[Haskell-cafe] hackagebot future ?

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Wed Dec 28 10:09:18 UTC 2016

Am 28.12.2016 um 03:51 schrieb Jay Sulzberger:
> Perhaps one could send a signal to hackagebot telling it to not
> send announcements,

If one person requests a list, then others might be annoyed because of 
the noise; moving from push to pull is not a solution for noise.

If announcements are to be curated, a bot could be made to post 
something only on request.
Maybe one could integrate a one-line text input field on the upload page 
on Hackage:
   In-chat announcement (why is this upload noteworthy?): [______]

 > or perhaps to queue 'em up and then send a
 > batch when requested.
 > Or maybe have the bot just send a pointer
> to today's web page with all of today's announcements, neatly
> laid out.

The value of chat is that it is instant. For other delivery modes, other 
media are easier to use:
- A mailing list for batched updates.
- A web page for people who prefer to pull info when they want it.

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