[development] channels

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Wed Aug 1 15:04:45 UTC 2007

The developers don't hang out in support as it is, and if they try to 
ask in #drupal now, they get yelled at (chx has even been known to kick 
people when they do it repeatedly).  I have Chatzilla set up so that I 
auto-join all of the Drupal chatrooms when I start it, so I do lurk in 
#drupal-support and will occasionally answer questions as I am able 
(though I tend to focus mostly on #drupal).

Personally I think a quiet channel is preferable to getting bitched at. ;-)

Angela Byron wrote:
> On 1-Aug-07, at 3:35 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> Why don't we just swap the channels and see how that goes?  Scripted 
>> solutions need maintenance, availability and resources.  I'd prefer to 
>> see all of that go into drupal.org instead but maybe I got my 
>> priorities wrong. ;-)
> That's fine. Just realize that the natural consequence of this is that 
> developers are probably going to leave #drupal and just hang out in 
> #drupal-dev, the awesome stuff that our contributors are constantly 
> doing will be shuffled away out of public view, we'll have fewer 
> cross-overs of 'newbies' to 'contributors', and peoples' first 
> impression to Drupal will be a room where people ask for help and 
> receive no reply.
> This is why I think keeping #drupal-support for people who need/want to 
> provide support and making #drupal a general chat is preferable to 
> simply swapping #drupal and #drupal-support. But of course, whatever you 
> decide is what we'll go with. Let me know and I'll make a front page 
> post, and we can put this issue to rest once and for all.
> -Angie

Sean Robertson
Web Developer
NGP Software, Inc.
seanr at ngpsoftware.com
(202) 686-9330

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