[crossfire] Improving IRC availability with a chat bridge

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Mon Feb 18 21:36:31 CST 2019

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 04:47:26PM -0800, Mark Wedel wrote:
> 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.

I have no problem with the privacy, perse.  I don't want to be actively
tracked or investigated because out communications is now being
transmited to a for profit, proprietary platform which we have zero say
or rights over.

>  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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