go to Short Ruby Manage Subscriptions and then follow step 4 and 5.
That’s it for now!