[Haskell-cafe] Gitter Haskell Community

Tomas Carnecky tomas.carnecky at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 16:50:43 UTC 2016

Usability matters. It's easier to tell people to open a browser window and
point them at a URL than tell them to download an IRC chat client and how
to connect to the server and...

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 5:41 PM William Yager <will.yager at gmail.com> wrote:

> What are the advantages of this over the #haskell IRC on freenode? It's
> very active, usually with over 1500 nicks at any given time.
> I generally prefer IRC to any of these hip web chat solutions because IRC
> is client-agnostic and very rugged against companies folding or deciding
> they don't want to host a project any more. Basically the only way to kill
> an IRC channel is through social attrition, whereas any social value built
> up in hosted chat services might disappear overnight.
> The one major advantage of hosted chats over IRC is that they work better
> with mobile users, but I don't think that's very relevant for haskell dev.
> Will
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Ben Spencer <ben.richard.spencer at me.com>
> wrote:
> Why Gitter you might ask?
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