Karen, I don't think there's any way we could do that. zoia is just another participant in the channel, just like you or I would be, so it's exactly like interacting with another person.
And one thing that I think is *somewhat* important to note before we give zoia the bum's rush or something before the conference, it's worth pointing out that zoia (and zoia's predecessor, panizzi) predates the conference and, in fact, presented at the first one:
I don't mind gagging some of the noisier plugins (or I really like the idea of a @timeout plugin that shuts people off from zoia for a specified time period), but zoia is a pretty central code4lib character.
Also, we generally ritually clear the karma database at the very end of the conference, which would be weird if zoia wasn't invited.
On Jan 18, 2013, at 10:36 AM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bill, I realize that. That's opt-out, and anyone new to IRC is not going to know that. So I am asking for the opposite, which may not be a current feature of IRC, but that those who wish to see Zoia's replies (and who therefore know about Zoia) should opt-in.
> Another option is a separate channel for the conference, but that may seem new and foreign to everyone, not just to new users.
> On 1/17/13 9:50 PM, William Denton wrote:
>> On 17 January 2013, Karen Coyle wrote:
>>> Is another possibility is for Zoia to be opt-in rather than opt-out?
>> If you say
>> /ignore zoia all
>> your IRC client will ignore everything she says. You still see what other people say to her, which is a bit odd, but it really makes the channel a lot clearer.
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