OUTsider wrote:So my suggestion is to copy all bans into X as soon as possible and keep the banlist active in the channel as low as possible. Do not use so called sticky bans like eggdrop does if they are not neccessary.
Appearance is paramount. The least interventions you do, the better your channel looks. While sticky bans achieve that purpose, X only participates in polluting the channel with bans and kicks messages. Users get p... off in seeing these messages. I visited several channels having a large user base, and I havenâ€™t seen one having a banlist exceeding 45 bans. Iâ€™m not saying that there are none but I havenâ€™t seen any. Keeping X banlist up to date is a massive undertaking compared to an eggdrop banlist. Bans donâ€™t vanish after 14 days within an eggdrop. Also, X doesnâ€™t make the difference between a temporary ban and a permanent one. To X, they are all permanents. The channel banlist has to be cleaned by an operator made of flesh. If Undernet is ready to allow 300 bans through X, what is the problem in increasing the amount of bans in the regular banlist? Like I said before, appearance is paramount. While Undernet gives the impression of doing something to help us fight spammers, flooders ..., channel administrators arenâ€™t using it.