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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Use of IRC
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:48:09 GMT
Gav.... wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I was wondering, Forrest Tuesdays obviously work and I am not saying 
> anywhere here about stopping this,
> but, what about having the IRC forrest channel open permantly, so people can 
> jump on it whenever they
> want and have a discussion about something, clarify, then get on with it.

-1 (see below)

> Are there disadvantages to having the channel open 24/7.

Many. The most significant being that it becomes a secondary 
communications channel that only serves the purpose of splitting the 
community support mechanisms.

Speaking personally, if I have the time to work on Forrest, I read my 
mail first. Having an IRC channel open permanently would not change 
that. I would not be available any more time than normal.

> I ask this, because I notice other projects, such as Geronimo, have a 
> permanant channel, (theirs has been
> open in its current session since early March) and wondered why we could not 
> do this also.

Search our archives for further discussion on this topic.

Ross

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