[Foundation-l] #wikipedia changes

Sean Whitton sean at silentflame.com
Sat Jun 16 20:15:23 UTC 2007

Definately. That's why we have setup #wikipedia-social (and there is
also #wikimedia-social, which is run by some other Wikimedians and
they said they didn't want us pointing people there, so we setup

I totally agree that it's very important. My point is that the
majority of talk in #wikipedia should be on Wikipedia, not the other
way round. Otherwise, why call it #wikipedia? :-)


On 16/06/07, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> 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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