IRC ping idea

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Sat May 10 13:50:24 BST 2008

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 01:34:35PM +0200, Sense Hofstede wrote:
> People often want to speak someone from a certain team, or someone who's
> the maintainer of a specific package (group). You can ping everyone you
> know of that team, but often you don't know anyone.
> A lot of IRC clients have the option to bleep when a certain word is
> mentioned. I think it would be a good idea if every member of a team
> would put the teamnames of teams they're a member of in that list(or
> something similar, any thoughts?). So if anyone would type for example
> 'ping: ubuntu-bugcontrol'

More usefully, actually say what you want rather than just "ping", and
then other folks have the option of contributing. If you don't know
anyone from the team in question, it's also quite possible that you
might be wrong about who's best to help you. (I see this a lot.)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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