[maemo-community] Quick stats on voter lists

From: gary liquid liquid at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 15 16:17:18 EEST 2008

doing a google search for: maemo dneary

On the first page, there  are 4 out of 10 results pointing to irc.


Its important and googlable - its a primary collaboration point that a wiki
or forum cannot beat.
Sure, the wiki and forum make information last forever and are formatted
better, but underestimating the importantance of irc is a mistake.

The #maemo channel is not offtopic most of the time, we rarely get trolls
and tend to keep the banter related to the topic at hand and those active
partipants gain knowledge that a threaded forum cannot achieve.


On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> David Greaves wrote:
> > not sure if you're serious - but IMHO it's the most 'org'-ish part of
> maemo.org
> > and makes the difference between a dry community and a human one.
> Don't get me wrong, I like IRC too, and Jabber, and twitter and jaiku,
> and all of the other low-cost real time communication forums we have now.
> > It's also where I've had a lot of issues resolved (and hopefully resolved
> one or
> > two for others).
> What I have a problem with is its ephemeral nature - things which get
> said in IRC are exposed to a dozen or two people who are on the channel
> & awake at the time. As a forum for "doing stuff" I think it's extremely
> bad. As a way to get to know people, it's great. As a way to get past
> little blockages, great too. But all that knowledge is essentially lost
> to the community because it's not in searchable archives the way the
> mailing list is.
> As such, and since, as you point out, 90% of what happens on IRC is "a
> lot of OT stuff", if we're making a measure of community activity (by
> which I mean "doing stuff" I don't think we should be taking IRC into
> account.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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