Hi, Newguy paulbee here. Hope this is not repeating a previously discussed issue.
I have a fundamental question. WHY OH WHY do we even need IRC at all. I say this because of my frustration with all the cryptic geekglish command-line stuff I had to familiarize myself with just to even get on the board in IRC (eg /msg blah blah blah).
After all that work, I then found that to be able to download stuff I had to get onto #lurk. So again I labored to register with #lurk, I even got a confirmation email from them.
Alas to my chagrin, the darn thing told me that my nick was unrecognized and that only registered people may enter. I tried it again a couple of days later with the same result, and now I've decided it just ain't worth the trouble.
So I ask the question, why the need to do IRC in the first place? why not simply add live chat or anything else to http ?
Is IRC some kind of macho Geek deal to sort the "men from the boys" (geek wise) trip or what? OR is it just a cheaper operation than http?
Who said you had to go on IRC? If you're trying to download manga, every single one of my releases are done through http on the website, like they have for the last half year.
I honestly don't know what the hell you're talking about.
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