At the risk of getting shouted down in public (wouldn't be the first
time!), let me just put this out there: perhaps instead of, like, whipping
up a Doodle poll for us all to vote on which plugins get temporarily
disabled and which ones don't, how about we have a few folks volunteer to
gently ask that folks be mindful of what they are asking zoia to do. Heck,
we can even reflect that in the topic, and make an announcement from the
We already ask that channel registrants be mindful of what they say; is it
much more to ask that that include which zoia plugins they call?
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
> > @habla
> > @ana
> > @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
> > …adam
> > 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
> >> disabled during conf. With three or four times as many people online
> >> conference, things can get out of hand.
> >> Lots of zoia plugins can be useful during conference; I'm mostly
> >> 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-
> >> --
> >> Bill Dueber
> >> Library Systems Programmer
> >> University of Michigan Library
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