[ubuntu-studio-users] Proposal to sunset #ubuntustudio-offtopic

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 5 19:15:08 UTC 2023

Hi all,

There was an incident the other day in which someone requested support 
in the #ubuntustudio-offtopic IRC channel. I answered their question but 
requested they move to #ubuntustudio since this gets more view (and is 
properly logged), but instead of doing the right thing and doing what 
was requested, this person decided to berate me, then threaten me which 
then got them kicked out and banned for violating the Ubuntu Code of 
Conduct, after which they continued to threaten me via private message, 
which then got them reported to staff and, likely, K-lined.

This, however, did get me thinking: this isn't the first time people 
have been confused about the purpose of #ubuntustudio-offtopic, though 
this is the first time someone has been so verbally violent about it. 
Additionally, #ubuntustudio-offtopic doesn't see much use other than 
Krytarik correcting my grammar. :)

With that, I propose sunsetting #ubuntustudio-offtopic and combining it 
with #ubuntustudio to make #ubuntustudio a support *and* discussion 
channel, but anything other than the topic of Ubuntu Studio would be 
requested to move to #ubuntu-offtopic for general chit-chat, as 
#ubuntu-offtopic is a much more active room. The general idea is to 
lower the confusion and to allow people to feel more welcome to discuss 
Ubuntu Studio in our main chat.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks in advance,
Erich Eickmeyer
Project Lead - Ubuntu Studio
Technical Lead - Edubuntu

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