On Fri, 14 May 2021 at 19:51, Senthil Kumaran firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 11:07:12AM -0700, Brett Cannon wrote:
You could launch a poll on discuss.python.org and see if there's a clear winner.
Yes, after hearing some opinions, I plan to do that. Right now, I guess the choices I am thinking are
- No, I am not interested in Chat.
- Focus on #python-dev IRC
- Focus on Zulip. Keep #python-dev for alerts.
Platform + Community (number of votes) might help us come to a consensus.
The problem with this, I think, is that my choice would be
In other words, this isn't a technology problem, it's a people problem. Do enough of the core devs actually *want* to hang out in a chat forum to achieve critical mass and make it worthwhile? Also, what would we talk about? Would it only be for things like "hey, does anybody know how X works, because I'm looking at bpo-xxxx" or would "social" conversations be acceptable? How far would that go? Funny cat videos? I'm half joking, but the truth is that a community is more than just technical questions, but I don't know how many of us would like that sort of community. But conversely, a platform that people simply "pop in to" when they have a question won't last very long.