But those are the rules and if you break them then don't be surprised when
you are kicked. Please don't forget that these rules where set by each of
the channels users. Some channels #youth for instance only allow 15 mins
idle again that's the Young People's decision. They want an active chatting
channel not everyone one on the side :o)
The idle timeout on the server is 5 hours which should be long enough by
By the way if I come across an anti-idle script then I would ban for it. Its
against the rules and the spirit of the rules set by the users of scoutlink
and dare I say possibly the idlers as well.
Look forward to welcoming anyone to any channel I'm usually on #english and
my nick is Roger-uk (Original isn't it,
Cub Scout Leader - G8XAN - IRC-Operator (Scoutlink)
1st Sawley (All Saints) Scout Group
> -----Original Message-----http://www.c1tracking.com/l.asp?cid=5511
> From: Danny Messano [mailto:dannymessano@...]
> Sent: 11 November 2003 04:28
> To: Dave Colter
> Subject: Re: [Scoutradio] "Kicked" from ScoutLink
> I really don't agree with the no idling rule. To me, idling
> is like parking yourself on a calling frequency and waiting
> for a call. That's why I prefer IRC over Yahoo's java
> chats... you can park your IRC client in channel, set your
> client to flash or play a sound on activity, and a dead
> channel can become an active one instantly. Idling in a
> channel also shown someones online status and allows for easy
> calling or private messaging (in the event they are away).
> I can understand the predatory aspect of it, and am all for
> child protection, but I cant see that as justification for
> not allowing someone to idle.
> I should also mention that it takes less than 5 minutes to
> write an mIRC script that defeats idle checking.
> I had actually considered requesting a channel for our pack
> on scoutlink, but I prefer to idle, so I dont see that happening.
> Danny Messano
> Monday, November 10, 2003, 7:38:00 AM, you wrote:
> DC> If you were kicked from the channel (an automated function) for
> DC> idling, it wasn't for only five minutes. The idle timer has never
> DC> been set for less than 30 minutes (except during JOTI due to the
> DC> extremely high number of users), and has been as long as an hour.
> DC> The purpose of the main channels is for chatting, no idling.The
> DC> organizers of ScoutLink, who are from all over the world,
> DC> it somewhat rude to sign onto a channel and then not participate.
> DC> There are also some security concerns, although I think they are
> DC> somewhat limited. The most oft stated is that a predator can sit
> DC> there and gather information. It is theoretically better
> if we have
> DC> an opportunity to engage someone in conversation, since
> we might be
> DC> able to determine that this person really doesn't belong
> on a Scout
> DC> channel. Protecting the children is a high priority. In
> reality, we
> DC> don't allow kids or adults to exchange any personal
> information on
> DC> the open channels, so a predator really would not have many
> DC> opportunities, especially given the worldwide scope of
> the network.
> DC> 73, Dave Colter WA1ZCN ("nhscouter" on ScoutLink)
> DC> Danny wrote:
> >> Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 12:40:12 -0500
> >> From: Danny Messano <dannymessano@...>
> >> Subject: Re: WOSM JOTA website, IRC, EchoLink
> >> I have been banned from scoutlink many times. I walk away
> from my PC
> >> for
> DC> 5 minutes and get kicked for idling. I dont go there anymore.
> >> Danny Messano
> >> Friday, November 7, 2003, 12:21:51 PM, you wrote:
> >> DC> Just in case you don't know it exists, the official WOSM JOTA
> >> DC> website
> DC> is at
> >> DC> http://www.home.zonnet.nl/worldscout//. This site is
> based in the
> >> DC> Netherlands, but has a link to it from the WOSM website. It is
> >> DC> the
> DC> source
> >> DC> for all official world-wide JOTA information. It has
> >> DC> on
> DC> Scout
> >> DC> use of EchoLink and e-QSO, two Internet resources.
> >> DC> Also, if you need an official Scout IRC chat site, try
> >> DC> They
> DC> have
> >> DC> channels for a variety of purposes and in many different
> >> DC> languages.
> DC> The
> >> DC> #leaders channel is always available for discussions. The main
> >> DC> channel
> DC> is
> >> DC> #english, and you can sometimes find me there as
> "nhscouter." For
> DC> details,
> >> DC> visit www.scoutlink.org.
> >> DC> 73,
> >> DC> Dave WA1ZCN
> DC> Check out the UK Radio-Scouting page here at Yahoo!Groups.
> DC> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/radio-scouting-uk
> DC> Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have them
> DC> subscibe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadioYouth
> DC> Visit "Operation On Target BSA" Mountain Top Signaling:
> DC> http://www.ontargetbsa.org/
> DC> Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
> DC> http://www.k1dwu.net/ham-links/clubs.-.scouting.phtml
> DC> Visit the "Adventure Radio Society"
> DC> http://www.natworld.com/ars/
> DC> ScoutRadio start page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scoutradio
> DC> (Email archives - member email addresses - change your
> DC> details, etc.)
> DC> Post message: email@example.com
> DC> Unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
> DC> List owner: email@example.com
> DC> SCOUTING and AMATEUR RADIO - FUN FOR ALL AGES
> DC> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> DC> http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> Best regards,
> Danny Messano
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Check out the UK Radio-Scouting page here at Yahoo!Groups.
Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have them subscibe
Visit "Operation On Target BSA" Mountain Top Signaling:
Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
Visit the "Adventure Radio Society" http://www.natworld.com/ars/
ScoutRadio start page:
(Email archives - member email
addresses - change your subscription details, etc.)
Post message: firstname.lastname@example.org
List owner: email@example.com
SCOUTING and AMATEUR RADIO - FUN FOR ALL AGES
Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/