[uf-discuss] IRC Meetups?

Frances Berriman frances.berriman at v-2.uk.com
Mon Jul 10 00:53:30 PDT 2006

I think I'd attend IRC "meetups" if there was a particular topic planned
to be discussed that was of interest or I'd learn from.  However, now
that the channel has been brought to my attention, I will probably start
using it as a matter of course, just to stay more in the loop (I have no
idea how active it is, but I think if it is active, and lots of
interesting/thought-provoking topics on MF come up, it would be
nice/fair/useful to keep logs and publish them, even if the not-so
relevant areas are edited out).

This is OT, vaguely, but are any Microformateers attending the WSG
meetup on Friday (London)?  You know.. tactile, real life. ;)



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Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] IRC Meetups?

On Jul 9, 2006, at 6:58 PM, Brian Suda wrote:

> If the community atlarge is not interested, then that's ok we can drop
> this idea. So far there hasn't been any feedback either way. My
> thoughts are that this is just another tool in our arsenal to help
> microformats move forward.

I like the idea of getting more people involved in the IRC  
discussions.  To that end, I have two ideas:

1) Make the IRC transcripts subscribe-able.  I've done that here:


That should at the end of each day with only the non-bot messages  
from the IRC transcript, for quick skimming.

2) Make the IRC room more visible on the /discuss page by moving it  
up higher on the page.  The discussion list, the IRC room, and the  
blog are all suitable for the same broad audience, and might work  
better grouped together at the top of the page with the more  
technical lists below.

I also mentioned on IRC that I think many of the people who should be  
involved in these discussions have never used IRC, and Brian  
suggested we make a page listing IRC clients for people new to IRC,  
which I think is a good idea.


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