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Re: [Re: Nomination talks] IRC is unacceptable

On Mon, Dec 14, 1998 at 06:39:21PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > Until Europe has free local calls I will oppose any move to have
> > > important discussions in an area from which we are effectively excluded.
> > 
> > On the same token, irc is a GREAT resource, why should not those who have
> > use of it actually make use of it?  Especially if someone wants to
> Hang on, you just agreed that it shouldn't be used?!

Not to the exclusion of other forms of communication such as direct email
and the lists, no.  But if someone asks for clarification on irc, I will
provide it.  I don't want to have major parts of the discussion there
without advance notice, logging, posting the logs where they can be read,

> I rarely do IRC; I don't read slashdot more than once a month;
> I've never been to freshmeat. I'm beginning to think that to survive
> as a Debian maintainer, or at least to have any input, you have to spend
> every spare moment at those sites. And sorry, I'm just not interested.

I get a daily message from both of these sites and I am an irc person.  I
have the time usually (the past 2 days being an exception)  However I
don't think using any or all of these resources chould be a requirement.

"Shall we play a game?"  -- WOPR

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