LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
Password
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
lq irc channel?


I was wondering if someone set up a linuxquestions.org chat channel for people to ... chat. Having so many members on the boards it must be a nice place to meet people.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Nope, never going to happen and explained many many times. Try searching to find our reasons why.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey trickykid, I searched the boards before asking the question (ofcourse) but had tons of results asking about irc in general. Also googling did not help.

I think the main reason would be that people would use it to have a problem answered, and thats why we have the boards here, instead of using it to 'socialize'.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Quote:
Originally posted by rafc
Hey trickykid, I searched the boards before asking the question (ofcourse) but had tons of results asking about irc in general. Also googling did not help.

I think the main reason would be that people would use it to have a problem answered, and thats why we have the boards here, instead of using it to 'socialize'.
That's one of the reasons we don't want or will officially make one. When people post here, its recorded, backed up and anyone can search for answers to questions already asked.

On IRC, they are not recorded, we don't want to have responsibility of having an operator always on IRC for trolls, etc as the forums keep us busy enough.

And not sure what you searched for but I found these:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&highlight=IRC

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&highlight=IRC

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&highlight=IRC

And those are just from within the last year, usually asked probably 2 times a year.. etc.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:20 AM   #5
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,628

Rep: Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658Reputation: 2658
Drew is correct, but I'd like to add (as many other people have commented) that many times you will receive an answer to a question on LQ almost instantly, which is why many people think they need an IRC channel.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-14-2004, 03:14 PM   #6
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I see why it would be a bad idea. I would hate it if people started asking questions there instead of on the board. An irc channel is often a fun place to meet the people irc (in real communication ), but a help chat would ruin that.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 12:52 AM   #7
Rico16135
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Texas, USA
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, SuSE 9.1
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
well what about an irc just to socialize with LQ members? I'm sure if questions were asked, mods could redirect them.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:06 AM   #8
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Quote:
Originally posted by Rico16135
well what about an irc just to socialize with LQ members? I'm sure if questions were asked, mods could redirect them.
I wish it were that easy. Just like I mentioned before, having an operator on IRC 24/7 to redirect would be near impossible at times. The mods and Jeremy have full time jobs, a life, etc, watching over an IRC channel for such activities is just really out of the question. Plus there are plenty of other channels available, even to get technical questions asked. Its just not a responsibility any moderator or Jeremy want to endure at this time, etc. No one is stopping anyone from LQ to go and participate in any of the existing IRC channels already available.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:34 AM   #9
Rico16135
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Texas, USA
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, SuSE 9.1
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
no I wasn't suggesting that they could, I totally understand that. I just figured an irc would increase the sense of community, but just a thought.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:40 AM   #10
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Quote:
Originally posted by Rico16135
I just figured an irc would increase the sense of community, but just a thought.
That's what the mindless, dumb and pointless forum called General is for..
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
irc channel xushi Programming 3 06-23-2004 12:33 PM
IRC Channel leeman_s LQ Suggestions & Feedback 2 08-25-2003 02:07 PM
IRC channel NSKL General 3 10-06-2002 12:56 PM
IRC channel for Linuxquestions Jasutinsama Linux - General 3 02-23-2002 04:33 PM
best IRC channel? bluecadet Linux - General 1 01-17-2002 02:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration