On Fri, 14 May 2021 at 21:18, Senthil Kumaran email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 08:53:13PM +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
The problem with this, I think, is that my choice would be
- Whichever one people actually used
That's self-referencing, and unsolvable.
It is, but it's true nevertheless. I suppose I'd have to abstain in that case. Would an "I'd be happy to have a chat platform but don't care which one" option defeat the purpose?
In other words, this isn't a technology problem, it's a people problem.
Both. I didn't suggest this is technology problem. We, have to choose one as per majority convenience.
Fair enough. That suggests that abstaining is the right answer for people without a preference, I guess.
Do enough of the core devs actually *want* to hang out in a chat forum to achieve critical mass and make it worthwhile?
Yes, that's why the choice exist that "We don't want any chat platform".
OK, as long as you don't also assume that abstention means "not interested in chat".
Also, what would we talk about?
Just as #python-dev or #python, but more constrained to committer discussions.
Sorry, I don't use IRC so that doesn't help much (maybe that suggests I should have said my preference is "anything except IRC" :-)) Although the reason I never really did much with IRC was that it seemed a bit too focused on the drop-in "hey, can anyone help" type of interaction. So if that's a fair assessment then I can go with that (and in that case I'd revise my vote to "not interested", as I probably wouldn't stay logged onto a chat system if it was limited to that type of conversation).