I really do think that choice # 1 is the way to go:<br><br>1. It's the standard way channel naming is handled on IRC<br><br>> is also undesireable I believe because people will have harder time<br>> finding the dev channel, the theme channel, the whatever
<br><br>2. Developers, themers and any drupal gurus are not the problem here, they will know where they need to go to get things done, the problem is with newbs, they expect #drupal to be a support channel, by all means, let it be. Making #drupal an intermediary channel will NOT make it any easier to find things. The whole point here is that people who want support are going to #drupal and missing #drupal-support.
<br><br>3. If the bot will redirect only to support, it's a useless redirection, if it has to choose where to redirect, then how smart can a bot be :)<br><br>I really think that by making #drupal the support channel instead of #drupal-support the problem would be over. Developers and themers won't mistake #drupal for the development or the theming channels, and when newbs are well acquainted with Drupal, they will already know all the channels and will be able to find what they want when that time comes.
<br><br>AA<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/1/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">
Karoly Negyesi</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi,<br><br>Derek nicely summed up:<br><br>Either:<br><br>1) #drupal-support should be closed and #drupal repurposed to be the<br>support room.<br>2) #drupal should be a level of indirection (as per my original email in<br>
this thread<br>3) #drupal can remain in whatever weird, intermediary state it's in now.<br><br>3) is undesireable.<br>1) is also undesireable I believe because people will have harder time<br>finding the dev channel, the theme channel, the whatever. The announcement
<br>should actually encourage them to lurk in #drupal-dev and ask devel<br>questions there. I always found it baffling that support deals with coding<br>as well.<br><br>This leaves 2)<br><br>Unless I get *very* convincing arguments against it, I will act on that.
<br>Given the activity of the room and my time to code just a bot based on bot<br>module, let's call the day next Monday.<br><br>Kind regards,<br><br>NK<br></blockquote></div><br>