[development] channels

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Aug 1 05:13:37 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 31 July 2007, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> > Not sure how this redirection works.
> We set the channel +mz (soft moderation) so everything you say on #drupal
> goes to the channel operators instead of the channel itself. Druplicon, the
> bot will be opped and will automatically reply to everything you say with
> an autoreply "Please join to #drupal-dev to ask development question and
> listen what developers brew. In #drupal-support you will get friendly
> advice about non-development questions. #drupal-themes can help you with
> theming problems." and so on. No automatic redirection, just a friendly bot
> sending private messages to everyone trying to talk.

I do not see any possible purpose making the main channel into a "stub" 
serves, other than being able to say "ha ha, we're not using #drupal as a 
support channel!"  The devel channel is no easier or harder to find this way 
than putting a "go to -dev" message on join instead of a "go to -support" 
message.  Developers are more likely to listen and remember than random 
people asking for support.  (Which means we'd have to type "devel?" far less 
than we type "support?" :-)

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