Originally posted by monohouse
the irc gateway thing is a good idea, but that's only useful if you use irc at all.......
Yea it's very good if you already use irc.
And that's probably also why I find it the easiest to use. Nevertheless have my friends no problem chatting in an irc client. It's a bit different but once you have the basic commands you can easily use it and there are so many irc clients to choose from that there's a higher chance that you'll like one
. And irc clients are on many platforms, so you could connect to a public bitlbee server (possibly your own) from many computers. It's more flexible.
To everyone his own of course.