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Re: Complaint about #debian operator

On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 03:00:02AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Looking at the log, your question was being addressed for 10 minutes
> > before you were silenced (definetely more than "a word or two"), and
> > dondelecaro gave you useful input as well. When the discussion
> > seemed to drift away, you were advised to take it elsewhere, which
> > you declined. You were also warned several times that you were being
> > off-topic.
> Just to clarify for those following along at home, the first +q was
> put in place for ten minutes as a time out to stop the off topic
> discussion and ideally to get the participants to move to another
> channel. (A +q silences the individual in question, while allowing
> them to remain on the channel.)

Don't know whether you send the guy a private message, but perhaps a
public message like "foo: You have been silenced for 10 minutes due to
repeated off-topicness, despite warnings" or so would be alright, so
they know it is not permanent and everybody knows what's going on.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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