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.