IRC channel/Phase 2

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Managing traffic in #haskell


The #haskell is such a busy that we're moving away from our core principles of being newbie friendly.

It is now not uncommon to hear or see newbie questions go unanswered.


We want to reduce non-newbie question related traffic, so that we again achieve maximum newbie friendliness.


  • Create a 'deep' channel for in-depth hard topics
    • this channel shall be a subet of #haskell users (old hands mostly, and theory heads)
    • those people should also say in #haskell to answer questions
  • Deep / hard topics should move into this channel ,to make way for newbie traffic in #haskell
  • lambdabot and other noisy services will be monitored and have non-newbie related content reduced.


We monitor success by how much we reduce traffic, without reducing newbies

We must also be careful to ensure there's a clear path for new users into the -advanced chan.