Universal Greeting Time (UGT)

Ich treibe mich gerade wieder häufiger in IRCs herum und ein großes Phänomen von internationalen Chats sind die leidigen Diskussionen über tagesabhängige Begrüßungen neuer Chat Besucher.

[UGT] states that it is always morning when person comes into a channel, and it is always late night when person leaves. Local time of any member of channel is irrelevant. […] The idea behind establishing this convention was to eliminate noise generated almost every time someone comes in and greets using some form of day-time based greeting, and then channel members on the other side of the globe start pointing out that it’s different time of the day for them.

Simpel und (und deshalb) gut!

(via Sandeep Shetty)