#ubuntu-ops policy discussion

Joseph Price pricechild at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 17:02:21 UTC 2010

On 2 February 2010 16:09, Lorenzo J. Lucchini <ljlbox at tiscali.it> wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 February 2010 16:06:11 Juha Siltala wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As a side note to the discussion on the -ops policy:
>> On 02/02/2010 03:44 PM, Joseph Price wrote:
>> > When I suggested this, I wanted to emphasize that the IRCC should
>> > maintain that channel, keep it a positive channel. Promote useful
>> > discussions 'within friends'. I know that the ops have their private
>> > channels and PMs, but I believe it would be useful for the IRCC to try
>> > and keep these thoughts positive & together, behind closed doors if
>> > needed.
>> This is an idea I could easily grow to appreciate. Such a channel could
>> potentially be a very good place for operators to talk shop, trade tips,
>> and have lounge-area discussions. The IRCC would see that the lounge is
>> tidy. The channel could also be great support for mentoring new
>> operators during the probation period[1].
>> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/IrcTeam/Probation
> Wait... what? Am I misreading this, or is the idea that the ops would desert
> #ubuntu-offtopic and move their offtopic conversations to #ubuntu-ops (in a
> sanctioned way, I mean, like they don't do that already)?
> I can't see how that makes sense. #ubuntu-ops is about things oplike.

#freenode is the network's support channel. Despite this, there is
often nice conversation between staff and users. Most of what goes on
is network/support related. Sometimes discussion is a little offtopic.
I'm suggesting we try to aim for that.

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