For a while now, there have been 2 Python chatrooms on Stack Overflow, after a (mis-judged?) rename by a slow-to-respond owner of the original room.
I'm now one of the owners of the new 'Everything Python' room, and balpha made us owners of the old room as well. I asked the original owner for feedback nearly 2 weeks ago on the possibility of a merge of the two rooms, but have received no response.
The consensus among the room regulars is that a merge would be in the best interest of the Python community on SO. The new room has a set of active regulars that I think will drive the community actively and responsibly; there is even a wiki to act as a community notice board in the works.
I know us room owners can move individual messages over between rooms, but that is going to get tedious fast. Can a moderator or SE dev help out here and:
- Move over all messages from the Everything Python room (id 20309) to the Python room (id 6).
- If possible, move over or merge people's favourites from the new to old room, so that they automatically will join the target room in the future?
- If possible, redirect anyone joining the Everything Python room to the old Python room. A big fat notice with link would suffice.
- Freeze the Everything Python room.