[fpc-other] #fpc irc channel

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Sat Apr 22 11:38:19 CEST 2023

On 4/20/23 15:03, HSN via fpc-other wrote:
> Irc is one of the few platforms left on the Internet where there is no phone number or email required to talk.

Yet, I had to enter a valid email address to register for the #fpc IRC
channel, and confirm its valid. So there goes that theory of yours. :-)

My preference is still good old NNTP (newsgroups).
* Doesn't require registration
* Doesn't require a valid email address
* Users are free to use any News Client they prefer, with the feature
  they want/need.
* History of conversations can be stored forever - no loss of
  information (the internet is fragile enough already)
* Past messages are searchable (an ever growing knowledge base)

Hence I've been hosting newsgroups for some open source projects for
well over a decade now.


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