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So, Slack has decided to shutdown IRC and XMPP interfaces.

Looks like no more slack for me!


Embrace, Extend, Extinguish is alive and well in the valley.

@kaniini not sure if they ever "embraced" IRC. I would have been using it very rarely if I didn't have IRC gateway. There were also opinions on the net that Slack was the only thing pulling nerds off #IRC , but I think that trend might have stopped.

Fortunately #freenode is going strong


freenode going strong is actually unfortunate

freenode is a whole owned subsidiary of a VPN corporation since 2015. same situation as slack.

@kaniini yes, it's a centrally managed network, not a casual IRC one. But maybe I can live with that (as an alternative of it going down completely).

Spectacular Optical @calvin

@saper @kaniini VPN companies are greasy as fuck

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@calvin @kaniini yeah, looking forward to community to buy freenode out