Apart from being the home of a few cabalistic homo-sapiens, #SPAN is essentially just another channel in the realm of IRC. People join, raise hell, leave… but amidst the zenith of this typical IRC-esque superficiality, something dark and insidious dwells within the crevices of SPAN.
A man looks in the abyss, the abyss stares back. The man judges the darkness, he fights it, he becomes the darkness! We are THE abyss! Fight us, stare into the SPAN of darkness, become one of us… or become NOTHING!
What all the aforementioned non-sequiturs essentially meant is, the idea of #SPAN was conceived to create an Order of Equality and Freedom, in a shallow world of IRC which rivals the Soviet communes themselves.
Unlike conventional channels of IRC, where operators are not considered equals, but rather gods to be cowered from; SPAN is unburdened by this pragmatism; it is a community which is FREE of the ideological destruction of self-esteems; free of the clichéd circus of accesses and operatorships and SELECTIVE MORALITIES!
You can question it, judge it, condemn it… but we defy the politics of power and greed, through a place which thrives without either. We are the liberators of dictatorial slaves, we are the reckoning of the elites. We don’t have RULES, nor the selective consciousness; we don’t make policies. We just follow CODES… and the codes are simple:
A simple No-Op, No-aKick policy. No bans, no tone policing, no proclivity towards Social Controlling, no need to be in the Kindergarten all over again. We don’t muzzle people, we let natural equilibrium of the SPANians to balance themselves out. The ones who uphold the SPANian Law, never leave. Those who do not, NEVER last!
We work hard to keep SPAN from growing. To create a community where the bond of fellowship marches beyond the realm of IRC, and into the REAL world.
The channel do not need a thousand people; we are but a few, only the one’s whose fierce loyalty provide a fitting coda to the vision of SPAN!
Only the hard and strong can be counted amongst the Spanians… only the hard… only the strong…!