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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: 2) by DarkMorph on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:32PM

    by DarkMorph (674) on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:32PM (#3455)
    Can someone please explain to me why exactly is it such a problem to have one more TCP/IP connection established on your system for one more IRC server? You could still be using a 486 with 56K and it shouldn't be that big of a deal, to illustrate the point that it isn't a bandwidth or other resources consumption issue. Many clients like Hexchat or Pidgin in particular help abstract such details and make it almost transparent which protocol, or how many, you are using. Even with classic clients such as irssi, surely it isn't really hampering your usage to connect to another server.

    I'm seeing expressed fears of (D)DoS against the SN IRC server, now that I do understand as being a concern, but it would be equally as valid to express the same concern for the website itself as well.
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  • (Score: 1) by Landon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:20PM

    by Landon (45) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:20PM (#3490) Journal

    I agree, it's generally just one more line in your configuration to add a new server. Heck, we even have SSL!

  • (Score: 2) by ticho on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57PM

    by ticho (89) on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57PM (#3634) Homepage Journal

    Same reason Google Plus did not catch on next to Facebook. Why get involved in yet another thing which is the same as the thing I am involved in already? It's one more thing to setup, and to keep in mind, for little or no benefit.

    Different strokes, I guess.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @12:55AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @12:55AM (#3929)

      We are not trying to be another IRC network, but to have an IRC network that we can manage our own way for purposes that are not typical of IRC.