On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
There's a bot in #wikimedia-toolserver
reporting activity on [toolserver-l],
I'll see if I can get a similar thing going for [wikitech-l]. In which channel
would we want this though ?
I assume #wikimedia-tech although, like Ryan said about dev/ops related,
perhaps better in #wikimedia-dev (or both?)
I run the bot you're talking about in #wikimedia-toolserver. Her name is
Reba and she's a fine and mostly reliable lady.
I don't imagine anyone wants a bot in #wikimedia-tech or #wikimedia-dev.
It's noisy and largely pointless (spamming every reply to a thread about
threatening to rewrite the parser to an IRC channel doesn't help anything or
anyone). We need a better system for (power-)users to report site problems.
Something that doesn't involve a mailing list, but something that likely has
an IRC component (given that most of the ops idle there). A clean web UI -->
IRC system could possibly work, but any system like that is open to abuse
As I wrote in my earlier mail, posting "each new thread subject", that
is, when a new thread gets started, on IRC. That would be, what, five
new threads per day on average? The channel must be very quiet indeed,
if that's considered spam :-)