Nathan Torkington <Nathan.Torkington@vuw.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1993 10:58:09 +1200
From: Nathan Torkington <Nathan.Torkington@vuw.ac.nz>
Message-id: <199306242258.AA14189@kauri.vuw.ac.nz>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: #WWW on IRC
What I thought would be really valuable is a WWW developers (possibly
and users) BBS, telnettable to.  That way the conversation could be
subdivided into topics (``boards'' for Clients, Mosaic, Servers, CERN
Code, WAIS, Getting Started, SGML-flamage, &c.).  The site to set this
up would need to be well connected, though (hint hint :-).

A problem I find with the mailing list is that *everything* is here,
which is not necessarily a good thing :).  I delete more than I read,
and it takes a while for the mail to get through.

As an interim idea, why not use IRC to communicate informally?  I'll
join #WWW on IRC whenever I'm on, and if there's sufficient interest,
I'll look into writing a 'bot to serve files, maybe even access the
web.  Someone with a less crappy connection to the backbone might be
able to run the 'bot if it gets going.

Feedback?  Abuse?  See you on IRC?