[fpc-other] #fpc irc channel

Tomas Hajny xhajt03 at hajny.biz
Wed Apr 19 00:16:16 CEST 2023

On 18 April 2023 18:12:49 +0200, James Richters via fpc-other <fpc-other at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
>I can understand keeping bots off the channel, but it seems like there should be some easy way to test if you are a bot without annoying real humans. 
>Why doesn’t she just send them an email or a text message if their conversation is not convincing or
>If they are someone who is on the FPC mailing list, then it’s super easy to confirm that just ask them what their email used on one of the FPC lists.   If I do a google search for:   james richters fpc-pascal 
>I get all kinds of posts that I have made over the years from the archives.

Indeed - moderation should be driven by actions, not by suspicions.

>The comment was made that lurkers are not allowed on the channel.. that is just dumb,  if there are not lurkers, then the chances of someone being on who knows how to help with any give issue is much less.  So the only people on the channel will be people with questions, and no one with answers.  Also a LOT can be learned from other people’s questions.  I learn SO much from the FPC-Pascal List.. things that I would never even think about.

That's exactly one of arguments I raised to Joanna, but she didn't seem to either understand or care (neither is good).

>I don’t know,  I like the mailing lists, I didn’t even know there was an IRC channel…. Look… I learned about something I didn’t know about from what would be considered lurking if I was on IRC.

Yep. I'll post an update regarding the FPC team decision and associated action tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.


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