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but maybe IRC is too old school--no one chats on it anymore.
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 04:03:14PM -0500, Joshua Stone via WLUG
Last night's meeting was excellent, and I'd like say thanks again
Tim for giving me a ride home!
Last night's discussion gave me ideas of ways we could improve
activity, increase attendence, and improve outreach efforts.
group would be certainly improve discoverability, and
getting in touch with WPI's computer science group would be great
I think what a lot communities are doing nowadays is having a text
format for users who want to communicate more easily over the
especially with mobile devices. As an example, there are Discord
servers for Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, etc, and they have room sizes
generally in the hundreds or even well over a thousand. Even before
Discord they'd use IRC for providing support, posting updates, etc.
Having a text chat of our own would certainly help improve
participation -- I think Matrix would be a good option here because
has many nice features and has a fairly polished user experience:
- Numerous clients available on desktop, mobile, and web (
- Persistent chat history
- Link previews
- Various bots to choose from for adding functionality (
- User moderation
- Server federation
- Self-hosting available, both client and server are completely
- File sharing
- Voice/video calls
I have a screenshot if anyone wants to see what a Matrix chat room
would look like:
Or you can join the room I made:
Alteratively, if you have a Matrix client already:
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