>0 cano @ 2021/02/27 07:10
Are there too many communication channels? We have the BBJ, IRC, mailing list, and whatever else. I don't think the Tildeverse is large enough to warrant having so many different platforms just to make posts. I'd say it definitely thins the community out to have so many, though I definitely understand WHY there are so many... That's just my two cents though. What do you guys think?
>1 tomasino @ 2021/02/27 15:33
Eh, you're probably right. We don't get a lot of traffic in the boards here when there's IRC for casual chat and the fediverse stuff. Net news is even more sparse. Even so, I like having these things. If the tildeverse has taught me anything it's that we don't need a lot of traffic for a thing to be successful. If bbj gets 2 posts a week and people are having fun then it's working.
>2 voytek @ 2021/03/02 21:52
>>1 The proliferation of various chats has really gotten to me. I'm constantly on Teams at work, there are discords for various hobbies and games, a couple of buddies set up a Slack. I tried to remain active on IRC but there's only so much attention. I like the boards in particular because when I have a few quiet cycles to spare, I can log in and check it. And if I get interrupted mid-thought (as I did a few minutes ago) I can just leave the terminal open and not have to worry about getting back, or remembering what I was going to say. For people who love the immediacy of chat, IRC is great. This works better for me, and I'm glad it's around. ~voytek
>3 cano @ 2021/03/03 06:08
>>2 I agree with you; IRC and BBJ are fantastic to have around. Everything else goes by the wayside to me. I wish that these boards were more active.
>4 tomasino @ 2021/05/06 10:27
>>3 Our net news communications have been steadily increasing. We used to get a message per week and now we tend to get several per day. It's pretty exciting. It fits the same niche as bbj, so I can understand people not being on both. I just need to remind myself occasionally that the tildeverse proves a thing doesn't need to be popular to be successful. A little use is just fine.
>5 dgy @ 2021/05/06 23:14
They're different ways of communicating different matters. IRC style bantering here is rather difficult here. Long form posting like in newsgroups wouldn't work in irc either. They all fill a need. That said, i need to start paying more attention to nntp again