So, Slack has decided to shutdown IRC and XMPP interfaces.
Looks like no more slack for me!
@saper I figured this would happen at some point. it always seemed like they purposely made the IRC interface bad, too. when my company first switched to slack I used it over IRC but had to give it up when I was missing too many things.
@dthompson Fortunately in my group ppl were using it just like IRC, no snippets or other fancy things that I would have otherwise missed. But it wasn't used much either, even as a support channel (which Slack "discourages")
@saper it really sucks though because the Slack web UI is a real resource hog and I'm constantly frustrated by how slow it is.
@kaniini yes, it's a centrally managed network, not a casual IRC one. But maybe I can live with that (as an alternative of it going down completely).
@saper Fuck. Explains why parts of me dropped offline recently.
@saper Do you have a source for this? The official blog seems silent on the issue.
@nikola @saper Well, Google revealed a HN post which linked to https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/201727913-Connect-to-Slack-over-IRC-and-XMPP)
@saper and all the arguments/posts/articles that 'you can just use the gateway if you don't like the webshit app' disappear into the void.
@saper probably because IRC and XMPP doesn’t consume 101% of your CPU
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