[Mageia-dev] So?

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 29 15:25:53 CEST 2010

2010/9/29 Gustavo Giampaoli <giampaoli.gustavo at gmail.com>:
> IMHO that wiki is to "slow". IRC is too "real time". MLs are the right
> mix between both. With MLs you have enough time to think and write
> your idea very clear. And is fast enough to have lot of answers in a
> few minutes.

May I emphasize your point about IRC:
IRC has one major drawback. All information, ideas, opinions given on
IRC are only available to those people who are present in the moment
when such ideas, opinions and informations are given/discussed. All
other people (the vast majority) is not present, even dedicated IRC
users are not online 24/7.

So IMHO important issues should never be discussed on IRC, less
somebody posts related excerpts on the mailing list related to the

IRC is good for short question/answer communication to solve a problem
at hand, IRC is good for scheduled meetings of not too large groups
(8-10 participants to the max to be productive). But it is not suited
for overall discussions you may want to refer to a couple of days


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