[Theforum] IRC vote - was: time spent, was: IRC Bot - thepfy

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Fri Dec 28 17:50:55 CST 2001

> 1) Does evolt have an IRC channel? 


> If so:
> Option A:
>      The channel is a public evolt channel called #evolt 
> which follows 
> the same rules
>      as the rest of evolt's public spaces, which is to say, the same 
> standard
>      of behaviour and the same public archiving[1].


>      If the only way to archive this is with a bot, the bot will be
>      clearly identified as such, and will not respond to 
> other users on
>      the channel. No other bots will be permitted in this channel.
>      No previous archives held by bot owners may be made public.
>      Standards of behaviour will be maintained by a number of ops in
>      a range of timezones[2].

Abstain. If this solves a problem then I'm for it. If it creates another
then I'm against it.

> Option B:
>      All other evolt public spaces join #evolt in being unarchived,
>      including thelist, thechat, thesite, thetips, theforum and Admin.

> 2) Evolt members who want a private discussion can start one or more
>      private channels where they can have their own privacy 
> and their own
>      standards of behaviour and archiving rules. The only 
> evolt interest 
> in this is
>      that it is not labelled with a name which associates it 
> with evolt.


> 3) There will be a public evolt IRC channel for evolt members 
> to try out
>       and interact with bots. This will also follow evolt 
> standards of 
> behaviour,
>      and bot owners may archive this if they choose. This 
> channel will be 
> called
>      #evolt-bots or something similar. If you go there, you 
> know that a 
> lot of
>      the chatter will be with, from or about bots and that 
> you may or may 
> not
>      be logged.


- amanda

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