Re: #WWW on IRC

Lou Montulli (
Thu, 24 Jun 93 18:07:55 CDT

> What I thought would be really valuable is a WWW developers (possibly
> and users) BBS, telnettable to. That way the conversation could be
> subdivided into topics (``boards'' for Clients, Mosaic, Servers, CERN
> Code, WAIS, Getting Started, SGML-flamage, &c.). The site to set this
> up would need to be well connected, though (hint hint :-).
> A problem I find with the mailing list is that *everything* is here,
> which is not necessarily a good thing :). I delete more than I read,
> and it takes a while for the mail to get through.
> As an interim idea, why not use IRC to communicate informally? I'll
> join #WWW on IRC whenever I'm on, and if there's sufficient interest,
> I'll look into writing a 'bot to serve files, maybe even access the
> web. Someone with a less crappy connection to the backbone might be
> able to run the 'bot if it gets going.
> Feedback? Abuse? See you on IRC?
> Nat.

NO No No No NO! Sub-division of the list maybe, but IRC NEVER!
Couldn't we come up with a Web based solution for this? After all
we are writing Web clients!

-BTW don't you think that the time differences between our continents
might be a problem for live discussions. Oh yeah, I forgot, developers
work 24 hours a day, who has time to sleep :-)

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