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Re: irc.debian.org

Benjamin Seidenberg <astronut@dlgeek.net>
> You may also want to ask some of the DD's who refuse to use freenode
> anymore. [...]

I mostly avoid freenode for years now, because:
- it's verbosity city, from the motd to the wallops
- its bizarre behaviours like NOIDPRIVMSG and +q are confusing
- it ain't nicknamed freesplit for nothing
- some of its bugs have been embarrasing (high traffic mode, anyone?)
- as a result of crude fixes, it's a pain to identify a local server
(/links and /map disabled, web site seems to lag, page undated)
- the foundation behind it seems opaque and questioning that got
several people called trolls and banned
- their long-term aim doesn't require running a compatible IRC
environment (see http://freenode.net/freenode_and_irc.shtml )
- their long-term aim used to be to progress beyond mere IRC,
develop a corridor-based discussion model with a distributed MUD
interface and be picked up by a UFO following a comet, or something

It would be good to move irc.debian.org to fellow SPI project OFTC.

What's the status?

Laux nur mia opinio: vidu http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
Bv sekvu http://www.uk.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct

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