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As above really. I help out on Wikipedia a lot so I like to help out on the Wikipedia live help chat on there. Recently I've been looking through some Apple/tech IRC chatrooms and I was wondering if anyone in the forum here use IRC. If so, just out of interest what client do you use? I use Colloquy.

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I used to leave IM tools up and open but I turned all this off. for whatever reason people would get peeved that didn't reply to then seconds after they typed a message. this meant that I was busy doing everything else. there is a time and a place of group chat though. ircle was my choice of IRC back when I used IRC. I haven't fired up anything for a long time.

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Yes, that's the trouble with some channels. There's plenty of people in the room, it's just that the chat is a bit stagnant. The Wikipedia IRC channel's great though, we were all playing this quiz thing with a bot one user had created, and it automatically detected which person typed the right answer, kept track of scores and everything. It was really good and although it sounds a bit boring, we all had a great laugh.

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Maybe it's just me, but it appears that most people either prefer forums or chat and don't use both lots ( either one or the other mostly ). I belong to many forums, but the only IRC chat I ever participate in is one of a certain nationally syndicated tech radio show host ( John knows who I'm referring to I'm sure, LOL ) and then only when I am viewing his shows live.

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Ive nevrer really liked IRC, have always found them too noisy. I prefer my chat to be one on one, never more than three people in the chat or it becomes unmanageable for me.

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I used IRC in the past for a few specific work-related conversations. I feel it's rather outdated now. Multi-person iChat or a message board (such as this one) are better suited for the types of communication i've experienced on IRC.

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Maybe it's just me, but it appears that most people either prefer forums or chat and don't use both lots ( either one or the other mostly ). I belong to many forums, but the only IRC chat I ever participate in is one of a certain nationally syndicated tech radio show host ( John knows who I'm referring to I'm sure, LOL ) and then only when I am viewing his shows live.

 

Leo Laporte?

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I must be the exception then, because I use both. Even though IRC is kinda old, I still find it useful for some things.

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Correct, and I wouldn't be surprised if you were not alone ... it's just that to me, it seems that those who use forums ( for the most part ) like to read posts and reply on their own time, not real time ... for the most part anyway.

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