[Foundation-l] Proposed guidelines in our IRC channels

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 08:18:37 UTC 2006

Maybe it would be a good idea to set up an international semi-official
help-channel? That way channels don't have to be split up, and there is a
larger chance there will hbe someone. In that channel there could be
stricter guidelines (I think those are better as rules) and only on-topic
help-talk. Pages could direct there, with the notice, that if there is
nobody in a preferred language available, you copuld check the "
unofficial"  channel #wikipedia-es , #wikipedia-nl etc.

Greetz, lodewijk

2006/10/13, Damian Finol <damian at igluve.org>:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Damian Finol
> Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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