[crossfire] Improving IRC availability with a chat bridge

Mark Wedel mwedel at sonic.net
Mon Feb 18 18:47:26 CST 2019

On 02/18/2019 03:56 PM, bill billy wrote:
>  > Anyone else have any thoughts on the archive/history length?
> I personally think it should be unlimited. IMO to base a limit on time would 
> prevent long term threads and to base it on the number of posts (i.e delete 
> after 100 or even 1000) could cause important conversations to be forgotten.
> Neither the mailing list, irc or the forums have such limitations so I'm just 
> not sure why there should be one for Discord.

  Unlimited seems fine to me also.  Partly because trying to limit it to 2 
months may be difficult - whoever is logging it may purge those after 2 months, 
but if some other service is searching the web, finds them, it could cache them 
forever, and really be beyond the control of the initial logging service.

  It also seems to me that someone could take a chat log and post it someplace 
else outside of any logging service.  Is that against the terms, and what could 
one really do about it.  It does seem to me that occasionally this happens - 
someone cuts/pastes from IRC and sends it in an e-mail or bug report to provide 
context, and those last forever.  Though I may be confusing that with other 
projects - not 100% sure that has happened with #crossfire.

  Certainly worth noting somewhere the the chat is being logged, so it is not a 
surprise to anyone.

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