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I’m conflicted. I like that I can login and view past messages. Can’t do that with irc. And can also view history.
I’m ambivalent. I was a hardcore IRC user in the 90s. Thinking about that and then this, I see few downsides to this over that.
yeah, I see downsides also. But it also shows how dated IRC is and how it should improve.
IRC with a bouncer to keep history isn’t so bad…and #C03S1KBA2 is logged, and should be searchable “in theory"
yeah, but it isn’t as “user friendly”. Most of the irc history I’ve seen is just a big pile of plain text and you have to search using cmd-f on the browser. It pales in comparison to slack’s search.
maybe this means there is an opportunity to build a service with better UX on top of irc.
Especially I dislike that I have to have separate windows open for different Slack communities. Irc and Flowdock support multiple servers/organizations in one client.
Is that with OS X or Windows client? Browser version allows to switch the account but that is not much use as I can't see by a glance which channels are active