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Old 12-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #11
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The question i ask is "Is anything gained from running IRC" and the answer i tell myself is "not really". But that's just me (sorry if it sounds ranty). Can i better serve TF2maps by idling in IRC? These aren't skeptical complaints, these are the questions i ask.
You can manage our servers better... which, if it was more active, would more appealing, but since its empty 24/7 you can take that option as you wish.

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:23 AM   #12
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Can I use IRC Chat in-game without alt-tabbing?
Steam overlay supports a browser, so, yes you can.
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The question i ask is "Is anything gained from running IRC" and the answer i tell myself is "not really". But that's just me (sorry if it sounds ranty). Can i better serve TF2maps by idling in IRC? These aren't skeptical complaints, these are the questions i ask.
To the first question I answer: A fast, reliable, tested and proved platform. Accessible easily from any computer with internet. With good moderator tools, 24/7 logging and a notification system.
To me, these are not novelty features, but important necessities.

The second question is harder to answer, but I'd say yes, since as you're there you make yourself available to people who aren't able to install steam on their current computer. Most likely people would be able to reach you faster due to the notifications (if you choose to use them). And you'd be able to monitor and run the server remotely as a server staff.

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #13
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It is sooo quiet Overall seems like a solid and sound idea!

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #14
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Many of the "pro's" listed seem largely superfluous and those that aren't are replicated in steam (if only in a less refined manner). I would have said the only real pro(s) are being able to reach other communities better (and only because our steam chat is uniquely active), being able to 2-way-talk to the server and perhaps chat highlighting for moderators.
Okay, so long as the list of things steam has that irc doesn't is removed, because avatars and game notifications are even more superfluous than bots and scripting.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:05 PM   #16
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Is it just me or is steam getting worse every day?

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We had 4 ghost chats over the span of a single morning!
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #18
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We're too sexy for steam, it appears. It just can't handle 30+ people in chat for long periods of time. Maybe if more communities actually used group chats Valve would care to resolve the ghosting issue.

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Old 03-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #19
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We didn't even have that many people, it was ghosting with like 12 people in chat.
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #20
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It ghosted with 4 of us the other day.

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