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tfheen Tue, 10 Oct 2006 - Contentless ping annoying

People tend to just ping me on IRC, which is annoying and useless. If people say something like tfheen: I have this problem with blah. Do you know a workaround? I can just respond later when I'm awake or around. Instead, people are going: tfheen: ping? and I pong five hours later and they're not around. Annoying for all parts.

To counter this, I have now written a small irssi script which responds to contentless pings with "You sent me a contentless ping. This is a contentless pong. Please provide a bit of information about what you want and I'll respond when I am around."

The script is available.

[12:05] | tech | Contentless ping annoying

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>