Communication

We use IRC as our primary communication during summer training and it also a main communication medium for many FOSS projects.

Clients

How to use IRC?

Please read the What is IRC? chapter to learn in details.

Register your nickname

Remember to register your nickname, you can follow this guide.

Rules to follow

Be nice to others.

Always type full English words, no sms speak in any FOSS communications. That means no more ‘u’ or ‘r’, instead type ‘you’ or ‘are’.

Though are few sort forms which are acceptable in IRC.

Short Form Full Form
brb Be right back
iirc If I remember correctly

For more Abbreviations Commonly Used on IRC.

Do not write HTML emails

Please avoid sending HTML emails, in private emails, or to any mailing list. dgplug mailing list will automatically delete any HTML email sent to the list.

We are sure you want to why is it bad? We will discuss more about it during the training.

For now, we give you this tweet.

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How to write plain text email in gmail?

You can mark outgoing emails as plain text emails in the gmail web frontend.

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Mailing list

Please join in our mailing list. Remember not to do top post but only reply inline. To avoid top post use E-mail client (Thunderbird, Evolution).

  • Top post reply:

    Hello,
    
    Please refer to <http://dgplug.org/irclogs/2014/session01-welcomeandcommunication.txt>
    for yesterday's training logs.
    
    The timing of the today's class is 06:30 P.M. (IST).
    
    Bar
    
    -- Foo<foo at gmail.com> wrote:
    > i have missed the yesterday's training class.
    > Where can i get the yesterday class's log?
    > What is the timing of the today's class?
    
  • Inline reply:

    Hello,
    
    -- Foo<foo at gmail.com> wrote:
    > i have missed the yesterday's training class.
    > Where can i get the yesterday class's log?
    
    Please refer to <http://dgplug.org/irclogs/2014/session01-welcomeandcommunication.txt>
    for yesterday's training logs.
    
    > What is the timing of the today's class?
    
    The timing of the today's class is 06:30 P.M. (IST).
    
    Bar
    

Rules for the sessions

  • Do not speak when the session is going on.
  • If you have a question type ! and wait for your turn.
  • Try to come online 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • Address people by their IRC nick.
  • Do not use sir and madam.
  • Do not use SMS language, write full English words.

How to ask a question?

First read this document. Remember to search in DuckDuckGo and then only ask.

More logs to read