Emyr Derfel emyr42 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 00:07:11 UTC 2006

Out of sheer boredom and curiosity, I have just spent 20 minutes
attempting to access the swlug IRC channel...

my findings:
F1. Someone has been messing up the network. SUSE can't ping anyone,
but XP can. grrr.
F2. Windows IRC clients are, mainly, crap.
F3. The Cardiff University proxy server blocks IRC traffic.

So can someone explain:
1. Why are we still using a)IRC and b)an email Discussion Server as
our chosen forms of communication?
2. As we have a suitable website, would it not be appropriate to add a
message board (ie phpBB) to it? Advantages would include searchability
of topics, reduced cross-talk, less messy quoting, no messages lost in
the inbox, and so on...

Frustrated insomniac,

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