[crossfire] Improving IRC availability with a chat bridge

Nathaniel Kipps nkipps at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 15:23:44 CST 2019

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 3:50 PM Rick Tanner <leaf at real-time.com> wrote:
> Are the chat archives in Discord only available to members logged in to
> the channel?
> Or are chat logs available for search engines to index, or outside
> entities to download, etc.?

Discord chat history is only available to current members of that
server, and is not publicly archived or indexed. Technically, anyone
running a bot in the server would also have access through their bot
as well. Also, Discord's staff could presumably snoop on the server if
they had a reason to (e.g., it was reported as violating TOS), but the
assumption is that they will not do so unless they have a good reason.

However, keep in mind that if a link to the Discord is published, then
that means anyone could join it on a whim. This could be countered by
restricting access to most channels until a moderator manually assigns
them a role, but this is a bit far fetched. After all, anyone could
join the IRC and log it as well, if they were so inclined


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