IRC in the 2020's
I needed to have another look at IRC. Sadly it seems this is a dead end. Here are my notes this time. …
Things have moved on, and not always for the best I am advised this has moved on such that it’s no longer usable. Perhaps I should move this article to a comment on what i wrote before, now deprecated.
However, I need to research Slack, arguable an IRC clone, so I will put those comments here.
- Making the most of slack at your non-profit from techsoup.org
- How to build a slack community from online geniuses
- How to create setup grow a highly engaged community with slack from Hamster Pad on medium, it’s an overlay social network, but offers a means of distributing invitations to join
- What is slack? from rag tag notes, first time I see it’s free for small non-profits, although not sure if they offer this to political organisations (or what political is, since charities may not be political under UK law).
- Admin essentials 101 2 a webinar by Slack
- lmgtfy “how to build a community using slack”
- lmgtfy “how to invite people to a slack community using a third party messaging application”
- Also Slack’s home page and its pricing
The slack client, if invoking “add teammates” allows the generation of an invite code.
The reply to thread button is tiny 🤓
I collected these links when I thought that IRC might be the answer
- Why 2020 Is the Perfect Time to Revisit IRC from how to geek
- Freenode is dead, long live irc dated 2021
- The 7 Best Chat Apps and Clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Franz a console software product, I think i used this on my Mac for something. Now a freemium product.
- Jabber, is it still there? I used to use this, https://jabber.hot-chilli.net/,when I say I used to use it, I had an account. I tried to use this page to contact them, but it doesn’t seem to work.
Some IRC links
- Get Started with IRC (Internet Relay Chat) from wikihow
- Joining freenode IRC from unicorn utterances
- A thread at forums.mirc.com on error nickname is already in use