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I'd like to request the creation of a mailing list for IRC operators of wikipedia/wikimedia related channels for better coordination and discussion among all ops. Not all ops are always on IRC and so sometimes miss stuff that might be of use for them. I'd suggest "irc-ops" as a possible name.



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:51 AM
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Barras created this task.Sep 30 2012, 6:08 PM

Do you envision this as more of an announce list or a discussion list?

And would the archives (and the list itself, I guess) be considered public or private?

It will be used for both, as I said above "for better coordination and discussion
among all ops".

The list and also the archives will be private.

Thehelpfulonewiki wrote:

By all ops, do you mean every op that currently has access to #wikimedia-ops-internal or only the 'big' channels?

Mailing lists are interesting. For wiki purposes, private lists can be nice because the wiki offers no alternative outlet for private discussion among a subset of people. With IRC, on the other hand, it's trivial to create a private talking space (and in fact, a few channels already exist for this purpose). The benefits of the asynchronous nature of mailing lists can't be overlooked, of course, though. There's precedent for nearly any kind of Wikimedia mailing list, so I can't really say I oppose the creation of this list, I'm just sharing my thoughts.

I suppose this list would need moderators. Did you have anyone in mind? And I guess they'll be the ones in charge of mapping IRC ops to e-mail addresses?

Thehelpfulonewiki wrote:

I've received approval to create this list from Philippe. IRC-Ops List created, set Barras as the initial list admin, with standard private list settings (private archives, hidden from list directory, confirm and approve membership).