Inofficial irc channel?


#1

I find the forums here not really well suited and prefer irc. Wouldn’t it be possible to just let #letsencrypt on irc run but make it clear in the channel topic that it’s an unofficial channel?


Unbreak the IRC channel
#2

Hi @hyper_ch

there was an irc channel. But it’s closed.


#3

I know, that’s why I make this post. Lets continue the channel as unofficial channel. No need for closing it down.


#4

I think an unmoderated “unofficial” channel would do more harm than good. IRC requires constant moderation to keep conversations on-topic and in-keeping with our community guidelines.

Can you expand on what you find isn’t well suited about the community forums?


#5

Forums are just one big pita. and if everyone would do just forums it would require me to follow countless stuff… IRC just just way more convenient.


#6

These seem like personal opinions. The community forums have more activity than the IRC channel did, are easier to moderate, easier to join/use, and leave a persistent record that other people can reference.

I’m sorry that you don’t find the community forums as convenient to use as IRC was but I still believe this was the right decision and that an unofficial IRC channel wouldn’t be justified.


#7

There’s still no good reason to not let an unofficial channel continue to live. there’s plenty of people still in the irc channel.


#8

I already gave you a good reason:

You’re of course free to create whatever IRC channels you want within the Freenode policies. If its “unofficial” you don’t need a blessing from Let’s Encrypt.

Good luck,


#9