My Vote -- was Re: [Theforum] IRC Bot - thepfy

Martin martin at
Sat Dec 29 19:00:42 CST 2001

On Saturday, December 29, 2001, at 02:13  pm, miriam at wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, Michele Foster wrote:
>>> 2. do we want archives for the
>> -1  .. nope .. not unless ya'll plan to tape record beervolts and such 
>> other
>> "evolt" gatherings.

Miriam, Michele

Firstly, thanks for agreeing that evolt should be consistent.

Michele in particular, as one of the ones who pushed very
hard for Admin to be publically archived, I'd expect you to
be one of the first to want #evolt to be equally archived.
Otherwise you're really saying "everyone else has to
be open except me"

However, there are a couple of points of difference to
be considered:

1) Beervolts don't take place in evolt public spaces. If
     they were in the evolt-owned bar, that would be different.
     They're more like you talking about evolt in your own
     IRC channel. If you want to post records of your own
     discussions in your own IRC channels, please go ahead.

2) Beervolts don't have the kind of abusive behaviour
     which #evolt has. I've been to every one (I think) of
     the UK ones, and they've all had the same characteristics
     as thechat. If you see a beervolt *with* abusive behaviour,
     I'm sure we'd all welcome hearing about it, along with your
     offer to tape it in future.

3) Taping and transcribing beervolts has a few more
     practical problems than archiving an online text medium.
     I assume that you're volunteering to transcribe tapes?
    (for the record, I'm willing to archive evolt and handle the

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