[Standards] XEP-0045: roomnick case

Etan S. C. Reisner deryni at unreliablesource.net
Fri Jul 27 14:28:40 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 09:05:15PM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> At Chesspark we make all public rooms non-anonymous and we always show
> the full jid or (if they are in your roster) the roster nick for that
> person.  That way no one is ever confused who is who.  So we've
> basically solved this in the client.  All this nick stuff stuff is so
> IRCish anyway.  It's nice if what you want is an anonymous room, but
> for everything else, it's just a mess IMO.
> After trying several solutions we found that this was least confusing
> to everyone and we have gotten no complaints except for the occasional
> jerk that signs up with a name like st.peter or stpeter_, but there's
> little you can do about that but ban the offenders.
> jack.

For the record, it was considerations like this that drove us at my last
job to implement room nockname locking, and get the language for it
improved in the XEP.  Which works perfectly in a non-federated controlled
account setting, and works to a reasonable degree otherwise.


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