> Where x = 5, y = 5, irc becomes restricted for 10 minutes. This will
> encourage people to get off irc on ftoomsh, as obviously the load means
> that people are trying to do some pretty CPU-intensive work.
You need more than ten minutes, else it will go up and down. As for
killing them off, does the irc client have a reliable magic number? Then
we don't have to worry about people running cri, ric or 1rc.
> > * minor: account get locked for x (x == 2 months?) permanent zero warnings.
> > Again, this only ever happens once, thereafter the account gets deleted.
> A bit too harsh. 2 months is nearly a semester. I think 2 weeks.
Not really. Besides, locking will probably be scalable. There is, I
think, a difference between a 1st year being mischievous and somebody who
spends all their time hopping from machine to machine setting up sites
and getting closed down.
> Take Care.