Interesting IRC protocol suggestions...

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Interesting IRC protocol suggestions...

Post by merlincorey »

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

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 »

Umm... but why?
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Post by penna »

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

Post by Ron2K »

I'm with you on that one.
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Post by lord2800 »

That makes 3 of us.
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Post by LoVeRbOy »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sounds pritty strange to me.
Not a good idea imho
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Post by w00t »

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 »

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 »

this command's propably the biggest nonsense I've ever heard about...
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Post by Syzop »

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