@tinytoydragon I refuse to let go of IRC myself. I am just waiting for when Discord goes full Skype mode (and probably Telegram and anything else anybody uses) -- can't trust Corporations to run anything right, sooner or later it all becomes money first, quality never.
@lyskar oh, lyskar, it's gonna go eventually.
they used to advertise that they log everythingwhen they first started
it's been obvious since it's inception where it's gonna go
they just found some ways to profit from it first before they sell it off...
1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.
@faoluin @tinytoydragon @lyskar yeah, wish we did not make that turn in 2018. In 2020 I long for days of IRC. With slow and bloated stuff like #slack there has to be a better way. It is not normal that an IM appis one of the most demanding on your workstation. I need my system resources to do actual useful work!
I hate it. The tools suck, the permissions system constantly breaks, like, allowing folks to see and talk in channels they shouldn't have access to.
Having to create an entire role to have certain folks limited to a single channel sucks
But for the moment, it IS the easiest way to get folks to use a community. For now.
Looking forwards to alternatives to catch up :)
@tinytoydragon @faoluin @lyskar yeah but then you have to deal with community fragmentation and inertia, as well as the fact that many game servers are Official and have Devs/Moderators/Other Staff of the relevant game/software house in-server, and that's One More Thing that they would have to deal with too
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