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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Dueber
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:36 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] A gentle proposal: slim down zoia during the conference

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