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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:44PM (#3461)

    IRC already sucked in the 90s IIRC. It is beyond me why anyone would use it today.

    If you really want to go back to the golden age you should really check this website [archive.org].

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:24PM (#3493)
    That's a fair criticism. Indeed, IRC is incredibly crusty technology and it's questionable to support it anymore. It's clunky to use, full of hacks, and has various legacy limitations. There's gotta be better alternatives. Actually, I think that today there are even AJAX based "webchats" which get it more right.
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by mcgrew on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:10PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:10PM (#3539) Homepage Journal

    I liked IRC in the '90s, but IMO it's obsolete these days, forums are far better. I haven't been on any IRC in over a decade, and I think soylent's IRC is unnecessary and I hope it doesn't detract from the site itself.

    --
    Free Martian whores! [mcgrewbooks.com]
    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Landon on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:33PM

      by Landon (45) on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:33PM (#3556) Journal

      We don't want to detract from the site either!