I’m not sure how much usage people here make of the IRC channel, but I’m in the process of registering Manjaro as a group with Freenode. This gives us much better control over the current IRC channel and all top-level #manjaro* room names.
There are two potential changes that I’d like to run past the community first.
Currently, all IRC chat is logged to http://echelog.com/?manjaro . This can be useful as reference, but is discouraged in the Freenode channel guidelines.
Question 1: Should we maintain logging?
- Yes, logging is useful
- No, we don’t need it/shouldn’t have it
Registered-only main channel
#archlinux, among other channels, only allows registered nicks in the channel, and bounce unregistered nicks to a “staging” channel with instructions. This means, for example, moderation is possible (and will reduce spam and other unwanted behaviour), but adds an extra step for new users instead of easily jumping straight onto IRC via a web client.
Question 2: should #manjaro be for registered-nicks only?
To begin with, please keep discussion in this thread about these two points.
We can add other suggestions and discussion once these two points are resolved.
Three against registration, ambivalent about logging.