[Seaside] Time to retire freenode IRC channel #seaside?
renggli at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 18:13:18 UTC 2011
I agree with Julian, IRC does work for Seaside. Obviously nobody has
time to constantly watch for incoming questions (which kind of makes
sense to me). In the past I tried to go in and answer open questions
every now and then, but that is obviously not the idea of IRC.
Note that we get quite a few questions on stackoverflow.com that
potentially have a much wider visibility in non-Smalltalk communities.
If a Seaside question pops up I get notified. IMHO it would give
Seaside more exposure if more people contributed, wrote answers,
commented and voted.
On Monday, 17 January 2011, Julian Fitzell <jfitzell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't use IRC. I've tried it but never liked it and I find it a
> burden to follow. So I'm afraid you won't find me in there any time
> If people want to have an IRC channel, however, that's simply a matter
> of there being enough community interest to populate it. If there
> isn't such interest from the community, then we should definitely
> "retire" it (not that I have any idea how one even does that :) ).
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Sebastian Sastre
> <sebastian at flowingconcept.com> wrote:
>> I mean: we failed to create a culture of being friendly one to each other on IRC. We don't even show signals of even wanting that. So retiring it will have zero impact.
>> Actually retiring it may have 2 cents of positive value (because of expectations).
>> The email list works just fine but it's too formal for certain on the fly questions that exists in every community. The thing is that the email is just too "on the record" to make people comfortable to ask stupid questions (that everybody have from time to time and are perfectly normal, even fun and should be asked harmlessly)
>> But if nobody gives a shit about an environment comfortable for that, then it has sense to retire it so new people at least isn't confused about having the hope of get an answer when they are asking there
>> On Jan 17, 2011, at 1:10 PM, Ken Causey wrote:
>>> I wonder if you are aware that there is an IRC channel for Seaside? If
>>> you have any interest in the viability of IRC for support and discussion
>>> of Seaside I suggest it's time you start using this channel.
>>> Weeks have gone by with no discussion with the exception of questions
>>> that go completely unanswered. Having a channel that is not used is
>>> merely misguiding to those who check opensource IRC channels for support
>>> options. If this channel is not used more soon I strongly suggest that
>>> it simply be deleted as it is hurting more than it helps in my opinion.
>>> P.S. Yes, I hang out there but it has been years since I have used
>>> Seaside and I'm there primarily to try to keep some connection with the
>>> current status of this project (much the same reason I'm still on this
>>> mailing list). I'm of little or no use in helping other users with
>>> Seaside at this point much less the common questions regarding Pier, for
>>> seaside mailing list
>>> seaside at lists.squeakfoundation.org
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