[openstack-dev] [all] Cleaning up inactive meetbot channels

Amy Marrich amy at demarco.com
Wed Jul 19 20:15:51 UTC 2017

Sorry to see the Diversity channel go as we really need to get the Working
Group back up and running but it never was really high volume.


On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> For those who are unaware, Freenode doesn't allow any one user to
> /join more than 120 channels concurrently. This has become a
> challenge for some of the community's IRC bots in the past year,
> most recently the "openstack" meetbot (which not only handles
> meetings but also takes care of channel logging to
> eavesdrop.openstack.org and does the nifty bug number resolution
> some people seem to like).
> I have run some rudimentary analysis and come up with the following
> list of channels which have had fewer than 10 lines said by anyone
> besides a bot over the past three months:
>     #craton
>     #openstack-api
>     #openstack-app-catalog
>     #openstack-bareon
>     #openstack-cloudpulse
>     #openstack-community
>     #openstack-cue
>     #openstack-diversity
>     #openstack-gluon
>     #openstack-gslb
>     #openstack-ko
>     #openstack-kubernetes
>     #openstack-networking-cisco
>     #openstack-neutron-release
>     #openstack-opw
>     #openstack-pkg
>     #openstack-product
>     #openstack-python3
>     #openstack-quota
>     #openstack-rating
>     #openstack-solar
>     #openstack-swauth
>     #openstack-ux
>     #openstack-vmware-nsx
>     #openstack-zephyr
> I have a feeling many of these are either no longer needed, or what
> little and infrequent conversation they get used for could just as
> easily happen in a general channel like #openstack-dev or #openstack
> or maybe in the more active channel of their parent team for some
> subteams. Who would miss these if we ceased logging/using them? Does
> anyone want to help by asking around to people who might not see
> this thread, maybe by popping into those channels and seeing if any
> of the sleeping denizens awaken and say they still want to keep it
> around?
> Ultimately we should improve our meetbot deployment to support
> sharding channels across multiple bots, but that will take some time
> to implement and needs volunteers willing to work on it. In the
> meantime we're running with the meetbot present in 120 channels and
> have at least one new channel that desires logging and can't get it
> until we whittle that number down.
> --
> Jeremy Stanley
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