Deactivate #xubuntu-offtopic for now

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at
Fri Apr 29 21:59:49 UTC 2011

On 04/30/2011 12:56 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> 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.
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.


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