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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: Divya Manian <manian@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:15:06 -0700
To: "<jonathan@garbee.me> <jonathan@garbee.me>" <jonathan@garbee.me>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3EF4E995-863B-43DF-86A8-D5569DA357F6@adobe.com>
I like the content you have except for the 

"Please don't bring up new standards you want. We are not a standards creation community and can't help at all." 

We should suggest they go to lists.w3.org and find the relevant mailing list to suggest anything. Or ask them to suggest @ #whatwg ? I think it sounds too negative to say 'don't'. 

On 11 Oct 2012, at 05:47, <jonathan@garbee.me> <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
>> * Learn about the latest open standards technologies and techniques: 
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>> * Contribute to web education: 
>> http://www.w3.org/community/webed/
>> 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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