every time someone goes "irc was so good it's sad to see it get replaced" i laugh into madness a little

do i really have to remind you how shitty and dangerously unusable it is. authoritative point i use it everyday

the primary way to make it bearable is to run an irc client on a server and that should give you a little hint that something is fucked up

when you leave denial that's a monthly fee, a machine to maintain, and sysadmin skills required just to join a chatroom in decent conditions

@CobaltVelvet You have that issue with any chat system.
It's just that most of the time, you run a "lightweight client" (to use bitcoin terminology) to connect to a "heavy client" hosted by someone else for "free".
There are ways to do that for IRC too, eg. IRCCloud, The Lounge, or Quassel.

@val okay but that's the worst argument and it's based on current irc limitations

you already have a server and there is no good reason not to merge the "heavy client" into it

that client does two things:
- temporarily store logs
- relay my connection

the server could effortlessly make the second need disappear with reasonable privacy, and very easily store some logs, even encrypted for one client

@CobaltVelvet Agreed. Thankfully IRCv3 added the bits needed to do this to the protocol, now someone needs to implement it.

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@CobaltVelvet Oh I forgot, Inspircd already does the log storage and replays it to the client when it rejoins a channel

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