[LGM] server migration of the IRC channel?
gpittman at iglou.com
Wed May 26 22:50:26 UTC 2021
On 5/26/21 2:54 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Wed, 2021-05-26 at 20:19 +0200, ale rimoldi wrote:
>> i'm used to irc, but most channels feel empty nowadays.
>> i also don't know anybody around me who uses it or even knows what
>> it is...
>> (ok, that's true also about matrix and element... but it's still new
>> : - )
> On non-IRC chat --
> Overall i think matrix has lost out to slack and to discord. (is there
> actually a client for matrix these days that's libre and non-sucky i
> wonder?) largely because of the connections to other business software
> (slack) and to games (discord).
> All of these lost out to IRC because of (1) inline images and coloured
> emoji, and (2) you don't lose messages when you're disconnected, and
> (3) you can connect from multiple devices without multiple accounts.
> But they are not libre. I'd be up for a libre alternative especially if
> it was distributed.
Overall, we should probably follow the advice of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic.
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