[ndbug] IRC channel

Hrishikesh Murukkathampoondi hrishim at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 04:17:34 PST 2016

I dont hang out on IRC much any more. Find it a little bit of a distraction

> On 23-Jan-2016, at 1:38 PM, N.J. Thomas <njt at ayvali.org> wrote:
> * 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.
> Thomas
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