[wp-hackers] IRC Problems

Jason Salaz jason at zenenet.com
Mon Jul 17 17:28:04 GMT 2006

On 7/17/06, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/17/06, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> > This is the perfect example of something that cannot be handled by a
> > channel op effectively. Serious trolls, people with botnets, etc need to
> > be handled on the Freenode level otherwise it's like irritating a wasp
> > with a piece of paper.
> Still, having ops to keep the amount of links to GNAA scare tactics
> pages or similar while a freenode admin is being contacted is better
> than allowing the active users to be exposed to that kind of garbage.
> At least with ops the amount would be decreased greatly and the rest
> of the IRC users get the image that something is being done.

I couldn't agree more.
You can ban a user while the issue is being escalated.
It's better than having 6 pages of scrollback filled to the brim with
expletives and other childish nonsense.

No: Channel ops are not the food chain, but they keep the junk down.
Yes: They should exist for matters that can be helped or at least
temporarily prevented.
If the issue cannot feasibly be stopped (mass clone attack), then lilo
& co. will already be on top of it.  The more meager targeted attacks
however, are different.

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