- For the format of the email and website promotion see previous ones.
- From the speaker we should get a bit about the speaker and the talk. This is because some potential attendees will base their attendance on this information and its likely to get some to attend who otherwise wouldn't.
- Talks should be advertised after the previous talk but before the end of the previous month. This is so the potential attendees have time to plan but are not confused with which talk is on which date.
- A reminder should be sent a few days before the talk. This is to get those who were going attend but had forgotten and a second attempt to persuade others to attend.
Meetings are promoted to
I, Chair, am currently publicising the talks to our websites and our mailing list only. Leaving further promotion, such as posting to mailing lists, to others. I think this less spam like, leaving MFS members on other mailing lists to make the decision to post or not.
- Manchester Free Software Group Blog. Including setting date and time in calendar widget of post (it's at the bottom) and categorise the event as "Future Events" and "Future Meetings" (Categories box in on the right).
- Manchester/Meetings#Group_Meetings Group Meetings calendar on wiki
- FSF's Current Events Page
- IndyMedia Manchester's Newswire
- Where's the geeks
- FOSS Events
- Manchester Free Software Group's Mailing List
- Manchester Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Linux Users Manchester's Mailing List
- Manchester BSD User Group's Mailing List - Currently Down
- South Cheshire GNU/Linux User Group's Mailing List
- DFEY's Mailing List
- Geekup's Mailing List
On occasion advertised to:
- Sheffield Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Liverpool Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Preston Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Nottingham Linux User Group's Mailing List
- York Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Sheffield Linux and BSD User Group's Mailing List
- West Yorkshire Linux User Group's Mailing List
- Open Rights Group's Discussion List
- Open Rights Group's Event Announce Email - upcoming at openrightsgroup dot org
- FSFE-UK's Discussion List
- BBC-Backstage's Mailing List
- Ubuntu-uk's Mailing List
- Schoolsforge-uk's Mailing List
- No2ID Manchester
- MySociety Manchester