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A lot of organizations I care about used to have an IRC presence (eg Creative Commons) and moved primarily Slack based on the justification of "well there's an IRC / XMPP bridge". But it turned out that was a bait and switch:

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@Elizafox this is how a person gets a cassandra complex

@cwebber Cue Discord crippling or disabling API access next so interoperability is basically dead

@Elizafox @cwebber

Discord already bans folks for using third-party clients and for using the API as a way to do such.

@cwebber @Elizafox trust me she's been Cassandrafox since probably 2009

"You really should back up that domain controller"
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb instead of sdc
"Told you"

@cwebber @maiyannah It's all so predictable. But people like their shiny closed stuff.

@cwebber the slack irc bridge was bait and crap while it was "working"

slack's primary innovations thus far are a return minimalistic configuration options and addition of a bad UI

@cwebber You're absolutely right. Hopefully the next time they will think it twice.