[Sugar-devel] Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 24, Issue 36 9Re: how to ask a question)

Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrothal at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 9 17:34:27 EDT 2010

--- On Sat, 10/9/10, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> From: James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>
> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 24, Issue 36 9Re: how to ask a question)
> To: "Yioryos Asprobounitis" <mavrothal at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Sebastian Silva" <sebastian at somosazucar.org>, "David Farning" <dfarning at gmail.com>, sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 4:46 PM
> On 10/10/2010, at 6:10 AM, Yioryos
> Asprobounitis wrote:
> > But IRC although a valuable avenue for certain things,
> directly contradicts the views expressed earlier about the
> value of answering in public vs  private. No? 
> > And yet it is used a lot :-\
> An IRC channel is public, though it requires logging or
> monitoring to ensure this.


I'm sure we can argue semantics for long, but I'll grant you "public".
But a "public" that you can not google, find the answer 6 months lated, or know that ever happened unless you monitor 200 channels and record everything in your server, or transcripts of the channel are posted in (real) public. 
So for the arguments made here is not public. 
An answer in IRC will most likely have the same audience as a personal mail, and likely less trail/record even than a personal mail.
But I'm sure that you know these.
Is there something more to it that I miss :?

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