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posted by mattie_p on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the idk-about-you-but-irc-irks-me dept.

Landon writes:

"The (evil?) IRC overlord and crew are wondering what you think about our new IRC network. What can we do better? What do you want to see happen with our new network? Heck, should we even have a new network?

See more in Landon's journal"

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  • (Score: 1) by Pav on Thursday February 20 2014, @12:45PM

    by Pav (114) on Thursday February 20 2014, @12:45PM (#3390)

    Not to mention susceptibility to DDOS etc... SoylentNews and its IRC server could go down quite easily to such an attack. The FreeNode guys have experienced many such attacks before - it's somewhat of a regular event, and even if it rattles the network enough to cause major splits at least the community can eventually find its way to a single server. I think creating your own IRC server is a bit NIH, although perhaps it would be nice to join the FreeNode network.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Landon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:26PM

    by Landon (45) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:26PM (#3496) Journal

    That is a concern, but the server is here to stay at this point unless it does anything absolutely naughty (posting everyone's SoylentNews/Facebook/Google passwords in plaintext, etc). I should probably get word out there that ##AltSlashdot on freenode is our backup in case of DDoS.