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From Chris Goffinet <goffi...@digg.com>
Subject Re: IRC channel(s)
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:25:58 GMT
Eric,

Great. I fully support this as well, it has been getting a bit noisy :)

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Eric Evans <eevans@rackspace.com> wrote:

>
> Those of you who participate on IRC have probably noticed that we are
> pretty regularly topping 200 users of late. That is an awesome indicator
> of the projects vitality, but at some point increased traffic results in
> decreased usefulness (at least for some).
>
> As a result, there is a new channel, #cassandra-dev (also on Freenode).
> The idea is that this channel will be restricted to discussion of
> cassandra development only, while the existing channel will continue to
> be the place for support and development *against* cassandra.
>
> In order to make the new channel useful (and to prevent it from
> diminishing #cassandra), I propose the following guidelines:
>
> 1. Anyone is free to join; there are no technological restrictions (i.e.
> it's not moderated or invite-only).
>
> 2. On-topic is limited to the development *of* cassandra. Support
> questions (and basically anything else) are off-topic.
>
> 3. If you are found to be off-topic, you'll be kindly redirected to
> #cassandra (which in IMO is already an awesome resource for this).
>
> 4. Answering an off-topic question is considered off-topic. Goto #3 :)
>
> 5. The Cassandra community is an awesome bunch so I can't imagine that
> one or two iterations of #3 wouldn't be enough, but...
>
> 5a. Repeated violation of the on-topic rule may result in additional
> guidelines that specify decreasing levels of kindness and more forceful
> forms of redirection. :)
>
> The rationale for (1) is that this isn't about exclusivity, we're merely
> trying to increase usability. The rationale for (2) through (5a) is that
> there is no value in having two channels unless some distinction is
> enforced.
>
> Comments? Questions?
>
> --
> Eric Evans
> eevans@rackspace.com
>
>


-- 
Chris Goffinet

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