the primary way to make it bearable is to run an irc client on a server and that should give you a little hint that something is fucked up
when you leave denial that's a monthly fee, a machine to maintain, and sysadmin skills required just to join a chatroom in decent conditions
@val okay but that's the worst argument and it's based on current irc limitations
you already have a server and there is no good reason not to merge the "heavy client" into it
that client does two things:
- temporarily store logs
- relay my connection
the server could effortlessly make the second need disappear with reasonable privacy, and very easily store some logs, even encrypted for one client
@CobaltVelvet Agreed. Thankfully IRCv3 added the bits needed to do this to the protocol, now someone needs to implement it.
@CobaltVelvet Oh I forgot, Inspircd already does the log storage and replays it to the client when it rejoins a channel
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