Irchiver FAQ
  1. Background
    1. Who are you?
    2. What are you doing?
    3. How?
    4. Why IRC search?
    5. How will this benefit the community?
    6. How does this differ from or
  2. Privacy Policy
    1. Isn't this a crude invasion against my privacy?
    2. Isn't this a bit big brotherie?
    3. Why should I trust you?
    4. Will you send me the raw data you collected from network XYZ?
    5. Will all channels be logged?
    6. opt-in?
    7. opt-out?
    8. Will you remove my comment X at channel Y said HH:MM?
    9. Is this going to be public service, available on Web?
    10. Can't you use just the raw data, no nicks etc. at all?
    11. Will you log / analyze / publish user IPs or hostnames?
  3. Technicalities
    1. 10 different languages are spoken on our channel. Are you able to analyse it?
    2. Which programming languages you use?
    3. Do you have a dedicated IRC server for logging?
    4. Do you have a public CVS?
  4. Miscellaneous
    1. Your bots invaded Freenode Oct 30th 2003. Why didn't you ask us before doing it?
    2. Why just Freenode?
    3. Under which license your code will be published?
    4. How are you going to handle spammers and fakers etc. who try to ruin the data quality?
  5. Roadmap
    1. So, what do you want?
    2. Do you have any ideas how to collect the test data set while respecting our privacy?
    3. What are you going to do with the data?
    4. Searches like what?
    5. What then?

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