[erlang-questions] New IRC Channel: #erlang-otp

Kevin A. Smith kevin@REDACTED
Wed Jul 29 23:44:38 CEST 2009

The problem is a social one, I think. There are a few people on  
#erlang who come across as pretty hostile, especially to newbies. I  
personal know of at least 8 experienced Erlangers who avoid the  
channel because of the environment there. There's no clear op on the  
channel so no real ability to fix the issue, at least as far as I can  

Me and a few others decided that creating a new channel was the only  
way to route around the problem. Our hope is that the channel will  
provide a more friendly IRC face for the community and give people a  
place to hang out and exchange ideas and get help.

On Jul 29, 2009, at 5:34 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Kevin A.
> Smith<kevin@REDACTED> wrote:
>> * Have an Erlang question you need answered quick?
>> * Wishing you had a friendly place to hang out online with other  
>> Erlangers?
>> * Tired of either the silence or trolling on #erlang?
> What's the motivation?
> Is #erlang owned by someone else and we can't control moderation?
> Or is that we wanted to have second and different channel?
>> If you answered yes to any of these consider hanging out in #erlang- 
>> otp, the
>> friendly Erlang IRC channel. Erlang newbies are especially welcome!
> #erlang-otp on freenode (irc.freenode.net)
> before anyone asks :)

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