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