[Pmwiki-users] [Fwd: IRC Log]
Sat Apr 17 18:19:03 CDT 2004
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Subject: IRC Log
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 02:11:31 +0200
From: Nils Knappmeier <nk at knappi.org>
To: Steven Leite <steven_leite at kitimat.net>
you put a paragraph into IRC.HomePage saying
I think it would be awesome if somebody wrote a script to extract the
irc from the channel and post it here. Say .. last 24 hours, or last
1000 lines of chat, or something like that. Kind of like "shout
box", where only the new stuff is kept and old stuff is scrolled off.
-Steven Leite <http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/Profiles/StevenLeite>
The question is: Do we really want this? I mean: An IRC channel is still
not as public as a website. Maybe some things said on IRC aren't
supposed to be displayed publicly. In the channel, you can still see,
who is listening to you. If read and talked a lot about privacy lately
and I don't want to destroy all my principles. So if anybody has
concerns about that, this is the place to state them.
I think, this is a cool idea, but it makes the pmwiki channel a public
place. If I'd implement something like that in Squeaky, I'd probably
make Squeaky tell everybody who enters the channel, that what he says
whill be copied to a wiki page automatically.
Now, comes some loud-thinking about the technical part, you can ignore
this if you're not interested.
I'm wondering what would be a good idea to do this. The best way would
probably be to have Squeaky replace a page (IRC.WikiLog) with the last
1000 lines from the chat every hour (minute, 24 hours?).
OK, Squeaky needs a replace command, no problem. A cronjob could send a
signal to Squeaky invoking the command. Does infobot have something like
that builtin? I'm not sure if it would work that way.
I could also count the lines of chat and quietly invoke a copy every 100
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