I'll make this short. The title says most of it. In an attempt to end what I started (god, I can't say how sorry I am for causing all this), let's just have short responses from everyone to say they agree or do not. Sort of an informal poll I suppose.
Let's make a monk's deal that:
- The Chatterbox is a pub, anything goes and there is no expectation that what is being said should be thought of as completely serious.
- There will be no reproduction of logs made of Chatterbox discussion posted to this site or used in any other public forum (usenet, your next book, etc.). Make them for your own benefit if you want, just don't post them.
- If you do feel compelled to quote something from the Chatterbox, confirm it's validity with the person quoted first (they may hav been kidding, or the comment might be out of context).
I've distilled these three things from everything I've read on this. I think they capture everyone's thoughts. Of course, they are guidelines and there might be exceptions to everything EXCEPT the part about clearing what you do with the people quoted. Just say if you agree or not. After this, assuming these are acceptable to all, monks can refer to this node as the de facto standard of CB logging if and when it comes up again.
this makes me wish we had a secret handshake, it would be appropriate to use it after this...
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