[Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

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Should we merge the IRC channel?

Poll ended at 15 May 2017, 11:19

Yes, let's unite the channel!
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94%
No, just keep them separated
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6%
 
Total votes: 18
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[Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

15 Apr 2017, 11:19

Hello,
As most of you already know, AutoHotkey community has multiple platforms to discuss things and socialize together.
We have Forum, Webinar, IRC, etc. Today I want to bring up the IRC platform.
Currently, there are two channels there, #ahk and #ahkscript.
Originally there's only 1 channel, the #ahk, but when the community got split into 2 parts, the IRC channel got split too.

Now the AHK community has reunited and from my point of view, there's no point to keep 2 IRC channels anymore.
So my proposal here is to close/redirect one of these channels and just use one.
But if I remembered correctly, #ahk channel was registered using Polyethene's email address, but I'm not sure.

If the result is a Yes, we will plan to phase-out (close/redirect) the other channel (#ahk / #ahkscript / #autohotkey / etc) after a period of time.
If the result is a No, there will be no change on the IRC channels, we will keep those channels alive.

We need your voice, so please cast your vote!
(The voting will be closed in 30 days)
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

15 Apr 2017, 12:56

just to clarify:
#ahk was split into #ahkscript, "just in case". during all the Polyethene drama and when we made ahkscript.org. he owned (created) #ahk and he could have closed it/deleted it without any warning. He has not been on IRC in forever so his ownership has now expired (it did a couple years ago, probably). So now we are left with 2 active ahk channels, mostly the same users.
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

15 Apr 2017, 15:43

So you're saying the merge should be not an issue at all? That's good.

EDIT: just started trying out the AHK Discord... very nice! :+1:
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

15 Apr 2017, 18:30

yes, #ahk only

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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

22 May 2017, 13:02

It has been done.
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

23 May 2017, 05:56

Cool yo ;)
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

23 May 2017, 10:21

joedf wrote:Cool yo ;)

there's still one issue which I believe you tried fixing years ago:
09:58 -ChanServ- Information on #ahk:
09:58 -ChanServ- Founder : freenode-staff
09:58 -ChanServ- Successor : freenode-staff
09:58 -ChanServ- Registered : Mar 13 21:45:39 2008 (9y 10w 2d ago)
09:58 -ChanServ- Mode lock : +ntg-isrlkj
09:58 -ChanServ- URL : http://www.autohotkey.net/
09:58 -ChanServ- Email : titan@autohotkey.net
09:58 -ChanServ- Flags : SECURE KEEPTOPIC GUARD
09:58 -ChanServ- *** End of Info ***

Someone (Raccoon/Wayward) suggested an idea:
[17-05-22 19:56:29] Wayward : they'll just ask to prove the project website and/or github indicates you/whoever in this channel is the project's freenode group contact.
[17-05-22 19:57:08] RUNIE : tidbit: did I add too much bloom? http://i.imgur.com/8hrfMeD.jpg
[17-05-22 19:57:32] Wayward : ie. http://www.autohotkey.com/freenode.txt - "With regards to freenode IRC, user 'tidbit' is our project's GC (Group Contact). Have fun!"

Except don't use me :P I don't want to be founder. GeekDude said he wouldn't mind. maybe even you, joedf (there can be more than 1).

Probably give basic info in the .txt like:

Code: [Select all] [Download] GeSHi © Codebox Plus

Site: https://autohotkey.com
Github: https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L
Founders: GeekDude, BigVent, ChalamiuS
IRC channel: #ahk
IRC network: freenode



edit: found multiple willing people.
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

23 May 2017, 18:06

great work. I think I can add tank, but im not sure of his irc username... do you know it?
http://www.autohotkey.com/freenode.txt

I guess after, we just have to notify them. :+1:
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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

09 Oct 2017, 15:08

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Re: [Vote] IRC Channel Merge Proposal

09 Oct 2017, 15:19

wait.. skeski is you? damn kk ;)

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