> On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:24:15AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote: > > If you want to receive their privated messages then *you* can > > disable NOIDPRIVMSG and they will not even know about it. [Wouter Verhelst] > Only if they're lucky enough to try to ask someone who has > NOIDPRIVMSG disabled. What I can't figure out is why this is such a big deal. I mean, we're not talking about a social IRC network, we're talking about the network to use for discussions related to Debian. One might think private messages are useful in user support, but #debian actually has a channel policy asking users not to send them without permission. As a result, I don't get many private messages from #debian users. And as for Debian development, I receive even fewer private messages related to that. Do the rest of you? What aspects of Debian development warrant private conversations? I would think most things would be appropriate to discuss either in public or in small, focused channels. I dunno, it just surprises me that people other than really heavy IRC users would even notice the effect of this freenode default. Not that it's exactly a _secret_ - I mean, the information is one click away from http://freenode.net/ (the link mysteriously titled "using the network").
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