- #kubernetes-dev has largely not been used by contributors, and has been off-topic
- Attempts from slack admins to moderate and keep it on topic have required a high level of effort and it hasn't really boosted the contributor communication in channel
- Slack admins would like to rename the channel to something like #contributor-discussions to direct people to the correct channel
The #kubernetes-dev Slack channel is intended to be a channel where we can have general discussion about the upstream project, the Slack equivalent of this mailing list. Instead, it has largely become another #kubernetes-users or #kubernetes-novice with people popping in thinking the channel is for ANY "kubernetes development" questions.
This has, frankly, led many contributors to just mute and ignore the channel.
At this time, the Slack admins believe the best course of action is to rename the channel to something like #contributor-discussions to help direct people to the right channel.
With that, what are your thoughts? Would you use the "kubernetes-dev" slack channel again if it could be more focused?
- Bob, on behalf of the Slack admins and SIG ContribEx