Talk:IRC/Guidelines

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I don't see why this page is necessary or desirable. There is a reason there is no defined set of rules for the IRC channels: because the IRC ops are trusted to use their ops with common sense for the promotion of healthy and on=topic discussion in IRC. The same goes for the mailing list. The only rules that should be laid down with certainty are (1) no public logging unless the channel notes otherwise, and (2) be civil. All the rest is unnecessary fluff, in my opinion. Anyway, as the first point listed notes, IRC is not Wiki*edia, so even putting a set of guidelines here is kinda redundant, as they would not be binding on the IRC channel as such. - Mark Ryan 12:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

I can understand your thoughts about how IRC is most definately not a project's wiki or mailing list, the two main arms of communication other than freenode. However, I have a reasonably broad experience of how channels are run on our network particularly and I feel that we're okay, but could be better. At this stage, we're just throwing together ideas, and concerns will start to come up in time. Thanks for voicing your opinion. —Xyrael / 20:54, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I had to laugh at this page. The same standards of behaviour apply in Wikimedia-related IRC channels as do on Wikimedia projects? Bullshit. If people acted on Wikipedia the way they act in the IRC, there would be a helluva lot more banned users. Just sayin'. Incivility is not only tolerated in #wikipedia, it is expected, and even condoned. Let's not shit ourselves here. ---72.160.105.66 22:24, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Public Logs[edit]

Don't post public logs of any channels without prior permission from all persons quoted. This is a good rule of thumb, but some channels do not have this restriction - if in doubt, check.

That is retarded. Who in their right mind cares about that, and why? --Afed 15:41, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Is this really a good idea, anyway? Why shouldn't there be accountability? Someone should write a mediawiki extension that immediately mirrors all discussion on IRC to the wiki. Is there any justification for the "no logging policy"? --Random832 18:00, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Failure to be a "catalyst"[edit]

Dropping a nuke on the channel does not tend to keep its "temperature" down. --Random832 03:56, 19 June 2007 (UTC)