On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:24 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, I have tried this method. Bala and I during the Coimbatore meetup
> in December, just said that the session would be more indepth compared
> to the previous one.

This is a nice example of separating the wheat from the chaff.

The situation gets more complicated when there are t-shirts involved
though.  When more people tend to hang around just because of the swag, the
result is a distracted and impatient crowd which is not really interested
in what you are talking about.

Tip: Give away the t-shirts in the beginning itself.  It is really not
worth trying to keep uninterested people around through the t-shirts
carrot.  The interested participants will thank you for it, and you might
conclude the session with a recruit or two.

Ultimately, this is not about recruiting editors, it is not about writing
grand reports, it is about identifying like-minded individuals who are
genuinely interested in our projects - it is about making friends. :-)
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