On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 10:37 +0100, Thierry Carrez wrote: > Right. You can't prevent occasional private discussions and pings, and > you shouldn't. It's when you encourage and officialize them (by for > example creating a channel for them) that things start to go bad.
Yes, that's very bad. Private IRC channels are a bad habit that reinforces a bad, anti-social behavior. And IRC is mostly a habit: I join tens of channels but I regularly read one or two. Most people I know have similar habits. Private conversations are a fact of life but in OpenStack space they should be the *exception*, created when needed and destroyed after the crisis. I have private conversations all the time: they are about specific individuals, include sensitive data, legal issues that cannot be diffused and similar. I create a private channel or a PM for that conversation only. I don't hang out with others in a private channel: that's a very bad habit. if you have a private channel you hangout there, you'll read that channel, share jokes on that and will eventually throw in there topics to discuss that are perfectly safe to discuss publicly.
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