IRC integration


#1

What do you think about setting up IRC integration (announce new Ask Here topics on #mediawiki, and maybe new Site Feedback topics on #wikimedia-devtools)?

There is no IRC plugin for discourse as far as I could find, but the official chat plugin supports Matrix, which has an IRC bridge, so it can be hacked together.


#2

Should be good, it may help to patrol this site easier to detect potential spam earlier, just like we have RC feeds for wikis, etc.


#3

It’s a good idea, I’m very new to this support channel and I may fail to properly monitor it.
Because I have irc notifications in place I think this would greatly help me not to forget to check this site if a question where I could help is posted.


#4

+1 sounds like a good idea.


#5

Filed as T187634.


#6

@qgil could you apply this patch to the discourse-chat-integration plugin while you’re at it?


Upgrading Discourse (this site)
#7

(I moved @Tgr’s post here for better context. “while you’re at it” refers to me upgrading Discourse.)

This is about

@Tgr Sorry, I haven’t applied your patch for several reasons:

  • I don’t know how to do this in a proper git way. This one is the most important. :blush:
  • The discourse-chat-integration plugin has been upgraded as well today, and I wasn’t sure whether your patch was still relevant / functional.
  • I also wondered whether you had sent a pull request to the plugin repository, and if not why.