Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

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Re: Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Post by Portreve » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:53 pm

I first used IRC in 1995 or 1996 when I'd gotten my first ISP.

Back in the 80s and early 90s, I was a regular participant on FidoNet and a number of its echoes.
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Post by Moem » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm

Usenet changed my life more than IRC did... after all that's how I met Mr. Moem! But IRC and I go way back as well, and I still use it today.
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Post by xenopeek » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:38 pm

https://irc.com/ shows some projects might be coming.
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Re: Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Post by Portreve » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Usenet changed my life more than IRC did... after all that's how I met Mr. Moem! But IRC and I go way back as well, and I still use it today.
A certain other message board is how I met a now former girlfriend. Facebook is how I've met and made many really good friends, and now the possibility that one of those friends may become a bit more.
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Post by Moem » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 pm

Portreve wrote:
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one of those friends may become a bit more.
Who knows, maybe even a byte more! :wink:
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Post by HaveaMint » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm
after all that's how I met Mr. Moem!
:shock: Mr. Moem? I always pictured you as....
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Post by Moem » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:05 am

Goes to show how wrong your impressions of people can be! 8)
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Re: Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:13 am

Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Usenet changed my life more than IRC did... after all that's how I met Mr. Moem! But IRC and I go way back as well, and I still use it today.
Still a usenet fan, and it's not all old-timers!

Been on Usenet since it's 3rd year.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

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