Scorch, we were not spamming "Nigger" or "Faggot", we actually did talk about the site and the current mods. Those words, however, are allowed there. But nobody spammed either of them, at least not when I was on the IRC.
@Rarity and Grammatik: Must've been before I joined. When I got the invite from meta, he was spamming those same words.
@Callie: I really don't give a damn about the chat. I'm protesting the fact that you guys are trying to force users to edit. I'm telling you that very few contributors feel comfortable editing someone else's work, and I'm also telling you that it seems more like you and the rest of them are just feeling underappreciated, like no one does any work, and thus you want a message sent.
Unfortunately, for all the talk I hear of users like Devin being able to "focus on their work" because chat's gone, and users telling me it will "reduce drama"...-Which is Ironic because most of you indulge in that same drama daily- That users who actually want to edit COULD be editing and instead choose to waste their time on chat. So either the case is that Chat is indeed a distraction for users to the main purpose of the site and thus should not exist, or you are merely using it as an excuse for your (hypothetical, directed at nobody specific) personal laziness.
As for chat moderators needing to meet edit requirements, I think that is horribly unfair. They are not VCROC or Editors, they aren't administrators, they are Chat Moderators, there for the sole purpose of moderating the chat and keeping the chaos controlled. Why the moderators have say on Wiki structural matters, OR why they should be forced to meet an edit count to become moderators or keep their positions, I don't understand.
For people who have to be on the chat a certain amount of time each day, who are busy out of their f'ing skulls, you are forcing them to edit.
So either you are overworking them, or telling them to distract themselves from MODERATION and edit.
And that's a good point. If the moderators are editing when they're supposed to be moderating, who controls and moderates chat? Because of those policies, it takes an incredible amount of time for any moderator to respond on the chat.
Thus the duties of the moderator become skewed. And, quite frankly, I HATE having to hear moderators BITCH about being underappreciated and how all the users hate them because they're not doing their jobs when they are CLEARLY overworked.