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bug#11592: [PATCH] prevent accidental pastes in ERC


From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: bug#11592: [PATCH] prevent accidental pastes in ERC
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 17:07:26 -0700

If I accidentally paste into a shell buffer, I (generally) harm nobody
but myself.  But if I accidentally paste into an IRC buffer, I can
annoy everybody on that channel.  I've done it many times, and it
happens to other people often too.

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Deniz Dogan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Glenn Morris skrev 2012-05-31 21:24:
>
>>
>> Perhaps you could give the motivation/explanation for this change.
>> Why are accidental pastes into an erc buffer more of an issue than for
>> say, a shell buffer?
>>
>
> Accidentally pasting (and thereafter sending) large amounts of data on an
> IRC server will in many cases cause you to either be disconnected due to
> "excess flood" and in other cases, where some anti-flood client setting
> prevents that, just cause lots of disruption in the IRC channel.
>
> Having said that: I don't really know how suitable this patch is.





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