New IRC policy suggestion. Whenever the …

New IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on policy suggestion. Whenever the folks at #wordpress send someone over into #wordpress-dev, we send them back, and one or more of us need to bite the bullet and jump back over there and see if we can help.

This has a few advantages. One, people who hover in #wordpress can learn, instead of always sending people our way. Two, we can keep the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development channel clean of chatter — including the logs, which some of us do try to read the scrollback for (I’ve stopped lately, but I used to always make sure I read the logs in full). Three, this then gets logged in the proper channel. Four, we also don’t raise expectations that #wordpress-dev is for general development. If we dip into #wordpress a bit more (I’m going to idle in it now, I think), we’ll have support questions in #wordpress-dev less, and it will increase our productivity.

I know sometimes we like to adopt odd questions and challenges that come into #wordpress-dev — I’m as bad as anyone on this. But after spending an hour (and others before me) and many dozens lines of logs, we discovered that a recent issue came down to a bad APC configuration setting. [last line edited for clarity]