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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:03:35 +0100
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Message-Id: <0D154427-B839-41FC-ABB1-CA51DE8D796F@opera.com>
To: eternicode@gmail.com

On 12 Oct 2012, at 01:15, Andrew Rowls <eternicode@gmail.com> wrote:

> A couple comments:
> * There is also a #html channel, which has been around longer than #html5.

Cool - I've added that to the http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Keeping_on_Topic page.

> * I feel http://webchat.freenode.net/ should be listed under "IRC Clients".

We should add that to http://talk.webplatform.org/chat/, although that's not a conventional page, so I'm not able to edit it.

> Andrew / eternicode
> On 10/11/2012 08:47 AM, jonathan@garbee.me wrote:
>> I think we should also add a small snippet explaining we aren't for
>> general support on the chat page.  I created an example page at
>> http://test.jonathangarbee.com/  to be looked over.  This way people
>> know upfront where they can go for support and will hopefully not
>> need to be said as much in the room.
>> Thanks,
>> Garbee
>> On 11.10.2012 02:12am, Chris Mills wrote:
>>> I've just changed the line in the topic "WebPlatform: ask and
>>> answer questions about web development and design" to "Support and
>>> conversation about webplatform.org" - hopefully this will help.
>>> Chris Mills Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor,
>>> Opera Software Co-chair, web education community group, W3C Author
>>> of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>>> (http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-finally-published)
> * Try Opera:http://www.opera.com
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>>> On 11 Oct 2012, at 06:43, Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com
>>> <mailto:paul.irish@gmail.com>> 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. (As a note for list member who havent been on IRC,
>>>> we've quickly gained a stable community of ~200 people, and found
>>>> some of our largest contributors there) _ Paul
Received on Friday, 12 October 2012 14:04:07 UTC

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