I'd be loathe to gag @tdih, because it's educational and only gets called once or twice a day, but that's me.
@blockparty is pretty spammy, as is @alpha
Also @urbandict is probably the most offensive command.
On Jan 17, 2013, at 3:12 PM, Adam Wead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At the risk of opening a can 'o worms, there are others that utilize the invective:
> @ana can sometimes return offensive phrases. Sadly, it's one of the channel's favorites, so I'm reluctant to put it on the (temporary) chopping block.
> On Jan 17, 2013, at 2:35 PM, Bill Dueber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'd like to propose that zoia (the IRC bot that provides help and
>> entertainment in the #code4lib IRC channel) have some of its normal plugins
>> disabled during conf. With three or four times as many people online during
>> conference, things can get out of hand.
>> Lots of zoia plugins can be useful during conference; I'm mostly thinking
>> of stuff whose utility is suspect and whose output covers several lines.
>> Some examples:
>> - @mf
>> - @cast
>> - @tdih
>> - @sing
>> The goal, really, is to try and turn the firehose that the IRC channel
>> becomes into something at least plausibly manageable in realtime.
>> I can also make a case for things that newbies will just find confusing
>> (chef, takify, etc.) or offensive (@forecast, @mf again) but I'll let
>> others potentially make that case.
>> Bill Dueber
>> Library Systems Programmer
>> University of Michigan Library
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