When will gbatemp irc be back?

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My irssi has been sitting there more or less idle for the past couple of years, but there was always someone talking every couple of days when I scrolled up.

about $5 per month or something.

I've turned it back on, is it working now?

Right now the IRC server is down for me.
 

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This thread is the best representation of taking something for granted, then complain as soon as a change happened.

The gbatemp admins don't owe the users the services, the services are offered based on the demand and actual use, and if the IRC was taken down because the user base was summarised to 3 users idle for months, it's simply not worth keeping, in my honest opinion.
The IRC is just a different set of people. We see the value of the IRC and we hang out there, in fact pretty much everyone in this thread is from the IRC. Taking it for granted would be if we just bailed IRC to another platform and only now talk about it when IRC is missing, but aside from myself and like....|Shadow| a long time ago (iunno if he made an alt, because I think he got banned a long time ago lol), I honestly don't think I've ever seen FAST, Surkow, etc. on the discord.

Just going through the thread, you can even see that most of us understand the issue of the IRC costing money and passing through the solutions rather than just saying "reinstate the IRC, we want it back nao". None of us want to push on Costello's wallet if he doesn't see a need to fund it. I'm honestly on-board even if it's just a channel on efnet, I'd still join it.

In terms of activity, yeah it's slower than the Discord, there's a lot less people. Even the Discord has a couple of slow days here and there. In terms of actually active regular users that chat though, it's a higher percentage than the Discord. The discord's activity primarily revolves around transient new users that just have a problem they want solved and the occasional Discord bot making the rounds. In the IRC, everyone there is generally mature, able, and willing to solve their own problems, so most of the banter is usually just asking how everyone's day is, greetings, farewells, and just straight casual conversation.
 

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Sadly my hosting right now is shared hosting (I only need token websites and files 99.9% of the time) so no real scope to run an IRC container/server and my home internet/power is not really reliable enough to stick a pi on it or something.




Is IRChighway standard in most clients nowadays? It is one of the few other servers I am always on so would be happy enough to set up #gbatemp/#gbatemp.net on that but when loading it up with other clients over the years I have often had to go fetch ports/addresses for it and if we can spare that for those joining I might be inclined to look elsewhere.


Its general existence predates the site but after efnet got annoying to use it went for own servers. It did used to be on the front page but got lost in a reshuffle so was mostly those that dug deep or that already knew at that point. Probably added to why it also appeared more inactive during Costello's sampling as fresh blood as it were is needed to keep conversation flowing.
What's a "token website" ? 🤔

I use a domain name to link elsewhere, but I doubt you're talkong about that...
 

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What's a "token website" ? 🤔

I use a domain name to link elsewhere, but I doubt you're talkong about that...
Whether I have a website or not ultimately matters little to my business. However the ability to throw on a fully ?SQL/PHP website and send that around to clients wanting me to build them one, chuck random small files/pictures/whatever on to send as a link in emails or forums, have a basic email setup and more, sometimes (though not right now) even having unlimited domains on a shared host for those more local or small businesses wanting "here I am, this is what I do, here are some pictures of my work/menus/..." type sites is mightily convenient even if there are alternatives that work for all those.
 

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if anyone else is willing to run an IRC server I'm OK to point the DNS at you.

Send me the details via PM and I'll pick the most reasonable one
I saw later in the thread that you turned it back on, but I'm still more than willing to host if needed. I got a Vultr server hosted in Atlanta that I only host my super bare-bones website and email server on.
 

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I saw later in the thread that you turned it back on, but I'm still more than willing to host if needed. I got a Vultr server hosted in Atlanta that I only host my super bare-bones website and email server on.
hello, yes that'd be nice actually.
Feel free to private-message me for details if you're ok with this?
 
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