Perhaps we should investigate a migration to matrix. We can bridge with irc so the move would be 100% transparent to existing users.
- This has been discussed multiple times and no consensus could be reached but Matrix already runs a freenode bridge: https://matrix.org/blog/2015/06/22/the-matrix-org-irc-bridge-now-bridges-all-of-freenode
- But there would be no "migration" in either case, irc will stay.
- Namarrgon (talk) 18:55, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
- Even if irc will stay for some users, I think there should be a noticeable mention of a Matrix channel. I added the Matrix article to related, but for some reason it was removed as unrelated by Alad. Then maybe just create a link to this article from main page? Because IRC channels are discoverable, while Matrix are not. I did not even know about existence of that channel, before I knew that Matrix exists and then intentionally searched if the Arch Linux channel exists.
- Ashark (talk) 13:37, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
- Arch runs its own Matrix homeserver with IRC bridges for team members, but I don't think you're talking about this. I think the best way to make the options more discoverable would be to improve Matrix, List of applications/Internet#IRC clients and List of applications/Internet#Matrix clients somehow. — Lahwaacz (talk) 10:42, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Channels list ordered alphabetically
I just edited a bit the channels lists to apply alphabetic order of the channels name. While translating to Portuguese, I felt that the international channels list being order by language name would not help much the translationg, as the translated language names 1) would make no sense in alphabetic order as they can have another leading letter (e.g. Czech -> Tcheco, in Portuguese), or 2) would require reordering the translated language names which would make harder to keep the translated synchronized with the original page.
PR: waiting after asking a question
As per request to not edit directly, but discuss in the talk page, I propose the following change.
You are expected to familiarize yourself with our [[Code of conduct]] and [[General guidelines#IRC]] before joining any of the official channels. For a list of commonly used abbreviations, see [[Arch terminology]] and [http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/abbreviations.html IRC Jargon].
After asking a question, please wait a bit. There may be no person to answer instantly. The chat is a low traffic medium and at times no one speaks even for a hour. You are expected to familiarize yourself with our [[Code of conduct]] and [[General guidelines#IRC]] before joining any of the official channels. For a list of commonly used abbreviations, see [[Arch terminology]] and [http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/abbreviations.html IRC Jargon].
- Sounds good to me, while we're on the subject I don't see any link to Asking smart questions here or on General guidelines, it might be a good addition too? --Erus Iluvatar (talk) 06:19, 2 November 2022 (UTC)