Freenode #nginx (IRC channel): needs owner (halp please, Igor)

Johan Bergström johan at
Tue Feb 2 01:22:44 MSK 2010

I think this is a bit out of proportion. For as long as I've been around (some year or two) this must be the first issue where operator interference was required. I'm not even sure why +t ended up in there besides general Freenode tinkering.

I'd prefer to keep talking about things that matter, such as optimizing your config by reading debug logs :-)

On 1 feb 2010, at 23.17, Payam Chychi wrote:

> Why dont you guys move on a better server like Undernet? I know a few
> admins that can always help out in an event that we hit some issues
> -Payam
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:07 PM, merlin corey <merlincorey at> wrote:
>> Some IRC related issues and prospective ways to solve them for
>> community input and requiring the final sign off from Igor himself --
>> With the new release today, various people attempted to update the
>> topic (in which we keep the most recent version numbers) only to find
>> they COULD NOT update the topic.
>> 08:32 < jbergstroem> wtf +t nowadays? :(
>> 08:32 < jbergstroem> is there even someone with +o flag in here? :)
>> I wondered why, and it wasn't long before I found that apparently
>> freenode completely died at some point and our channel had no one in
>> it, as it was recreated:
>> 13:25 -!- Channel #nginx created Fri Jan 29 23:48:24 2010
>> So, I ventured into the freenode staff channel (shudder).  What they
>> told me was that everyone needed to leave (hahaha), we could move to
>> ##nginx unofficial channel (hahaha), or we could fill out the group
>> request form and get the channel registered.
>> I know Igor doesn't use IRC (or at least I haven't noticed him :P) so
>> I would be totally understanding if Igor didn't run to go fill out
>> their stupid form.  They DID say that someone else could fill out the
>> form and include an email address to contact for authorization of said
>> person to represent the project...
>> So, personally, if he would be wanting to take it on, I think mdounin
>> (Maxim) should own #nginx on freenode as he has been around the
>> longest and is closest to Igor.  If not, I would volunteer as well
>> (since I'm an IRC addict and am always around in one way or another).
>> Finally, if neither of us were willing or acceptable, I would be
>> suggest mshadle (Mike) because he has been around a while as well and
>> is almost as addicted to IRC as me.
>> Community thoughts?
>> Igor's thoughts?
>> Excerpts from staff channel:
>> 13:32 < lstarnes> it would be better to ask for permission before doing it
>> 13:32 < merlincorey> agree
>> 13:32 < merlincorey> that's why I said I was starting chatter on the
>> mailing list ;)
>> 13:34 < merlincorey> ok so to sum up; to fix modes there either
>> everyone must leave and then I register it, or I must go through
>> official channels and then can become owner (whether its me or mdounin
>> or someone else doesn't matter just using pronoun)
>> 13:34 < lstarnes> correct
>> 13:34 < merlincorey> alright thanks a lot
>> 13:34 < lstarnes> or you can move to ##nginx if it isn't official
>> In the meantime...
>> 13:39 -!- mode/#nginx [-t] by OperServ
>> 13:40 < Tabmow> merlincorey: there you go. it should suffice until you
>> get the GRF filed :)
>> -- Merlin
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