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by vroom (Pope)
on Feb 07, 2001 at 06:41 UTC ( #56883=usergroup: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The power users help suppress offensive or disruptive users in the chatterbox; they can temporarily suspend a user's ability to use the messaging system (both cb and private messaging). This is called borg'ing a user. The default suspension is for 10 minutes.

A list of all currently borg'ed users can be seen in the Borg's Belly.

Spells for Power Users:

/borg username [ time [ quip ] ]

Blocks a user from using the messaging system for time (default: 10m).
A message will be posted to the cb stating the fact. You may override the default quip.
quip is optional, and if omitted, time is also optional. (That is, you can't provide a quip but not a time.)
time Takes the form 10s, 10m, or 10h (seconds, minutes, hours, respectively). (You can put any integer you want, of course.) You cannot combine these time scales; 1h30m does not work. You may omit the 'm' if you are specifying minutes.
The username can be in square brackets.

/reaper quip

Posts a message to the cb as if spoken by NodeReaper. The text will be posted as something spoken.
The /me command is also available, e.g.: /reaper /me picks his teeth. But other "slash" commands apparently do not work, e.g. /reaper /msg ...

To spring someone from the brig early, Power Users can do so via the belly page.

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[Corion]: ambrus: My slides are mostly a list of things I want to talk about. But sometimes I want to point out interesting parts, or build up a larger image from small components. This is where animations/ highlights would come in well
[choroba]: what I like about slides in HTML + CSS is I can use templates to produce them, which means all code in slides is tested, and I can version them in git
[ambrus]: Btw, a request to everyone who organizes international conferences where presenters will show slides.
[ambrus]: In the document where you tell people how long the presentations are supposed to be, please also tell the aspect ratio of your projectors, because that's not obvious in advance.
[Corion]: ambrus: A more important point is that when constructing slides, you should respect a margin around your slide content of maybe 10% where no important information should be ;)
[ambrus]: If you don't do that, some people will be able to use only two thirds of the available screen area, or have to prepare three versions of their slides, each of which is a waste that you could avoid with one simple phrase in the call for papers.
[Corion]: As for somebody hosting national conferences, we don't always know the kind of connectors and aspect ratios available ;)
[ambrus]: Corion: well sure, but that's the similar to any printed document, and the margin is diminishing with today's technology. Video games no longer have to assume that the CRTs won't show the edges of the screen.
[Corion]: If you cram your slides with that much information, they might work in an "offline" situation but not very well for a live presentation IMO
[ambrus]: Corion: in that case I also ask the people who rent the conference rooms to tell conference organizers about the available tech.

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