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Drew is correct, but I'd like to add (as many other people have commented) that many times you will receive an answer to a question on LQ almost instantly, which is why many people think they need an IRC channel.
I see why it would be a bad idea. I would hate it if people started asking questions there instead of on the board. An irc channel is often a fun place to meet the people irc (in real communication ), but a help chat would ruin that.
Originally posted by Rico16135 well what about an irc just to socialize with LQ members? I'm sure if questions were asked, mods could redirect them.
I wish it were that easy. Just like I mentioned before, having an operator on IRC 24/7 to redirect would be near impossible at times. The mods and Jeremy have full time jobs, a life, etc, watching over an IRC channel for such activities is just really out of the question. Plus there are plenty of other channels available, even to get technical questions asked. Its just not a responsibility any moderator or Jeremy want to endure at this time, etc. No one is stopping anyone from LQ to go and participate in any of the existing IRC channels already available.