oldish topic but any
IRC channel is good and also bad
good when you need a live help on a problem when its could be one of many things or trying to work out a problem
but than someone else has the same problem .. and they cant find out the info on how to fix that problem ....
so they give up
here an example:
someone else worked out how to get vmware workstation on FC6 but it was in an IRC room : i come alone looking for info on forums on how to do it myself
cant find it
give up ... and go back to what i know best ...
and thats windows desktop OS
here another one
the IRC howto
i had a lot of problems at times i had email help form craz1 ... what i do when i habe a problem i just him .. via email or his irc room .. for help
when he was there it was live help
and able to get a problem fix in mins vs hours of waiting and replying
and same with the services server i had problems getting that to build .
so the irc has its good and bad points ..