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Subject: Re: IRC channel

Re: IRC channel

From: Martin Arver <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:10:16 +0200

On 9/20/07, Dave Chapman <dave_at_*********.com> wrote:
> I'm also strongly in favour of keeping a single channel - I'm not that
> annoyed by off-topic chat (I can easily ignore it), and very much like
> the fact that the Rockbox community is one where there is no strong
> distinction between devs and users - every user is encouraged to help
> themselves and contribute to the project, and thereby become a "dev".
> Dave.

I agree with this. This is how I once started following Rockbox
development. I really liked and still likes the non-elitist way
Rockbox-devs share information, communicate with users and newbies. I
would very much like the irc-channel to stay this way. I believe that
noise and off-topic conversations will appear in every channel
regardless how they are organised. And it's nice to be met by friendly
developers and users in a less developer-only channel, as opposed to
join a dev channel and get a sod-off because you happend to not be
entirely up to date with irc-lingo and (non-written) rules. I hadn't
used irc for ages before i joined the rockbox community, and i guess
this applies for others as well.
It is also very valuable source of feedback, and i guess irc-newbies
will hesitate less when joining a less formal channel when they have
something they want to share.

Received on 2007-09-20

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