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  • From: "Hanselka, Alex" <alex AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] IRC Logs
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:48:56 +0000
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While that's true, I know plenty of channels that do it that way. I
undertand the concern though. It's really up to the people. I am the
"channel owner" right now so I don't particularly care. I am always in there
anyway :)

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces AT
[mailto:discuss-bounces AT] On Behalf Of Mike Nichols
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:18 AM
To: discuss AT
Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] IRC Logs

please read.
* If you're considering publishing channel logs, think it through. * The

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. / 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.

could we setup a system that allows logging or records of search against the
logs, being the only way they could be available? i can offer help setting
this up.


Michael Cusack wrote:
> On 03/30/10 15:39, Hanselka, Alex wrote:
>> I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on logging the IRC channel
>> and publishing the logs on the web? Should this be done or not to
>> encourage use of the mailing list (which is logged)?
>> _______________________________________________
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> I don't really have an opinion on the matter, but if people want it, I
> have a bot already made (by me) that does such a thing plus a bit more
> that can be used for the task. I also wouldn't mind hosting the logs.
> --Mike
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