kde.modular.im: "I am at least 16 years old. "

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Wed Feb 20 22:09:35 GMT 2019

On 2/21/19 6:56 AM, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> * Matrix now logs #krita on freenode (well, it has been doing so for quite some time, since the first bridge user appeared)
> * We have always tried to make sure #krita has no permanent logs; we don't want that.

It's possible in the channel settings to decide whether newly-joined 
users get backlog from prior to their join or not. The bridging extends 
to the permission model, i.e. ops on the IRC side get to change these 
settings on the Matrix side. An argument can be made that the default 
may not be the right one, but in any case as channel op you retain 
control over how your channel works on both systems.

But I'll note that this isn't something that's come about due to KDE now 
having a Matrix server - it was already the case for a few years, and 
started when freenode agreed to give Matrix API access to the network 
different from what regular IRC clients can do (not that logging and 
relaying that log can't also be done by a regular client).

It's probably a little confusing right now what exactly is new now, but 
it's not all that much: We can now have swanky :kde.org addresses on 
Matrix and more control over the onboarding experience for people who 
are amenable to using Matrix to chat KDE (and your original point 
regarding the age checkbox of course reads very much on this onboarding 
topic). All the other consequences of Matrix existing were already the 
case before.


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