No seriously, sort this out.

Guys,

For the god-knows-what-time, #rubyonrails is being spammed.

This time, somebody left the t mode off on the channel and so the spammer is just constantly resetting the topic every second.

Could we please sort out the lack of ops in this channel immediately, as I believe it reflects badly on the community to have a ghetto for an IRC channel.

Thank you.

I'm bumping this up again because I still think it's a problem.
irc.freenode.net#rubyonrails needs more folks on its access list that
are more consistently available on the channel to handle problems.

These are the folks who have access right now: noradio, nzkoz, sam-,
bitsweat, madrobby, lifo, mikeg1a, wmoxam, and raasdnil.

Thoughts on adding Radar (Ryan Bigg), alindeman (me), and/or other
trusted folks who contribute to the IRC channel? If so, can one of
the folks above make it happen?

Andy Lindeman
http://www.andylindeman.com/

Thoughts on adding Radar (Ryan Bigg), alindeman (me), and/or other
trusted folks who contribute to the IRC channel? If so, can one of
the folks above make it happen?

I've added images to the op list as well and when Radar is online I'm
happy to add him too.

I’m online right now. Didn’t think I needed to be online for that to happen.

Added.

Let's hear some other nominations and seconds.

I’d like to nominate myself (amerine). I get fairly annoyed of the spam and would like to help control that trash.

I'd like to nominate myself and Remear. I'm SpaceGhostC2C.

I've been in #RubyonRails for a month and I spend about 16-20 online
and available on IRC and although I'm not as pro as Radar is with
Rails, I have knowledge and background in rails and know where to go
for resources and help in terms of asking questions.

As an op of my own channels (Everyone has them), I don't believe in
banning for any reasons other than spam and +q evasion. I personally
talk to the user in the channel to try and get them to calm down, then
in query if they persist, and if it doesn't get resolved, then I apply
a +q for a while.

I let them see how the channel interacts without their 'input', then I
either wait for them to talk to me about it after calming down, or I
check in with them if they stay in the channel. I've not actually had
to ban anyone except those who evade their quiet, and continue
abusing, then I ban their normal hostname and any subsequent nicks/
hostnames. I also don't believe kicking is every helpful except when
kickbanning someone.

I'd like to have one thing weighed with my nomination for myself. I am
working on not engaging in verbal discussions with those whose goal
isn't constructive to the channel and is targeting users purely for
abuse.

If I were made part of the team for ops, then I'd feel a bigger
responsibility to the channel and take greater care that others not
interpret my words in negative ways, and better disconnect myself from
issues that take too much effort to solve remotely and would be better
solved if the user did more research of their own. This was a problem
with one user who was 'help-vampiring' and had previously attacked
another user in the channel. He got a +q until he chilled out, but
then went back to his antics. He got angry because the person helping
him absolved himself of the issue. It seems it's a trait of the
offender, which I've become aware of and don't engage with that user
except when I can point them towards a direct and simple solution.

~SpaceGhost

"If I were made part of the team for ops, then I’d feel a bigger

responsibility to the channel and take greater care that others not
interpret my words in negative ways"

If you guys vote me, I’ll run for president and do nice things.

Seriously, this is not the mailing list where you are supposed to advertise yourself.

I appreciate the thought. I'm sorry if I offended you with explaining
the route which I would take if I were given ops.
Perhaps it would be better served if I had said something less
political in nature or you were a bit less reprehensible of my
actions? I'd love to make a better impression, but I'm worried the
attempt would be in the nature of futility.

In the future, I'll make sure not to sound as if I'm going to make an
extra effort based on possible circumstances surrounding the
possibility of being given a responsibility.

Do you have any comments on the subject? I'd love to accept some
criticism about my person and the worthiness of being an op on IRC.

~SpaceGhost

Actually, that's more or less what Jeremy asked for.

-- James