[wp-hackers] IRC Problems

steve caturan scaturan at negimaki.com
Sun Jul 16 22:11:22 GMT 2006

yes, I agree that there are times when moderation needs to be exercised. But
then again, I'm not always staring at my IRC screen to elaborate since half
the time, I'm idle. I usually just see folks changing their herald,
promoting their own blogs, leaving notes for other users, querying the bots
for codex and Google search, and generally speaking, folks helping out each
other. Maybe it's gotten worse lately, and i think it's bound to escalate if
any within the next few months. WordPress is becoming popular, and so is the
IRC channel. :) I'm sure Matt & and the gang is willing to look into the
situation and if found reasonable will be more than willing to accommodate a
few selected moderators just in case something necessary has to be done. :)

my 2 cents.

chye-fhut (scaturan)

On 7/16/06, Anthony Cole <spartan.ii at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list, but allow me to introduce myself. I've been
> hanging around in #wordpress for a while now, and I'm pretty active
> in those parts. A few of you probably know me, but more or less, I'm
> kind of new.
> Now, over the past few months, something has gone horribly horribly
> wrong. As the reputation and size of the WordPress irc channel has
> grown, so has the need for moderation. The troll average has gone
> from every few months to every few weeks on average now. It's a total
> mess when they come in, because photomatt isn't usually around or
> tells us to just ignore them. Heck, I've even gotten lilo involved
> and I have him as saying that the channel policies we have are
> completely opposite of the freenode policies. photomatt told me that
> operators aren't meant to babysit channels, which, in a sense they
> are. The policy of freenode isn't not to have operators at all, it's
> just not to flash their operator privileges. We need to have some
> policy or appoint some operators to do something about this, because
> it's getting more and more out of hand.
> Just this morning, we had a lively bunch of about five from the GNAA
> (troll group, google it) come in and just start DCC'ing everyone with
> an exploit, and it took me forever to get ahold of someone who could
> help. And there have been countless others as well. The karma feature
> was disabled on wpbot because of a 13 year old ADD spoiled brat with
> a Macbook Pro who kept bragging and eventually discovered the karma
> feature. And there have been more before that that deserved to be
> kicked.
> I know this has been beaten to death time and time before, but
> something needs to be done about this once and for all. The wordpress
> irc channel is a trivial part of the wordpress community.
> Regards,
> Anthony Cole
> aka lightdifference.
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