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bug#40137: 25.1; ERC ignore function should allow specifying a limited d
bug#40137: 25.1; ERC ignore function should allow specifying a limited duration
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:43:23 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Lars Ingebrigtsen <email@example.com> writes:
> Phil Hagelberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> When using ERC, sometimes you need to /ignore users who are annoying
>> you. Rather than having all ignores persist until you manually un-ignore
>> them, it would be useful to be able to specify an amount of time after
>> which the ignore would expire on its own.
> The timeout itself doesn't seem like it'd be too difficult to implement,
> but I'm not quite sure whether this would actually be useful. What's
> the use-case? I mean, if a user is annoying, then the user will still
> be annoying forever? Hm...
I'd personally use this feature if it were available. Some people are
not /always/ annoying, just /sometimes/. :-)
> Anyway, if this were to be implemented, in what format would the
> timeout be queried for? Perhaps hours?
Irssi seems to use seconds . But I think minutes would be a nice
compromise between seconds and hours. Though, ideally, we'd be able to
parse relative time strings like "+1h", "+3d", "+2w", and so on.
Do you know if Emacs has functions for parsing such time formats outside
Org? This seems like one of many situations they would come in handy.
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