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Contributor Monthly Log - June 2021

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At the beginning of a new month, someone from the Contributor group will post a topic providing a summary for discussions that were discussed in the Contributor section during the previous month. This is to allow the community to be more informed and have a better understanding of the Contributor group. If you have any concerns or suggestions that you would like to be brought to the attention of the Contributor group, feel free to message any of the Contributors.


You can find our previous logs here.


Concluded Discussions

These topics are concluded and are no longer being discussed. If you have any concerns about the conclusion of these topics, feel free to send a message and I'll see what I can do to help you.


Appeal against decisions to block xat access in Turkey


xat.com is currently blocked in Turkey due to their government's social media laws. A member of the group suggested xat admins try to appeal the block via the Turkish legal process. This may help boost the number of Turkish users on the website. xat Admins have now been contacted, but as we thought the process is likely to be too risky and costly, so it is very doubtful the idea will proceed further.


Ongoing Discussions

These topics are currently ongoing. If you would like to offer feedback and/or suggestions, feel free to send me a message, and I'd be happy to convey it to the rest of the group. You can also post a comment if you would like to offer feedback and/or suggestions.


Annual xat Feedback form


A discussion has been opened in the Contributors group about user feedback, following xLaming's recent topic in the Suggestions section. Initial ideas at this stage include creating a survey to obtain general comments about xat, and then creating a balance sheet and analyzing statistics from the results. Currently, there is a Google Form on Feedback chat linked within their bot's autowelcome message for users to provide constructive feedback or suggestions, but this new survey could be much more expanded and ask for general opinions as well as ideas to improve xat. This survey could be open for a trial period of time and eventually be closed if it does not work as intended. A key message would be that users' responses will be used to help Contributors better represent xat communities and eventually will be transferred to xat Admins upon positive review by Contributors.


Adding new audies to xat


Last month, a member of the group suggested we add more audies to the xat audies list. Audies are sound effects on the chat that can be added to messages, e.g. #explosion. The current list of audies has not changed for a long time, and new audies could freshen things up. It was also suggested to add a sounds tab to the user dialogue menu (opened via the 8-ball icon on chats), which allows previews for sounds. The discussion is continuing.


Help chats on auto-promotion


It was proposed that either all help chats should be eligible for auto-promotion, provided they are active and well managed, or all help chats should be removed from auto-promotion. This change would be for fairness reasons, although one Contributor suggested communities should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis rather than making a broad decision for all. The possibility of banner advertisements to promote specific chats was also raised, thanks to Bob_'s idea in April's Monthly Log. Our discussion is ongoing.


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