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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: Divya Manian <manian@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:12:27 -0700
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
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On 10 Oct 2012, at 22:43, Paul Irish wrote:

> Currently, the topic in #webplatform indicates it should be used for support for web development and design. I think we should change this.
> 
> I'd rather see #webplatform be for the community behind the site rather than be a support channel for all things web development.
> 	 Currently #css, ##javascript, #html5, #svg, #html, #jquery and #web address support issues 
> 	 Capturing all their combined scope doesn't scale for a single channel, but more importantly people who give answers in support channels prefer more niche topic areas and can get burnt out with too much off-topic questioning
> 	 We have a lot of work to do to firm up the content and using IRC as a place to sync on those efforts will supplement the list and ticket traffic.
> Both Chris Mills and Divya, have indicated in other threads a sense of support fatigue already in the channel. I've noticed this as well.
> 
> I'd like to use the channel as realtime supplement to this list as well as a means to cultivate community with incoming folks and quickly get them involved.
> 

I know it is ridiculous to +1 all of this, but that is exactly what we need to use it for. We have enough forums for general questions on 'what is the best IDE, which is the best language, what is your favourite code color' etc, we need to use this forum to help shape contributions to the website itself. We need to encourage users to write content, amend or edit content or answer questions on how to do so. 

I see a separate thread from Tobie & Garbee on this same issue. 
Received on Thursday, 11 October 2012 20:12:56 UTC

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