[Foundation-l] Proposed guidelines in our IRC channels

Damian Finol damian at igluve.org
Fri Oct 13 02:14:06 UTC 2006


Like the message I left to James F, a few weeks ago I had a college 
professor who joined the IRC channel when he needed help (I'm talking 
about the Spanish Wikipedia channel #wikipedia-es) and the amount of 
profanity, childish behavior and more led him to tell me "Wikipedia 
isn't a serious project" which I replied "The IRC Channel is not the 
same as the Wikipedia" and then he pointed the page at Wikipedia-es 
where it says to join the channel as "official" support, to which of 
course I had to concede.

I don't think that setting some rules to be followed on the IRC channels 
is bad, it's upping the quality of the conversations and channels; is 
not, sometimes stop goofing around, but maybe make it a little more 
serious, removing profanities and related things.


Damian Finol
Maracaibo, Venezuela.

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