Am Samstag, 29. Mai 2021, 07:20:56 CEST schrieb Simon Lees:
On 5/29/21 9:27 AM, Christian Boltz wrote:
> Am Freitag, 28. Mai 2021, 21:48:20 CEST schrieb Neal Gompa:
>> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 2:15 PM Christian Boltz wrote:
>>> TL;DR: Here's your can of worms.
Believe me - I
thought twice before I wrote that mail ;-)
I also would prefer a simple[tm] solution, but I'm afraid this isn't
Maybe rather then trying to find a complex solution thats perfect we
should aim for a simple solution thats going to work for most users
I'm afraid that would lead to https://bit.ly/3ccqLgJ
That could look like
1. Rename the freenode field (or just use it as is)
2. give people write access to that field atm (currently I can't edit
3. Email all members giving them a week to update the
field if they care about there cloak or wipe it if they explicitly
don't want one as well as to register there nick on Libera Chat.
4. Give the people at Libera chat a complete list to process at some
point when they have a chance.
Right, doing a batch request makes sense - but that's a technical
The obvious issues with this approach is I don't
know how hard 2 is to
Welcome to the club (I also don't know, and am not too keen to spend
time on this dead horse), and congratulations for finding another worm I
didn't mention ;-) (and guess why I proposed to (ab)use the "about me"
There is the potential that someone who is not a
member registers the nick an existing member used on freenode and
accidentally ends up with an openSUSE cloak. I don't think this will
happen enough that its a big issue.
You assume that the content of the "Freenode IRC nick" field is (still)
correct for everybody.
Try to mail all members, and you'll find out how up-to-date the mail
addresses are. Most people tend to care about keeping their @o.o mail
address working, and nevertheless, there will be several undeliverable
The IRC nickname typically gets entered when requesting membership, and
(nearly) never updated. Therefore I'm quite sure it it's more often
outdated (= wrong) than the mail address.
(+ people might have a different nick on Libera, or didn't register
there, or ...)
Obviously this wont handle the cases where people
don't update there
nick in connect or haven't registered there nick on the new network.
But obviously these people will have had some warning and by not
acting they are showing its not that important to them. We can come
up with a process for them and now members in the future. But with
minimal approach from all sides this would get most people sorted.
I know my method causes a bit more work, but yours sounds like
[yes, same link as above].
Most languages allow you to shoot your own foot,
C just gives you a tank instead of a handgun ;-)
[Cristian Rodríguez in opensuse-factory]