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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:17:06 -0400
To: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a156659825e62b63c1353fa3e6e1a10f@garbee.me>

Well, considering it would be talking about the accuracy of
something then it is always welcome, even now. 

Here is actually the
*exact* thing I am talking about:
[2] . A question about something very specific way out of left field.
It has no real relation to content on the site at the moment (although
does bring up thoughts of doing mobile-specific things perhaps) but is
in reality just a general support question. It is something that is too
specific and the answer could only really be useful to a very narrow
group of people. On top of that I also think the answer would have no
real impact on the quality of the site. 

The *main* point behind the
site is documentation. I am trying to figure out why we should invite so
much noise by handling general support questions. There are plenty of
places to already handle that kind of stuff, why not keep it there and
focus on what this site is built for? 

On 11.10.2012 04:20pm, Tony
Crockford wrote: 

> On 11 Oct 2012, at 13:47,
>> 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/ [1] 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.
> I can
see that this makes sense *now* when there's so much activity *building*
webplatform.org but what about when it's mostly done and there needs to
be somewhere for immediate discussion about the veracity of a statement
in the docs for example?
> Would you propose to open the IRC to wider
discussion then?


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