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Re: Purpose of IRC and Q&A

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:21:25 +0000
To: "jonathan@garbee.me" <jonathan@garbee.me>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F9981AFB970564408FEB7DFCF62D44084367951C@SC-MBX01-4.TheFacebook.com>
On 10/11/12 7:30 PM, "jonathan@garbee.me" <jonathan@garbee.me> wrote:

>We all need to decide what the purpose of the IRC and Q&A is.  There has
>been quite a bit of talk among people in IRC about what exactly we should
>allow and not allow.  Paul has brought this up earlier in his email about
>just the IRC room, but this needs to be decided for that and the Q&A
>along with any further avenue's that could be used.
>First I feel it necessary to define two things so we are all on the same
>* "Meta content" is content or questions that is specific to
>webplatform.org and its documentation.
>* "General content" is content or questions that don't specifically
>relate to content from the site.
>For example:
>A meta question:  " How would I use HTML's Target attribute to open in a
>new window?"  (Ref:
>http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target )
>A general question: "How do I get Y jQuery plugin to work on my site?"  Y
>being http://pagescroller.com/ if you really need an example.

That's not really how I understood the distinction between both.

Example of a meta question: "Is anyone working on reviewing
Example of a general question:  "How would I use HTML's Target attribute
to open in a new window?"  (Ref:

There absolutely needs to be a split between the channel for people
working on the site and a channel for questions about the site's content.

Answering questions in irc channels is exhausting and a poor use of
resources which could be creating lasting content instead.

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