@mike my first reaction was: an IRC channel for a social network, a place already designed to make people interact? 🤨
But perhaps it makes sense, IRC messages ≠ toots. Maybe they complement each other?
It does create yet another channel/room/space/timeline to keep an eye on
@kev For communications, I mean. In the unlikely event we all had a big disagreement over Mastodon one day, Fosstodon would have another platform to jump to.
I feel like it is hoarding social media platforms at this point. There is Fosstodon, Patreon and MatterMost.
That being said, I don't mind you creating a seperate public chat on MatterMost with a bridge to IRC channel. It could be a learning experience for you. And a way to promote mattermost server.
@mike white I think it's fun, I also think it requires a lot of time invested. For me personally, IRC is somewhat from the past and I think it wouldn't be that fun as it was 20 years ago :( Like a nostalgia
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.