[Ubuntu-be] Ubuntu-be re-activation / IRC meeting

Jan Claeys ubuntu at janc.be
Wed Mar 18 19:40:00 GMT 2009

Op woensdag 18-03-2009 om 15:33 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Matthew
> The main problem is like you said that nobody uses them. I think
> asynchronous discussions are great if you can wait for an opinion like this
> one, but it isn't a real discussion. If you want to hear my opinion right
> now... and I'm not here, then you're screwed. Chat sessions are perfect for
> discussing something without having to wait until tomorrow or even later.
> Like this one. The discussion started Saturday, and I can count the comments
> on hands and toes. With an live chat sessions, you will have more
> discussion, more people who will talk, more ideas.
> Plus: mails can be ignored, or you can privately answer them. It harder to
> do this in a chat session. The moderator can ask everyone to answer the
> question, while a mail can be *woops* deleted or forgotten. I always had
> discussions like this my whole life and I think it's the better way. But
> that's just my opinion.

The main advantage of regular IRC meetings is that you can say: we have
1-2 hours to discuss this, and then we make a decision.  A decision can
be that you postpone the topic to next week (= putting it on the agenda
again!), but that's better than silently postponing it (and then

Jan Claeys

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