Since this site exists to support people working on Stack Exchange applications, it would be nice if an 'official' IRC channel existed that people could visit to get help, discuss their applications, design ideas, language implementations etc.

I realize that the purpose of this site is to provide help to people using the SE API, however, it does not really facilitate brain storming that could be provided by IRC. Very useful 'side bar' conversations aren't really appropriate here. It can also help make the authors of various API implementations (php / c/c++ / etc) more accessible should they choose to be.

Can an official #stackapps be registered on freenode?

  • sounds like we might need a web-based IRC May 20, 2010 at 7:32
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    @Kyle Cronin - That would be nice, perhaps in six to eight weeks :) I plan on collaborating with a few people already working on apps about to go out in the wild tonight / this weekend
    – Tim Post
    May 20, 2010 at 7:51
  • Go for it. I'll try to be there this weekend. May 20, 2010 at 8:04
  • cgi:irc for web based IRC access is pretty nifty :) May 20, 2010 at 14:43

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There is now the official SO web based chat where you could create room for stackapps. Actually there already is such a room.


Okay, #stackapps is open for business on Freenode.

Feel free to drop by.

  • Channel is Empty!
    – KevBurnsJr
    Jun 22, 2010 at 7:10
  • @Kev: Well I can't be on it 24/7! Seriously, though. The idea is that when many people join it, there will always be someone online. I am on usually a lot on the weekends. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:25

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