Deactivate #xubuntu-offtopic for now

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Fri Apr 29 22:51:47 UTC 2011


On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:59:49 +0300
Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:

> On 04/30/2011 12:56 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> > On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:14:53 +0300
> > Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
> >
> >> As I suggested today in the developer IRC channel, I think we should
> >> drop #xubuntu-offtopic for now. #xubuntu is quite relaxed already, and
> >> it feels like hitting your face in the wall when telling people to join
> >> the (almost) dead #xubuntu-offtopic.
> >>
> >> Since the activity in #xubuntu is not huge, we might want to allow more
> >> random chat in there, to attract more people. Of course, random chat
> >> should be kept minimal when someone has a support issue, but based on my
> >> experiences, it's really not a problem with the amount of activity we
> >> are having.
> >>
> >> While we would allow more random chatter, we should have at least some
> >> lousyish guidelines on what is acceptable - maybe let the discussion
> >> flow as long as it relates at least somehow to Xubuntu, or any of the
> >> issues solved etc.

The guidelines we use may be relaxed as opposed to #ubuntu, however,
they are written down. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines are the
guidelines used by #ubuntu, #xubuntu, and #kubuntu channels.

> >>
> >> Of course, we still have the Code of Conduct, as well as the freenode
> >> policy, which are good guidelines on what is acceptable altogether.
> >>
> >> I don't know if the right way would be to "close" #xubuntu-offtopic or
> >> just not point people there (in the topic, for example), but I can be in
> >> contact with the #ubuntu-ops channel if we decide to do something about it.
> >>
> >> Any thoughts are welcome.
> >>
> >> Enjoy the new release,
> >> Pasi
> >>
> > This was discussed and we decided we really like our own
> > #xubuntu-offtopic channel. We will not be deactivating it.
> >
> Can you point me to the logs/mailing list archive where that discussion
> has been at? I'd like to read some of the arguments both for and against
> the #xubuntu-offtopic channel, and try to rethink the issue against the
> current situation with those notes.
> 
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> 


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