[WikiEN-l] en.wiki admin IRC

Majorly axel9891 at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:33:37 UTC 2008

On 27/02/2008, WJhonson at aol.com <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:
> IRC was this very early (and evil) way for people to communicate "Internet
> Relay Chat".
> It still lives (and should die) and admins have their own channel to
> talk  to
> each other.
> It's not considered an "official" part of Wikipedia but might as well  be.
> I would much prefer all-admin-talk talk place on-Wiki where we can all see
> what is and was said.
> To me that transparency is very important for the project.  I am very
> pro-transparency.
> Will Johnson
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Transparency is a great thing, but not everything should be (or needs to
be). The reason the admin channel was set up was to have a private channel
for trusted users when dealing with sensitive issues such as BLPs and OTRS
tickets. I agree also that IRC is a pretty backward forum, but it's
bearable. Frankly though, people who complain loudly about how awful IRC is
don't get any sympathy from me, ever.

Alex (Majorly)


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