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Re: #webplatform IRC policy

From: Andrew Rowls <eternicode@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:15:36 -0400
Message-ID: <50776128.1040107@gmail.com>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
A couple comments:

* There is also a #html channel, which has been around longer than #html5.

* I feel http://webchat.freenode.net/ should be listed under "IRC Clients".

Andrew / eternicode

On 10/11/2012 08:47 AM, 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:http://dev.opera.com * Contribute to web
>> education:http://www.w3.org/community/webed/
>> On 11 Oct 2012, at 06:43, Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com
>> <mailto: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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