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Re: relayb0t

Quoting Abhijith (2016-09-11 06:10:55)
> Some of you may have noticed that there is a bot (relayb0t) running in 
> #debian-in (and in debian-in xmpp muc ) channel . It basically send 
> #debian-in participants' conversations to debian-in and vice versa .
> We only have a handful of active volunteers in Debian India and they 
> are in two different chat channels not knowing what is happening on 
> the other one .  This made me to run such a service. Yes, relayb0t 
> bridges the gap between two channels .
>> From copyninja and Jonas I understood that the "relayb0t is creating 
>> more noise than helping". If you people feel the same with relayb0t, 
>> I am happy to take it down.

For the record (I am headed out the door now), since you reference me 
only indirectly and very tersely: What I judge as noisy more than 
helpful is merely the *current* implmentation:

At least on the irc side, messages are represented as originating not 
from the participant but from the bot.  That does not provide me a feel 
of two rooms merged into one, but of a "microphone + speaker" put up in 
two rooms still separate, so you _hear_ conversations going on in the 
other room but not easily interact, and cannot selectively suppress.

 - Jonas

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