Since the beginning of IRC..and hell..since the beginning of time for that matter, if you give something to the people, some of those people will inevitably want to destroy it and ruin it for those who appreciate it. In this case, the script kiddies don't really need an excuse to do their ddosing. Script kiddies don't use logic or reason when deciding to attack a server... they simply think that since they have some script a programmer wrote to exploit machines, they now deserve absolute respect from everyone. Nothing will change this. Opers all over EFnet could start kissing every ddoser's ass 12 times a day and hand out spoofs galore and ddosers will still attack when one thing or another doesn't go their way.
I voted yes originally to the poll because I didn't stop to think about the question. Abusive opers, if they are truely abusive can cause attacks on servers. What is so loosely defined though, is, WHAT IS ABUSE? Is an oper acting upon a floodnet or abusive bot or a nick juper abusive? Are opers allowed to make their own decisions and determine when a user is being abusive ? According to most users..no..they think they have certain inherited rights when connecting to an IRC server..which include being able to do whatever the hell they want. Unfortunately for the mass of egotistical lamers out there, this is not so. I'd guess that when most users think an oper is being abusive, the oper is merely acting upon the user's abuse.
IRC is not a democracy! The users do not get to decide how they or the servers they connect to are governed. Because of this, you will have people that will 'FIGHT THE POWER'.. ALWAYS.. It doesn't matter what you are dealing with.
Anywho...back to fighting the man.. aka work.
deww wrote:PS - I never cyber. K. Thx! Bye!