Summary: Techrights is trying to make IRC logs look right, with less obscenity and more focus
TODAY will be a slow day at Techrights because we are re-organising the IRC channels and the way logs are posted. Stay tuned for a new format and a division that makes the IRC channels more topic-focused. We have also begun drafting a policy for the IRC channels because someone in the
#boycottnovell channel was abusing Jono Bacon and this does not need to be tolerated (regulars protested and said there need to be rules).
As always, it helps to remind that the content of IRC logs (and comments) should not be treated as the site’s views to which yours truly can be made liable. We are open to many views, but responsibility for their expression (at times it gets vile) is another matter altogether. Freedom of speech is a top priority, but when speech becomes a weapon, then someone ought to blow the whistle and moderate. It’s a rarity anyway. █