How to build a good community on an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel?
<det> Khmar: #python used to be very friendly, it seems to be suffering the same fate as #debian <kensanata> what would that be? <kensanata> too many people? <kensanata> unfriendly oldbies? <det> all of the above!
An IRC channel usually has the following properties:
There are many other properties such as having voice, a known host or IP per user, various servers, nick registration, etc. These properties are not really relevant to building a good community. If you disagree, remove them from this paragraph and add a pattern below.