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First newsletter finished
Posted February 9th, 2009 - 1:04 pm by from Perth, Australia (Permalink)
Hi all,

Well it has come time now and the first newsletter is now finished. While it does not contain much for other parts of Turkey, hopefully we can improve it for the next edition.

So if you were writing something, or still want to write something, lets put it in the next edition.

And here it is: Turkish Newsletter

Posted February 9th, 2009 - 2:33 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hei Daniel and nice people of Newsletter group,

First of all i must say that thank you all of you one by one for a such good project to help people know about Turkey and the Turkish CS community.

In the other hand i must critice a little bit. Since i didn't help or write anything about the newsletter i am little bit ashamed of myself and would not want to criticise but couldn't stop myself doing. :)

Writing about the Safety and Sexual Harrasment is not a good topic to choose for a Newsletter. Since newsletters are such a good way of promoting things(in our topic, Turkey and their lovely CS Community). Safety, Sexual Harresment kinds of topics are giving falsified impression, increasing and helping the prejudice spread out. Even there is reality inside i still think newsletter is not the place to put these information.
Turkey is a big country full of culture and i am sure there are more things to write rather than giving safety information.

Thank you very much all again for a great work and make the newsletter come true esp Daniel Thank you man for great effort.

Best Regards,

Posted February 9th, 2009 - 3:33 pm by from Perth, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Mert,

Thanks for the criticism.

I understand your point about not including a safety message in the Newsletter. Including it is a bit of a negative issue.
But to be honest I do feel that it is good to get members thinking about these sorts of things and even to help them discuss them more openly.

If we just ignored the issue, then nothing would change. Those few members who are doing the wrong thing would continue doing it. And those who they harass would still be harassed.
But if we make it public, then we (as the whole community) can debate it and see if we can come to a solution.

If, on the other hand, we moved the safety message out of the newsletter and into a different form or media (maybe a specific safety message) then the number of readers would be a lot less. Many members would just ignore it and never read it.

I was actually hoping to get a lot more feedback from the Safety Team about this message, but due to workloads and other commitments, they have not yet had a chance to get back to me about it.

Finally, while this is not the best place to raise this point, I would love to see a translation of the Turkish Newsletter into Turkish.
If anyone wants to help with this, I would be really appreciative.


Posted February 9th, 2009 - 4:34 pm from West Palm Beach, United States
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Posted February 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm from Antalya, Turkey
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Posted February 10th, 2009 - 3:52 pm by from Perth, Australia (Permalink)
Hı Turker,

If you do want to write something up about

"Turkish dance, Turkish foods, turkey history, information about most popular cities, transfer possibilities in Turkey, Events in Turkey (concerts, parties, fest)"

it would be great to have it included in the next newsletter.


Posted February 20th, 2009 - 10:57 am from Istanbul, Turkey
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