What is the reason for this? Edit
What is the reason for this? When wikia now has a chat feature? Sgt Frogman 21/05/2013
- I never use IRC, but the Chat has been disabled for this Wiki. AsherEire talk 20:44, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
- Several reasons:
- IRC predates Chat by quite some time, roughly 1 year.
- Compared to IRC, Chat has very little functionality. Everyone is accustomed to IRC and it's not hard to get used to.
- I remember back when we had Chat, it was abused by one user the first day. We had to permanently block several of their accounts and it was tiresome - IRC we could just ban an IP address and then it's dealt with.
- Back when Chat was activated, noone ever used it. The community decided that it's not worth even having the feature if it's never going to be used. If you want to propose that it's reactivated then feel free to do so but I doubt you'll receive much support from the community, not to mention that Chat was actually deactivated not that long ago. Lost Labyrinth • stuff • reading 21:01, April 6, 2012 (UTC)