#afterstep IRC channel policy

Sasha Vasko/OSCA/Courts/Judicial(sashav@sprintmail.com)
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 09:55:56 -0500



Well, there has been an incident on #afterstep IRC channel, that I feel 
might be interesting to a general AfterStep public, since it reflects on 
team-users relationship.

One of the users, who's been on the channel for quite some time, got banned 

for being arrogant. He sent me a note, describing the situation as unfair.
After I've studied the logs of the conversation, I've agreed with both 
WavePoet and ish and wrote a reply on the said note. 
I belive the following copy might be of some interest :

>>      Okay, not that I'm absolutely right in this, but today, as came
>> on #afterstep and asked a question without saying hi. I said something
>> to the effect of "You can also say hi." which I thought would've been
>> curteous. At which point he started being a wiseass, asking me if I was
>> feeling neglected, to which I asked if he was feeling stupid, and then
>> he greeted me, asked me how I was doing, how the wife and kids were,
>> etc. All that in one line which was obviously a joke. Since I wasn't
>> appreciating the joke at all, I called him a friggin moron. He said he
>> was kidding, asked his question, and since he got no response from
>> anyone, he left.
>> 
>>      And then about an hour later, WavePoet and ish both get on my
>> case, saying I've got no right to do that, etc. etc. etc. After some
>> pointless arguing, WavePoet banned me, which I don't really care about,

<sniped irrelevant criticism>

> Well, looking at the log of what have happended, you indeed was wrong, 
and 
> unwilling to admit that. 
> 
> Both WavePoet and ish went to a great length to explain why exactly you 
> were wrong, and only after you've asked THEM to part the channel, you 
> indeed was banned. Have to admit that I would do the same in that 
situation.
> 
> Getting at ppl for not saying hi, despite the fact that they indeed ask 
> relevant question is very, very bad, and only drives ppl away. We've had 
> not just one precedent, when such a behaviour drove potential 
contributors 
> away.
> 
> >     Anyway, that's just my two cents.
> 
> Appreciate it.

Please feel free to comment on that.

Cheers
Sasha 

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