Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:54 PM
Absolutely no one talking though.
I've never seen the point in IRC. It's very rare that there is ever anyone actually speaking in them. Everyone just sits and idles in the room, like they feel like they have to be seen but never heard.
there's generally quite a lot of chatter in spatalos.eu but i think the reason for the general perception of irc being 'pointless' for new users is because most people who have used irc for a long time are more often than not chatting in private channels with friends rather than public ones. given that, i can certainly understand why a newer user with no real reason other than a public channel would find irc pointless, but for those of us who have used it for a long time it's almost a way of life :p. it's also very lightweight and can just be left running without using almost any resources, thus why many gamers use it rather than having a much more obtrusive program such as msn messenger running.
this was a completely unecessarily long reply :>
war: xxi grams, walking issues
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