Getting popcon back in shape

Michael R. Head burner at
Fri Jan 6 22:45:26 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 13:09 -0600, Rocco Stanzione wrote:
> Thus spake Evandro Fernandes Giovanini:
> I find support forums to be a great indicator of which packages want
> the most attention.  In irc, for example, the default permissions
> win32 filesystems are mounted with generate an incredible amount of
> traffic as users try to access their windows files.  It might not be
> straightforward, or even feasible, to generate usable data from
> something like that, or it might be worth looking into, perhaps with
> irc bots, mailing list spiders etc.

If you had a 'FAQ bot' that could be updated and referenced by
experienced channel members, you could get a reasonable measure of how
often questions were answered by the bot.

I envision something like this:
<newUser> How do I get my files from the C drive?
<MrUbuntu> faqbot: modifying fstab for win32
<faqbot> FAQ #25: How can I access my files from the windows partition?
<faqbot> You need to modify /etc/fstab to include ...

The faqbot could have a web interface that allows the nice interface for
inputting new FAQs and looking them up.

Dunno how useful that would be though, because I don't really use the
IRC channels.

> Rocco
Michael R. Head <burner at>
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