For what it's worth, Jon Gorman was working on a version of `@herald`
that provided introductory information to those new to the IRC
channel. (I'm hoping he can speak to details.)
On Thu, 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