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More like everybody is leaving freenode

dandelion
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Got updated :

Update 2021-05-25: The new staff at Freenode have been re-opening channels which moved to Libera.chat, including #sr.ht. I have re-closed this channel and will re-iterate in no uncertain terms that sourcehut has left Freenode for good. Any channels you see on Freenode which proport to represent sourcehut are not endorsed by this organization.

Could someone explain me whats going on with freenode?

@Anachron
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Good move!

@AgreeableLandscape
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Just self host honestly. It’s really cheap nowadays, especially for a text-based messaging platform.

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ugh... lo!
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I wish they move to matrix… Like KDE, GNOME, Mozilla and others did

@ishigami_san
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or to XMPP MUCs (or maybe MIX when it matures in couple of years). Self-hosted, federated, and environment friendly (aka lighter on resources :)).

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@sibachian
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rawbacks of irc:

  • not always online, missing conversations, and people can’t contact you unless you leave your client online at all times, or pay for a bouncer.
  • file transfers is only supported on desktop clients and the vast majority uses web clients nowadays.
  • no video or voice chat.
  • no individual encryption.
  • no modern chat features like avatars, image support, quoting or correcting/editing/remove messages.
  • no easy interface management for ops to guide users to their channels and instead have to keep in topic as well as constantly remind people to move conversations to alternative channels.
  • no easy interface management for users to categorize their rooms or private messages.
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However, as mentioned, I don’t find it as easy to go look for old stuff on Matrix, at least not with its seach engine.

depends on the client i think. i haven’t had a reason to use it (and i mainly use elements since the other clients aren’t as far developed yet).

Missing an IRC client on cel phones able to transfer files, agreed… though I’ve never used IRC on a cel phone…

that’s another problem. the only irc client on mobile that won’t disconnect you the minute you close down the client is IRCCloud, which isn’t free.

There’s no purpose of encryption on public chats.

the public chats aren’t encrypted either. need a private room for encryption. so i suppose it’s a moot point for that.

(it can be used even on a console, without graphical environment)

matrix too, there is a terminal client available.

But at times I think Matrix seems like overkill for a support public chat. But the same as IRC, it also works for support chats, not denying that…

while i agree that it’s overkill for support chats, i do like the convenience of keeping everything within the same client instead of having to run several different chat clients on my system and bogging it down (my system isn’t a high end computer and can basically dies at the thought of running most electron-based apps). and matrix really is the end-all-be-all for that purpose, or, will be, once they launch all the features.

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