They expect for people to be in that room chatting.
Most of the rooms we've chosen to close - including most of the world language rooms - are extremely inactive, with less than 5 messages a day on average.
Over time, even a semi-inactive chatroom will become completely inactive. This means trading some specialized topics (for example, Curriculum Development) for related but broader topics (Contributors).
As the great Yogi Berra said, "No one goes there anymore.
It's too crowded." I expect this will only affect a few key rooms, such as gitter.im/freecodecamp/freecodecamp and gitter.im/freecodecamp/help, which are common places where new campers arrive before moving into the more specialized rooms.
If you have any feedback on this transition, or questions, please reply to this post.
You forgot to include https://github.com/Free Code Camp/Free Code Camp/issues/8418 in the warnings in all channels, as I proposed.
We will continue to offer a long tail of topics to discuss, but a chatroom is a poor medium for low-volume messages. So we are archiving a vast majority of these semi-inactive and completely inactive rooms.
We started a public discussion of this back in May.This happens because the channels wheren't really pretty well «checked» (the decision was already taken). That is also a community breaker and a bad decision from my perspective. And very, very bad taken, with zero communication with the affected people, the community.I wouldn't call «Public conversation» to an issue deeply hidden in the Issue tracker. It puts before people that even isn't in the community or that are there out or curiosity and will left soon, than people that are already deep in the community. The community is treated like a customer: the new maybe customer is treated great, while the regular customer is forgotten and not so important.We hope that these discussions can move to this forum, where there is an expectation that it will take hours - or days - to get a response.Regarding you observation about the overcrowding of rooms, this is generally a self-correcting phenomenon.So you left that people without knowing anything, blind.