[jdev] Re: [jabberd] Moderated chat...

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Apr 22 10:14:25 CDT 2005

On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:21:36AM -0400, Hal Rottenberg wrote:
> > > PS: OTOH, a "MOTD" sent to room entrants might be a nice thing, if it
> > > doesn't already exist in MUC (can't recall offhand)
> > 
> > Presumably that could be a room configuration thing. Also, the room
> > subject is often used as a kind of MOTD. What you're talking about is
> > almost a kind of README for the room, it seems to me.
> I think this is a good idea.  But you would want MOTDs (or MsOTD?) to
> either be private messages, or a message in the MUC that specifically
> is not logged in the history.  I would hate to have a 3 paragraph
> README echoed a few times to new entrants to the room.  But having
> this README as something standardized in the protocol would allow
> people to more clearly communicate those social conventions you are
> talking about.  And as such, may alleviate the "JEP-bloat" you seem to
> be worried about, Peter.

Yes, sending an out-of-room message to the new occupant telling them 
the "rules of the room" sounds like a nice feature to request from the
developers of your favorite JEP-0045 implementation. ;-)


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