[Interest] Android IRC channels
mitch.curtis at qt.io
Thu Dec 13 10:03:09 CET 2018
> -----Original Message-----
> From: André Pönitz <apoenitz at t-online.de>
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 8:43 PM
> To: Mitch Curtis <mitch.curtis at qt.io>
> Cc: interest at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Android IRC channels
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 07:45:58AM +0000, Mitch Curtis wrote:
> > We have #necessitas for Android discussion,
> > and I remember #qtforandroid was recently created after the spam
> > attacks. Today I learned we also have #qt-android.
> #qt-android has been the hideout during the spam attack.
> I was not aware of #qtforandroid until today.
> > Can we please settle on one channel [...]
> * Channel #necessitas modes: +cnt
> * Channel #necessitas created on Wed Apr 27 06:39:36 2011
> 20 users
> * Channel #qt-android modes: +ns
> * Channel #qt-android created on Thu Aug 17 06:42:20 2017
> 16 users
> * Channel #qtforandroid modes: +cnrt
> * Channel #qtforandroid created on Fri Aug 31 09:15:36 2018
> 1 user
> #necessitas wins by age, population and openness. A potential problem
> there is the lack of an operator as seen during the attack, in which case #qt-
> android is a reasonable alternative to keep around.
necessitas is not a very good or memorable name for "Qt for Android". Being apparently susceptible to spam attacks doesn't sound great either.
Regardless of which one we choose: why don't we decide as a community to settle on one? Is there a reason to have three or even two for the same purpose?
> > and I'll add it to the Wiki ?
> > People looking for help don't benefit from having three fragmented
> > channels for discussion.
> >  https://wiki.qt.io/Online_Communities
> There was no fragmentation this morning. #necessitas was the only channel
> listed in the wiki. Someone added #qtforandroid in the mean time, which
> now has been replaced by a recommendation to use #qt-android.
So what you're saying is... there is no fragmentation if people aren't aware of the other two duplicate channels?
In that case, the best course of action would be continue having 2-3 channels and remove all but one from the Wiki. I'm starting to get the hang of this now... does this also work for documentation? Users don't need to know it if we don't add it to the docs? This actually explains a lot. :)
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