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-
> --
> Bill Dueber
> Library Systems Programmer
> University of Michigan Library

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