IRC is ridiculously fun. It is also ridiculous.
My apologies to any voices that went unheard or questions that went unanswered. Further apologies to any Scotch, wine, or beer that went undrunk.
There were 8-15 people on IRC from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and probably later. It seemed to reach some kind of critical mass. I kept getting thrown off and several people couldn't get on. At one point, we were in two chatrooms at once.
Once, after being thrown off, I came back in the middle of an AA meeting. "My name is thenewgreen and I ..." with everyone confessing to various fake bad behaviours.
My apologies to all serious conversations about science, population growth, music and others that were interrupted by frivolous conversations. All these conversations happen at once. For those who have never tried Hubski IRC, it's like chatter, but first lines only, one after another, and if you blink you miss it. You know there's a thread maybe somewhere, but can't follow it.
On the other hand, stories were told, for example, galen told us bathroom "privileges" at his school had ceased until the mirror-soaping culprits came forward. Who knew that going to the bathroom was a privilege? The alternative seemed to be peeing on the slides in the kid's playground.
nowaypablo kept changing his name. elizabeth offered to host a meetup in beautiful Montreal. eightbitsamurai promised two more chapters of the Hubskina saga were on their way. Too many of you to mention by name kept me giggling. Thank you all for showing up.
Question: What does showing up for IRC mean to you in terms of building hubski community or anything else?