Re: #webplatform IRC policy

I've just changed the line in the topic "WebPlatform: ask and answer questions about web development and design" to "Support and conversation about" - hopefully this will help.

Chris Mills
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On 11 Oct 2012, at 06:43, 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.
> (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 Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:12:56 UTC