[Foundation-l] #wikipedia changes

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Sat Jun 16 20:05:49 UTC 2007

Gurch wrote:
> Sean has casually neglected to mention that "off-topic" discussion is no 
> longer permitted in the channel. And by that I literally mean that 
> entering the channel and sending one-line greetings to a couple of users 
> will get you told, in-channel and via a bombardment of PMs, to stop 
> talking off-topic.

Let me add my support to this: off-topic chat is important and should be
allowed. A variety of forums for off-topic chat between Wikipedians should
be provided. Wikipedians are humans, not machines, and just like all other
humans have a deep-seated need to socialise with their colleagues, and to
discuss matters of shared importance.

-- Tim Starling

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