Deactivate #xubuntu-offtopic for now

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Fri Apr 29 21:56:07 UTC 2011

On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:14:53 +0300
Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at> 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.
> 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.

Charlie Kravetz 
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