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From: Eric Wong <>
To: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
Subject: TAN: SSIA emails [was: as a replacement for IRC?]
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:22:48 +0000
Message-ID: <20200115002248.GA27608@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <> wrote:
> Was there any discussion around using or any other
> alternative as a replacement for IRC? This should help to avoid setting
> up irc proxy to keep track of discussion when the users are not online.

Going off on a tangent here, I've been thinking about detecting
and displaying Subject-Says-It-All (SSIA) emails in a more
concise way for public-inbox.

That would give some benefits of chat and save readers' time in
having less text to wade through; while still retaining
threading and offline capability of email.

I'm not aware of any existing MUAs which support, it, though;
so I'm hesitant to have public-inbox be the first...

> IIUC both KDE and mozilla switched to matrix as their IRC replacement.

Not sure how those orgs operate, but I find synchronous
communication tiring and difficult when people are operating
between several different timezones.  It's especially difficult
when several topics are being discussed in parallel.

I still use IRC privately, but only with small groups and mostly
for non-technical topics ("watercooler talk"); but some of my
fellow chatters have been wanting to move over to proprietary
replacements :<

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-14 13:05 as a replacement for IRC? Aneesh Kumar K.V
2020-01-14 13:35 ` Drew DeVault
2020-01-14 19:13   ` Bjorn Helgaas
2020-01-14 19:14     ` Drew DeVault
2020-01-15 12:46       ` Matthias Brugger
2020-01-14 13:59 ` Greg KH
2020-01-15  0:22 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2020-01-15  4:44 ` Brendan Higgins

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