[ndbug] IRC channel

N.J. Thomas njt at ayvali.org
Sat Jan 23 00:08:50 PST 2016

* Siju George <sgeorge.ml2 at gmail.com> [2016-01-23 07:59:36+0530]:
> Hi Thomas, I don't use IRC at all. But it is a quite useful medium for
> newbies and people with a helping heart interact real time rather than wait
> for 24 hour sometimes to get answer in a mailinglist.

Interesting. I used IRC a whole bunch from the early 90s until around
the turn of the millennium. But I always considered mailing lists
superior. Mostly because almost all lists were archived and searchable.
IRC always seemed so ephemeral.

> Sometimes IRC can be a bad experience with snobs trolling newbies. So be
> careful to humbly give one answer and try asking another person or wait for
> some helpful one to pickup :-)

I think it depends on the channel. I've mostly hung out in channels
frequented by people I know IRL, so this has never been a problem.


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