11/10/2017 (Fri) 00:05:08
IRC is simply inconvenient by any communication standards.
It is volatile, and doesn't keep message history on the server.
Multi-user chat concept is retarded for anything beyond game sessions, bots and casual shitposting. Group voice calling software and XMPP/Discord conferences with history supersede it for gamers.
Threaded forum boards and Slack supersede it for serious discussions where you can always connect to server and review old messages.
Finally, today IRC means connect to "our" IRC server hosted by third-party like Freenode, basically reddit in denial.