[UbuntuWomen] Ubuntu-women IRC channel discussion

Belinda Lopez belinda.lopez at canonical.com
Thu Jan 7 16:02:31 UTC 2010

Melissa Draper wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 11:46 +0000, Thyberthpithe wrote:
>> On 7 Jan 2010, at 05:53, Melissa Draper wrote:
>>> The #ubuntu-offtopic channel is not logged, so the 96%-male part of the
>>> community gets to socialise without being recorded. I don't see any good
>>> reason why the 50%-woman part that is #ubuntu-women should be forced to
>>> socialise under other conditions.
>> This!!
>> Why can's we have an #ubuntu-women-offtopic channel?
> I genuinely believe it will be more effective to split out the project
> stuff and have #ubuntu-women-project. I believe it is harder to move
> social/emotional discussion as doing so breaks the mood or potentially
> hits nerves.
+1  on making the new channel the project channel.  For better or worse,
the current channel is what it is.  Logging fundamentally changes that
and trying to move the current channel environment to another space only
seems to punish those who regularly hang out in the current channel.  I
think (would hope) that anyone chatting in the current channel
recognizes it's a public space and thus no illusion of safety, other
than safety in numbers, is available.  It's akin to walking into a
crowded coffee shop and asking for help and hoping a few good people
will assist you or seeing a table of your friends chatting and you join
them at their table but know the folks at the next table can also hear
you.  If you want privacy beyond that, you move to another space, you
don't ask the whole room to move.

-1 on logging of the current channel, recognizing we can't control what
individuals do with any private logs they may take on their own.


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