[IRCServices Coding] Mass memos
quension at mac.com
Wed Aug 13 15:30:41 PDT 2003
On Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003, at 15:10 US/Pacific, M wrote:
> Saturn wrote:
>> This is not spam, and should probably be only accessible by either
>> Services Admins or Services OPs. The intention is to announce
>> outages, important events, etc
> /os global <message>
That doesn't cover people who aren't online at the time.
>> I did come across that after sending the email to the group. Sadly,
>> it provides no help whatsoever to the memo question.. but it did shed
>> light on the question i asked.....
> You did not ask a memo question that has an answer, you made a feature
> request. The nick prefix has nothing to do with memos.
He described a visibility problem as a reason for the feature request.
He also described a nick linking issue while attempting to handle a
"mass memo" feature on his own. While technically not questions, I
would think it was obvious that responses were desired in those
>> Frankly, logonnews is useless, and most of my users and opers agree.
>> It scrolls off too fast. Ideally, it shoudl have a delay to prevent
>> it being lost in the system notices on connection. Maybe a 10 second
>> delay beforee it flashes by, to give the user time to connect, etc,
>> and then they might actually SEE it.
> That is hardly a services issue. The IRCd would be the place to add
> false delays into the login process.
Logonnews is not part of the ircd's login process.
>> Most users I know don't tend to make a habit of readin gth ebacklog
>> in their status windows when they connect to the network......
> Many users do not check memos on a regular basis either so spamming
> via memoserv would just fill their memo box and they are still are not
> guaranteed to be read. They could also add you to their ignore list so
> your message would not get through in any case.
Memos generally have a much higher visibility than logonnews. You're
welcome to provide very thorough examples to the contrary, but you'll
be working against the tide of experience from a lot of people on a lot
of different networks, apparently including Saturn.