I think common courtesy is the biggest thing. Unfortunately it seems that sometimes the channel veterans are the first who disobey this. In IRC-land, it seems that the veterans (IOW, they with so much time on their hands to hang out on a channel all the time), are the ones who create the rules. I don't think this is the way it should be.
Very true; I've run into this problem myself, from both sides of the fence. It's hard to deal with - especially if the channel is established, and in-fighting amongst the ops can be brutal and damaging to the channel at large, and to friendships.
Just adding simple things like bold, italics, and lists;
*bold*, /italics/, and:
I know they're not perfect, but it works fine for chatting - longer communication that absolutely requires formatting should be committed to file anyways, IMO.
Does IRCing as root cause security problems for others? If not, then leave every man for himself, I say. Could someone enlighten me on what exactly these security are and where they come from?
It's a bit of a stretch, but ticking off the wrong people and having them compromise the system you're on could lead to hassles for other people; downtime, abuse of bandwidth, etc.
On IRC, I usually try to type in full English.
Thank you :-)
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