i know that you don't use irc much, i'm sure this is just an example, but in my own 'defense', i'm almost always the first one to say 'hi' and start a conversation with people who's names i don't recognize or are new the the channel. and i've only ever kicked two people off the channel. one of which was me :) On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, isaac wrote: > Now, Dan doesn't know this person and wants to have a private conversation. > Sees that they've been idle for a few hours (2+, given that it's "IRC > etiquette"). Kicks them. Then bans (due to an auto-join).