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Bug 694010

Summary: some Discord server should be mentioned in the Handbook
Product: Gentoo Foundation Reporter: theevilskeleton
Component: ProposalsAssignee: Gentoo Board of Trustees <trustees>
Severity: normal CC: jer
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description theevilskeleton 2019-09-11 03:08:10 UTC

There is a Gentoo server in Discord that the Finalizing page doesn't seem to mention. Some Gentoo developers maintain this server, and they and the community help out each other. It would be amazing if you would add the server's link in the page because I have been helped by a lot of awesome people, and so did others. 

Finalizing page that doesn't mention the server:
Gentoo Linux link:

Thank you.

Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-09-11 06:54:56 UTC
(In reply to theevilskely from comment #0)
> There is a Gentoo server in Discord[...]. Some Gentoo developers maintain this server

Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-09-11 07:09:42 UTC
I probably picked the wrong Component, but in light of the gentoo-dev@ discussion, whether to include that Discord service in official media looks like it's a discussion for the Gentoo Foundation (or should be deferred to the Gentoo Council).
Comment 3 Matthew Thode ( prometheanfire ) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-09-11 14:04:08 UTC
They pulled me in last night to talk.  IMO (and I mentioned it to them last night as well), The Discord instance is currently moderated by non-gentoo users.  While developers that join are given moderator rights I don't think it's used much (I know I tend to stick to IRC).  Because of this, I'd consider the Discord instance an unofficial group (as per the name/logo usage guidelines).  They do still have to follow the CoC (as per the name/logo usage guidelines), but atm they are not under the official auspices of Comrel / Proctors.
Comment 4 Alec Warner archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-09-24 02:54:35 UTC
The board voted on this and the motion failed, sorry.

We will produce more clarity on what an official Gentoo communication medium is; hopefully that will help make forward progress here.