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On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 11:03:29PM +0200, Cord Beermann wrote:
> Hallo! Du (Andrew Suffield) hast geschrieben:
> >On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 02:54:08PM +0200, Cord Beermann wrote:
> 
> >> (freenode-people: the in my opinion acceptable way to collect funds
> >> and something, would be to write it in the motd of your servers. It
> >> would be ok to enforce showing the motd on login to your net.)
> >
> >It is completely and utterly impossible to "enforce" showing
> >anything. The client decides what to display.
> 
> correct. but OPN doesn't seem to send the motd on connect. However:
> an even better (to my opinion) method to notify every user about
> fundraising would be to use the MemoServ. Each user would be notified
> ONCE, and not two times a day.

...demonstrating my point. OPN does send an motd; it even contains the
request for donations. Your client is deciding not to display it. If
you weren't aware of this... well, that's a pretty spectacular case of
the user serving the tools, rather than the other way around.

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