SourceHut and Drew Devault are doing a great job for free and open source software and this post is only a small example of their work:

@abcdw I'm not sure scrollback is making IRC better.

When there's no scrollback, there's no expectation to catch up. This is good for high volume channels.

When there's scrollback, you may be tempted to post important information there. That works only for smallest channels.

It would be nice to have both.

@dcz Completely agree! Drew mentions it at the footnotes of the post.

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