[openstack-dev] [tc][all] Do we need a #openstack-tc IRC channel

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Wed May 17 01:01:36 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:13:05PM +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Sean Dague wrote:
> > On 05/16/2017 03:59 PM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >> Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >>> Here we have a clear topic, and TC members need to pay a certain level
> >>> of attention to whatever is said. Mixing it with other community
> >>> discussions (which I have to prioritize lower) just makes it harder to
> >>> pay the right level of attention to the channel. Basically I have
> >>> trouble to see how we can repurpose a general discussion channel into a
> >>> specific group office-hours channel (different topics, different level
> >>> of attention to be paid). Asking people to use a ping list when they
> >>> *really* need to get TC members attention feels like a band-aid.
> >>
> >> To summarize, I fear that using a general development discussion channel
> >> as the TC discussion channel will turn *every* development discussion
> >> into a TC discussion. I don't think that's desirable.
> > 
> > Maybe we have different ideas of what we expect to be the kinds of
> > discussions and asks. What do you think would be in #openstack-tc that
> > would not be appropriate for #openstack-dev, and why?
> It's the other way around. There are (hopefully more and more)
> discussions in #openstack-dev that are noise for anyone watching this
> channel in "TC-office-hours mode" (like a TC member who needs to pay
> attention to what is being said on that channel).
> I prioritize channels based on the attention I need to pay to them. The
> channel used for TC questions / office hours would be at the top of my
> list, so I would rather avoid all the noise we can :)

Same for me. If there is a dedicated -tc channel, then when I see
activity in the channel I would know I need to pay attention.

If it is in -dev, I fear there would be frequent distractions jumping
between channels to see if the activity is relevant to me or not.

> Looking at recent logs from #openstack-dev, I can see it would be a bit
> painful to sort out what is actionable TC stuff from what is long
> general development discussions and random are-you-around pings.
> -- 
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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