How do you spell ettiquette?  No, no, that's not really my question...

Every time my tutorial gets mentioned on the ML (usually by me, but,
flatteringly enough, not always :), I get a definite spike in my inbox
of people saying thanks, or asking me questions about various aspects
of Ruby or programming.  (And I answer *every* email I get, in as
helpful a way as I can, I am proud to state... though this takes up at
least several hours a week if the tutorial was mentioned that week!)

Now my tutorial has been around for a while, but people who are new
are, of course, not going to know that.  So my question:

How would people feel if every other week (or every month?) I made an
[ANN] announcement on the ML?  I really don't have anything new to
announce, and it would, in general, be annoying for someone to keep
announcing the same project over and over again with no real change. 
However, this seems like a special case, since this is specifically
aimed at people who are *new* to the ML.  And, as I said, I only ask
because I really do notice a spike every time it is mentioned.

I know it's not the canonical "ruby for non-programmers" tutorial out
there (though I'd like to apply for the position, if it exists :). 
But it is the only (completed) thing of its kind.  (I would not
consider why's Poignant Guide to be of the same kind; it's in a class
all its own!  I think it serves a very different need, and a different
class of people.  For example, I doubt any experienced Rubyists would
get much out of my tutorial, much less find it entertaining, but I
can't even read the Poignant Guide without my inhaler!  Because, you
know, it's funny.  And I have asthma.)

So let me know what you think, and *please* don't be shy about saying
that you don't think it's ok.

Thanks, all,

Chris