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

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Thu Jul 30 00:16:05 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Kevin A.
Smith<> wrote:
> 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 tell.

I don't know freenode's policies but I think we can fix the issues
if someone with an @erlang.org/@erix.ericsson address contacts the
freenode admins/ops.

BTW, do you have any plans how to keep the climate in the new
channel healthy besides banning/kicking?

> 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.

The pragmatic approach might be the right thing to do at the moment :).

> --Kevin
> On Jul 29, 2009, at 5:34 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Kevin A.
>> Smith<> 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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