[Bf-committers] Potentially moving from IRC to Blender.Chat

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Tue Apr 30 16:18:35 CEST 2019


Well.... the irc channel is still active and has advantages as well. Not 
everyone wishes to move either. Before officially moving over I'd like 
to see a good agreement in place how to keep the chat channels friendly 
and troll free.

- Are there good options to manage trolls and bans? If so, can we find a 
24/7 coverage of moderators or 'ops' to manage channels?



Ton Roosendaal - ton at blender.org - www.blender.org
Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
Buikslotermeerplein 161, 1025 ET Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On 29/04/2019 18:57, Brecht Van Lommel wrote:
> Hi all,
> A lot of people been testing this for two weeks now, and most developer
> discussion has already moved to blender.chat. Feedback from developers is
> very positive.
> I propose to make it the official Blender chat channel, which would mean:
> * Update links on blender.org to point to
> blender.chat/channel/blender-coders as the main channel, with IRC as
> secondary.
> * Weekly meetings would take place on blender.chat.
> * The IRC channel would remain but clearly point to blender.chat in the
> topic as the main channel.
> * Blender developers can still use IRC, but it's optional and over time
> likely few will remain active there.
> If anyone has objections or concerns, please let us know. If not, we can
> confirm this officially.
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM dr. Sybren A. Stüvel <sybren at stuvel.eu>
> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> Last week during the Homestretch Sprint at the Blender Institute we
>> discussed the visibility of Blender development. One of the things we
>> want to improve is the clarity of decision making and visibility of
>> discussions between developers. Since IRC is getting less and less known
>> to new developers, we thought we might move the blendercoders channel to
>> blender.chat (which is a web-based chat system).
>> Of course we first want to have a few weeks to try it out and see if we
>> really like it. So, head over to
>> https://blender.chat/channel/blender-coders, log in with your Blender ID
>> account, and chat away!
>> If you have any issues, please let me know in a private mail or via
>> blender.chat.
>> Just for clarity: we will only move away from IRC if there is
>> considerable support for this move.
>> Best,
>> --
>> Sybren A. Stüvel
>> https://stuvelfoto.nl/
>> https://stuvel.eu/
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