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Is this a good place to ask questions? MathematicalOrchid 15:30, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

not yet at least. try the #haskell irc channel on freenode which is usually manned by at least a few very helpfull people. alternatively try the haskell-cafe mailing list --Johannes Ahlmann 12:29, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
I tried the IRC channel. 300+ people and nobody speaking. Not very helpful. MathematicalOrchid 13:23, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Try again. The channel is quite active, so active it's even distracting. If you don't believe me, check the channel logs for yourself. Besides, maybe now with conferences over, you'll have better luck. -- kowey 19:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

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Not wishing to belabour the point, but I did spend over an hour in that channel. Several people came in and asked perfectly reasonably questions, but were greeted only by absolute silence... (Search the logs. My name is in there... somewhere.) MathematicalOrchid 22:10, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

When was this? -- kowey 23:56, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Much to my irritation, it appears that ChatZilla doesn't keep track of such information. I know it was probably in November 2006 sometime... but that's a lot of searching to do. I did check my diary, but apparently I didn't write it down there either. Oh well. MathematicalOrchid 15:48, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Drop by the channel. You must have visited during a quiet period. The mailing list is also a better place for this kind of discussion that the wiki. There's maybe 5 people reading this page, but several thousand on the mailing list... Dons 10:49, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm not keen on mailing lists. Too many people talking across each other about totally unrelated topics. It's too difficult to untangle all the threads. I prefer NNTP or web forums...
You might like the gmane interface to Haskell Cafe, in that case. It even works with news readers: nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe
Can't offer much else in the way of help. You seem quite invested in the idea that the channel will be useless to you, despite all claims and evidence to the contrary. Too bad. Despite your single experience, it is quite a wonderful resource. -- kowey 16:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)