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Re: IRC tutorial

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:31:03 -0600
Message-Id: <p06230907bff5b0292654@[]>
To: Brian Gilman <gilmanb@pantherinformatics.com>, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

>At 04:59 PM 1/18/2006 -0500, Brian Gilman wrote:
>>Hello Everyone,
>>    Here is a great IRC tutorial:
>  >   http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/tutorials.html
>"great" as in "big", apparently :)
>One of the things that distinguishes communities is in how they
>use the tools available to them.
>In the W3C community we don't tend to use irc abbreviations or
>colored irc text.  We use plain language (well, plain Web geekeze :).

FWIW, IMO, FAQ and ASAP are used, and Ive seen the occasional LOL.

>We have developed over time some additional conventions

One of the handiest, IMO, is +1 meaning "I hereby go on record to say 
that support/agree with/endorse what was just said/written", and -1 
to record the opposite. This is often used for strawpolls, etc.. It 
allows for things like +0.5 and -1.5 to express nuanced opinions and 
strong views without shouting.


>help to make the log of an irc channel more useful as a permanent
>record of a conversation.  We've tried to document the [1]important
>irc conventions.
>    [1] http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/#TeamIRCConventions

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