Gargron joined on May 2nd, 2010, since that has made 1265 posts that are still accessible today, 158 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Gargron has given 2284 upvotes, and was last online on Feb 9th, 2016.
Fuck this year.
@Kiboune Wait, you telling that to me? You realize I have nothing to do with the management nowadays, right?
It is very likely that a person looking at this thread being a user of this website was born after 1988. If you don't understand likelihoods that's your problem, old man.
Other than that, people making chats won't fix the situation in any way. Just make things more broken.
This makes no sense. People looking at the loading indicator vs. people actually getting to talk to each other again, seems like a fucking fix to me.
It's up to staff to actually set up a replacement chat, if we need one, and put up anouncement on top of the site so everyone would see it's official and unified.
Agreed, but do you see the staff anywhere? Nope.
I don't think anyone takes offence at being called "retard" as it's comparatively mild to some stronger and more creative insults, people don't get offended for their own sake but for others. A straight man doesn't really lose anything from using "gay" to describe something bad or from being called a "faggot", but if a community signals that those words are okay, people who are not straight will not feel welcome. Same with other minority-related slurs. If you want to foster a community of white supremacist men, sure, go all out on those insults; otherwise we have to keep the bar higher than that.
Rizon and Freenode are different IRC servers, not just clients. In fact, it doesn't matter what client you use, you can install HexChat on your desktop for example.
The channel name "cldowntime" doesn't sound canon to me either, I suggest above to use the channel "#colorless"
^ This. Using "retard" in a deragatory manner light-heartedly just seems in bad taste. There are actual people who suffer from such a condition who did not choose it.
Now, nobody actually prohibits you from using that insult if you want to. But most people do not feel like randomly hurting other people, so they don't use it and will look down on you when you do, that is the consequence you have to bear with.