a simple request

Trey Brown palintheus at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 14:12:25 BST 2008

Yes, there are periods of no talking, but then there days with A LOT of
talking, and yes the links you saw were RSS feeds from the ubuntu planet and
ubuntu users planet, but these are not canned messages that will be
repeating the same exact phrase for days and days. As for your
list...wouldn't #1 drive people away? It would me...#2 We've done that and
more, its called our wiki site....#3, already addressed this one.....#4, we
are working on a factoid database for the bot, but autoresponding usually
results in people having, or attempting to have, conversations with the bot.

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:06 AM, Greg McCrory <greg at coolbrew.com> wrote:

> I didn't mean to blast entire paragraphs in the channel, I meant a link
> or two every so often to where helpful information can be found. It
> could be 30 minutes between blips.  I have myself sat in that channel
> for several hours without so much as a '.' coming through.
> I will admit, that I haven't been around much in the last few weeks, and
> I noticed last night there were a lot of new people in there.  I also
> noticed that the ATDT is showing links to new posts on jonobacon.org and
> andrewprice.me.uk, probably RSS feeds.  This is kind of what I was
> talking about.  Maybe 30 minutes is too often, maybe twice a day is
> better.
> All of this is in response to Wesley's rant about having to answer the
> same questions over and over again.  As Dustin said, it's par for the
> course.  There are several ways to deal with frequently asked questions:
> 1) Ignore the questions
> 2) Write a FAQ, and point people to it
> 3) Display notices of pertinent information at regular intervals
> 4) Configure a bot to automatically respond
> Now that I consider the list above, #4 looks like the geekiest way to do
> it and it could be more fun too. :-)
> Finally regarding this list.  A true mailing list should be configured
> to reply to the list.  If an email is sent to the list, the subject
> matter is presumed to be pertinent to the list.  If someone wants to
> reply to an individual they can do that, but it is a pain to have to do
> reply all and erase all the other addresses in the header so everyone
> won't get 2 copies.
> ...Just my 2 cents for the week. [stepping off soapbox]
> Trey Brown wrote:
> > Since I maintain the channel bot I figured I would give my opinion. I
> > really don't like the idea of disrupting all the discussion that takes
> > place in the channel with that type of message, it would be very
> > spammy, and I think the majority of the people that are in the channel
> > on a regular basis would agree. It would also be just another place we
> > would have to duplicate information that is readily available elsewhere.
> >
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