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Re: Archives of Fedora IRC channels



On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 18:28 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram schrieb:
> 
> > It's just a matter of running a bot (which already exists) on all the 
> > channels. I guess it wouldnt take more than an hour to setup for someone 
> > more familiar with it.
> 
> Just playing devils advocate and quoting the last section from
> http://freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml :
> 
> ----
>  If you're considering publishing channel logs, think it through.  The
> freenode network is an interactive environment. Even on public channels,
> most users don't weigh their comments with the idea that they'll be
> enshrined in perpetuity. For that reason, few participants publish logs.
> 
> If you're publishing logs on an ongoing basis, your channel topic should
> reflect that fact. Be sure to provide a way for users to make comments
> without logging, and get permission from the channel owners before you
> start. If you're thinking of "anonymizing" your logs (removing
> information that identifies the specific users), be aware that it's
> difficult to do it well—replies and general context often provide
> identifying information which is hard to filter.
> 
> If you just want to publish a single conversation, be careful to get
> permission from each participant. Provide as much context as you can.
> Avoid the temptation to publish or distribute logs without permission in
> order to portray someone in a bad light. The reputation you save will
> most likely be your own.
> ----
> 
> I think the work and the implication to realize logging are not worth
> the trouble and the benefits.

+1

no logs.

-sv



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