My problem with the draft announcement (as I’m reading it now) is that it says too much. Why do we care about talking about Discourse when we’re talking about Matrix? There’s too much going on in this, talking about too many things.
In all the hubbub, it generally fails to clearly talk about chat.fedoraproject.org and the move from IRC to Matrix as the primary real-time/synchronous chat venue. It’s also just kind of unclear about what the reader should do in the end.
So I guess what I’d say about it is: rethink and simplify. What is the exact message we’re trying to convey here? And what should the reader do after reading this article?
Hmm. I did attack it as more of a call-to-action type thing to get people to become more involved with the Fedora Project. And I think when Matrix was launched, Discourse was still pretty new. (Maybe it had been around for a year or so, I’m not sure.) Did we ever do an announcement for Discourse? If not, I don’t really see a problem with advertising both services in the same post. I see them as interoperable and under the same “communications channels at your disposal” umbrella. In any case, I’m not really seeing the problem in being a little more wordy. “Join the conversation” (i.e. the title of the post) is the main theme of the post. That is what we want people to do.
Edit to add: The following sentence is in the second paragraph. I think it is pretty straight-forward.
The second paragraph of the proposed article has been modified to be more explicit about the Matrix space but keep the general “open conversation” topic in the rest of the article.
Is this change adequate? There appears to be a need for a more formal announcement about the fact that the Fedora Project has moved primary communications to Matrix for real time communication. It is inferred in a lot of places but there are a lot of check-off items on Matthew’s list that need to be completed to make this more official (IMHO).