When will gbatemp irc be back?

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I visited it a few weeks ago and no one seemed to be active.

I disabled it yesterday. Didn't get any reaction from anyone until now.

If no one uses it I might as well keep it disabled because it costs money.
Ok good answer and good idea
 

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I visited it a few weeks ago and no one seemed to be active.

I disabled it yesterday. Didn't get any reaction from anyone until now.

If no one uses it I might as well keep it disabled because it costs money.
I thought it was a random issue or connection issue my end, not a shutdown.

There is a core group of about 10 people that drift in and out, and a whole bunch more idlers and random visitors in spates.

If it is a separate server then fair enough. If it can be a container then it would be appreciated.
Failing that maybe time to go back to an umbrella server rather than self hosted. Would rather it be one with a nickserv and such but if it has to be efnet again then so it goes.
If it is gone for good my power company probably hates you as my machine will probably get the idle so sleep mode turned back on.
 

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I thought it was a random issue or connection issue my end, not a shutdown.

There is a core group of about 10 people that drift in and out, and a whole bunch more idlers and random visitors in spates.

If it is a separate server then fair enough. If it can be a container then it would be appreciated.
Failing that maybe time to go back to an umbrella server rather than self hosted. Would rather it be one with a nickserv and such but if it has to be efnet again then so it goes.
If it is gone for good my power company probably hates you as my machine will probably get the idle so sleep mode turned back on.
Well there is discord now so there is that
 

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Well there is discord now so there is that
I dislike discord and consider it a woefully lacking replacement. No open source client/protocol, and what is there is demanding compared to other things. No scope to make your own server. Services lacking compared to what can be done with IRC servers and scripts/bots in said same. Censorship as they decide what can be talked about (no server of your own after all and on their platform)... all bad news from where I sit and why I like chat protocols that are at least open in protocol, the ability to self host a server ("your server, your rules" and all that).
To that end I await its joining teamspeak, ventrillo, mumble, skype before too terribly long in "what's that?", "yeah I have it to speak to my grandparents" and "oh yeah I remember that".
 

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I dislike discord and consider it a woefully lacking replacement. No open source client/protocol, and what is there is demanding compared to other things. No scope to make your own server. Services lacking compared to what can be done with IRC servers and scripts/bots in said same. Censorship as they decide what can be talked about (no server of your own after all and on their platform)... all bad news from where I sit and why I like chat protocols that are at least open in protocol, the ability to self host a server ("your server, your rules" and all that).
To that end I await its joining teamspeak, ventrillo, mumble, skype before too terribly long in "what's that?", "yeah I have it to speak to my grandparents" and "oh yeah I remember that".
I agree with this person. Discord is all nice and shiny ... until they close your "server" and you realize you can do shit about it, as you cannot host your own Server ;)
 

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I dislike discord and consider it a woefully lacking replacement. No open source client/protocol, and what is there is demanding compared to other things. No scope to make your own server. Services lacking compared to what can be done with IRC servers and scripts/bots in said same. Censorship as they decide what can be talked about (no server of your own after all and on their platform)... all bad news from where I sit and why I like chat protocols that are at least open in protocol, the ability to self host a server ("your server, your rules" and all that).
To that end I await its joining teamspeak, ventrillo, mumble, skype before too terribly long in "what's that?", "yeah I have it to speak to my grandparents" and "oh yeah I remember that".
discord is IRC for people who want candy fed to them. i'm gonna boycott you, Costello. You will hear from my imaginary attorneys. Taking away one of my desktop windows like that. This is worse than that really bad thing in history.
 

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I didn't know the GBATemp IRC ever existed (I don't think it's advertised anywhere on the site), but if I did, I would of joined. Also really anti-discord, and find that it doesn't really fit the GBATemp aesthetic(?). Discord feels so soulless and flat. Then again, I'm one of those freaks who would absolutely kill for a retro GBATemp theme.
 

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discord is IRC for people who want candy fed to them. i'm gonna boycott you, Costello. You will hear from my imaginary attorneys. Taking away one of my desktop windows like that. This is worse than that really bad thing in history.
While I don't get the Rage...
I do get that sentiment.

All people that asked me to "get discord" sofar seemed to fit into the "CandyGlutton" category well.

IRC is nice. Even the DS had clients for it (I think Dragonminded DSO had one too).

@Costello:
Maybe ask the 10 ppl who use it to "split the bill" ?
I'm sure Smiths here has spare change laying around to save their beloved IRC.
 
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While I don't get the Rage...
I do get that sentiment.

All people that asked me to "get discord" sofar seemed to fit into the "CandyGlutton" category well.

IRC is nice. Even the DS had clients for it (I think Dragonminded DSO had one too).

@Costello:
Maybe ask the 10 ppl who use it to "split the bill" ?
I'm sure Smiths here has spare change laying around to save their beloved IRC.
They can literally go to any other IRC Network out there.
 

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I dislike discord and consider it a woefully lacking replacement. No open source client/protocol
While it's hardly a full solution, third party clients do exist. Pidgin can access Discord with a plugin, and there have been some attempts to make Discord usable over IRC, as well. There's also Fosscord, which aims to be an open alternative to Discord that is also cross compatible with it. Fosscord will eventually let you host your own servers that the Discord staff can't control.
 
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The IRC had a couple of people who were relatively active (surkow, FAST, breith, jdbye, inf, fmlatghor, HarmonExtended, idiotkenza, duck, donkeykhan) and maybe a little more than double that of just lurkers including myself. Not every day active, but roughly every two to three days there's a conversation or at least a greeting.

I'm with FAST if it's possible to keep it up as a container or something in another machine or just a channel in another server even though I almost never actively look at it. I just can't bring myself to entirely leave any of my IRC chats.
 
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