This is true. There aren't always people online. The channel
seems to see random flurries of activity, but usually when someone
asks something in #netbsd, an answer quickly follows (as long as
someone knows the answer).
There are a handful of channel regulars (I won't mention names)
who can be a bit abrasive. It's unfortunate when only one of
those will respond to questions.
I haven't seen truly NSFW discussion that often. Feel free to tell
people to take that discussion elsewhere when you notice it, though!
It's part of our responsibility as channel regulars to keep the
discussion on track, or at least within acceptable parameters.
Don't leave it to channel operators, there are only a few and we're
not always online.
Agreed. It's part of our de facto "live and let live" policy.
Generally the atmosphere is very friendly and I always feel it's
a place where people should feel welcome. I also think you're
doing a great job at that with your friendly personal "welcome"
messages, Andy :)
But perhaps we've been too lenient towards some people. It's also
important that complaints are forwarded to channel operators, so
that they are aware of this and can take action.
Indeed. It's happened in the past with agressive trolls.
Peter (aka sjamaan on freenode)