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Re: IRC logging

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:27:28 -0400
Message-ID: <48593770.8060605@w3.org>
To: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

Hi, Anne-

Anne van Kesteren wrote (on 6/18/08 5:27 AM):
> 
> Krijn Hoetmer volunteered for logging our IRC channel (#webapps on 
> irc.w3.org:80) similarly to how he logs for the HTML WG, CSS WG, and 
> WHATWG. (Also the public ARIA discussion channel I believe.) If you have 
> any objections to this please say so before the weekend.
> 
> If people find it more appropriate to decide this using a survey that 
> would be fine with me as well, but since I don't expect opposition that 
> seems like quite a bit of overhead.

I think this is a good idea.  A lot of useful work can go on in IRC, and 
it will be good to capture that.  It's nice of Krijn to offer this 
service... there are some cool tools he's put together for highlighting 
and linking to comments.

Not to be a stick in the mud, but I would want people to know that the 
channel is logged (a message in the topic should suffice).  People 
should be be able to opt out in some way, such as prefixing comments 
with "[off]".  How is this accomplished with Krijn's logger?  Is there 
some instruction page we can point people to?

Also, I've noticed that Krijn's logger sometimes goes down... if people 
are relying on their comments being logged, this can be an unwelcome 
surprise.  Is there a safeguard against that?

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:28:07 GMT

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