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Interesting IRC protocol suggestions...

Post by merlincorey » Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:51 am

Earlier today I heard the strangest thing from a new IRC user... He wanted to know what the command was to clear text in a channel... He was told, of course, that most clients implement a /clear... Then he explained he *really* meant clearing text in a channel... Obviously, this could lead to more than a little bit of abuse, but just for fun, why not...
3.1.9 Chanclear

Command: CHANCLEAR
Parameters: <channel> <lines>

The CHANCLEAR command is used to clear lines from a channel. After receiving the CHANCLEAR command, the server sends each client in <channel> a CLEARLINES message. The client is required to remove <lines> from the channel buffer.
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Post by codemastr » Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:11 am

Umm... but why?
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Post by penna » Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:57 am

i really don't like the idea
it takes only rights from the users. i can't see any good point in it

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Post by Ron2K » Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:15 am

I'm with you on that one.

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Post by lord2800 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:16 am

That makes 3 of us.

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Post by LoVeRbOy » Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:43 am

i dont like the idea too
but i am thinking of it like this. IT can be admin command and for example in serious times it can be used. For example at an url spam of illegal site.
But why all channel lines....
Maybe a bad idea...

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Post by AngryWolf » Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:49 am

Imagine how many client coders will refuse this immediately. (Even if the anti-spam idea is good, it's still not the best solution. For example, you know, the world is full of abusive admins.)

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Post by eQuiliBrium » Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:06 am

Othere ppl will lose valible text after this command will be given.
I really do not like the idea.
Imagine your chating in a channel and than the hole text disapears.
You would not know what you where talking there, or what about.
Im no towords it.
Let me think about it

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Post by Jay » Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:04 am

Sounds pritty strange to me.
Not a good idea imho

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Post by w00t » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:47 am

Ok, IRC really already has methods to supress our free speech. Kicks, bans, etc. This is necessary for sanity. (Abusive, etc) but a /CLEAR would be nothing but abuse. At least things can be said before a /kick or /mode #thelounge +b w00t but a /clear would take away that right. Besides, how would it work?! :oops:

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Post by Jo-W » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:11 pm

erm how about programming the clients to do a clear when an operator types in something like !CLEARALL!

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Post by medice » Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:44 pm

this command's propably the biggest nonsense I've ever heard about...
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Post by Syzop » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:52 pm

It indeed is, but.. it was fun to read! ;).

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