Is There a MeFi IRC? May 21, 2001 1:55 PM   Subscribe

Is there a metafilter IRC channel or Web chat room? A Metafilter IRC channel would be interesting.. like a constant day-time chat show with no host.

Oh well, whether it exists or not, I'll be sitting on #metafilter on EFNet ( in this quiet Metafilter downtime!
posted by wackybrit to MetaFilter-Related at 1:55 PM (17 comments total)

I love IRC. except im always on DALnet. (#newelement and #dreamless). I'll pop in once in a while though. should be fun.
posted by ewwgene at 2:23 PM on May 21, 2001

Woo hoo, 3 people so far. I realized that many new web folk probably don't know what IRC is.. after all, IRC is kinda redundant nowadays in the world of Yahoo! Chat.
posted by wackybrit at 2:53 PM on May 21, 2001

I tried, but for some reason I keep getting disconnected. Can't imagine why my employer (the U.S. Government) wouldn't want me on IRC during work hours. I mean, I might be gathering valuable information!
posted by frykitty at 3:29 PM on May 21, 2001

Well you didn't miss too much. There were eventually five of us (ewwgene, binking, me, hweeble, felix-t) and we discussed Paris, British kids, loneliness, cars and hostage taking.. kinda typical Metafilter subjects I guess.

Some of us have agreed to meet back up there again in the future.. so if anyone with mIRC ever wants to visit (or just sit on) #metafilter on EFNet.. be our guest, someone might turn up!
posted by wackybrit at 4:04 PM on May 21, 2001

Although I fear real-time interaction - who can tell what goofy-ass thing I'll come up with on the spur of the moment trying to be funny, and offending Radical Lefties for miles around - I think this would actually be interesting. But add GlobeDominatingMegaCorp. to those who block IRC at the firewall, while permitting other, not unrelated protocols like AIM... Now, I admit I don't use AIM, but I would if it were the only way to participate in a parallel realtime MeFi universe (this is the part where you have to imagine Shatner saying, "Damnit... Spock... We NEED That... PROTOCOL").
posted by m.polo at 4:05 PM on May 21, 2001

Um. How do you download IRC?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:49 PM on May 21, 2001

ewwgene, binking, me, hweeble, felix-t

That's a record turnout for a MeFi IRC chat, I think. Too bad I've never heard of half of you. ;)
posted by aaron at 5:30 PM on May 21, 2001

The most popular Windows IRC client: mIRC
posted by fooljay at 6:27 PM on May 21, 2001

Too bad I've never heard of half of you.

I'm sorry to hear you've been missing out on the glorious paragon of human virtue that is me, aaron. ;)
posted by binkin at 6:51 PM on May 21, 2001

And I'm Hweeble...
posted by Doug at 6:55 PM on May 21, 2001

Too bad I've never heard of half of you. ;)

Hey, aaron, that's not too bad! You could say, then, that you know half of all metafilter members*.

(* based on an average defined by a representation of several people on IRC)
posted by wackybrit at 6:58 PM on May 21, 2001

I'm felix-t.
I've changed to tiaka now. Join you loosers! We'll exchange warez and pix of your a/s/l. afk/brb/rotfl and all that sorta thing.
posted by tiaka at 7:17 PM on May 21, 2001

I am quite worried about how all of the traditional MeFi topics are melting into one on IRC :-) Oh well, that's fast paced conversation for ya.

*** tiaka changes topic to 'Bush sucks, ohh and so do SUVs and Boobies. Wait, scratch the last one.'
posted by wackybrit at 7:22 PM on May 21, 2001

Well, I'm in #metafilter righ now as fujikosmurf... way late. No one else is about, but I'll stop by another time as well.

I'm always late for these things.
posted by fujikodunc at 11:03 PM on May 21, 2001

I just logged into #metafilter on EFNet. Doug was there, "kaycee" and someone else I didn't recognize, but everyone seemed to be idle. So I left.

When do I get to meet you, binky?
posted by aaron at 10:50 AM on May 22, 2001

I'm there and awake now....
posted by binkin at 11:18 AM on May 22, 2001

Following the big MetaFilter outage last week, any additional thoughts on a Mefi IRC channel? I still think a Mefi Channel could be quite an asset....
posted by ParisParamus at 2:07 PM on May 29, 2001

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