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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:12:26 +0100
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Message-Id: <13E4ADC7-3133-4168-8EA2-5122C6ED89CC@opera.com>
To: Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com>
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
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On 11 Oct 2012, at 06:43, Paul Irish <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
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