posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:10 PM
ATS is not
a place to come and chat with people over whatever may be on your mind. ATS does house a chat program out of the kindness of it's
heart, and as a service to it's members. Video or speech is not only completely unnecessary, and requires server load and monetary funds like no
other, but it basically rules out anyone with a dial-up connection.
Originally posted by Merkeva
I have used IRC for years and I find it one of the best methods of online communication.
I agree wholeheartedly. However, as for an IRC server (which, mind you, is much cheaper and easier to set up) I've a few things to say, namely:
1. See my first sentence or two.
2. It's offsite. That means anyone can join. We can set up services to protect nicks, etc. and we can get ops (moderators) to be there (I'm a
very proficient idler, I'd volunteer) but we can't keep out the riffraff. We can make it +k but that adds levels of difficult that are completely
uneccesary, and wouldn't even solve the problem. Also, very hard to verify that it is, in fact, your nick you registered. We also can't require
200 posts. (Although, in truth, we could set it +m and +v could mean you've got the required limit)
It's a hassle, and wouldn't work as well to the ends it does here. Feel free to u2u me any servers/chans you frequent, we'll do lunch.