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What happened to IRC? Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:01:57 [Preview] No. 11730
Why did it go out of style and are there any active communities left?

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:34:32 [Preview] No. 11731 del
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IRC is still alive and well, if you know where to look. Some websites still use it for their chat backend if they aren't using XMPP or some proprietary nonsense.

It went "underground" largely due to instant messengers which have the same functionality (and more) and Facebook (which has its own built in instant messaging). I think some of it also has to do with the fact IRC is insecure by default, and securing it is a pain in the ass to the average user (not to mention relies on everyone else doing the same). There are also botnets like Discord which are simply more convenient to use. IRC is still pretty widely used for piracy as an alternative to usenet (which still has not died out either). A few imageboards (Lainchan and 8chan I know of offhand) still use it as a secondary means of communication. A few obscure gaming communities use it as well.

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:52:35 [Preview] No. 11732 del
>Born 12-20-15 IRC: #InfinityNow @ rizon.net (Group) (Trello) 8TailedLynx (Trello) LynxChan 1.7.5 (Group) (Trello)
>[home / boards / overboard / account / help ] [ irc / ]
>Irc: #lynxchan@rizon.net

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 09:54:28 [Preview] No. 11733 del
>most servers exclude tor exit nodes
>no e2e encryption
>using irc

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 00:05:08 [Preview] No. 11735 del
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.

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 03:11:42 [Preview] No. 11736 del
As an Anon I like IRC. Tell me which other centralized protocol doesn't require you to make an account?

>doesn't keep message history on the server.
Real-time chat should be real time. If you want to keep your history, use forums.

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:47:10 [Preview] No.11775 del
You are implying too much OP, you are wrong. IRC is more active than discord shit.

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