Deactivate #xubuntu-offtopic for now
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Fri Apr 29 22:18:50 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.
> >> 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.
There is no issue. The use of the channel does not dramatically
increase anyone's workload, and removing it will not actually decrease
any workload. It is there for non-support topics, and there is no
reason to remove the channel simply to tell users go to
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