To clarify. I’m not saying the discourse here is bad, and you should feel bad. I’m merely saying there’s an opportunity to have realtime chat which is currently implemented via IRC for this podcast community, and isn’t used.
Does that mean we don’t want to talk to eachother? I doubt it.
I actually talk to other BV listeners (and presenters) in real-time chat most days, but in other podcast channels, which feels weird. I just thought there might be a place for a room where like minded BV listeners (and presenters) might lurk and chat about things that interest them.
@jonobacon I think you’re missing something fundamental here. The reason people aren’t in the IRC channel is because frankly IRC is dead. It’s not because real-time chat isn’t needed.
That is hard for me to say. I’m the guy who was always defending IRC and Mailman mailing lists over forums and slack. But, in 2018, we are where we are. People have spoken and moved to Slack/Telegram and forums and away from Mailing lists.
To those saying “not telegram” or “not slack” it’s not a hard requirement to join and chat, just a suggestion of somewhere people can gather, chat about the latest episode, make suggestions and build a community.