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chatterbox causes heavy load? So why don't switch to IRC?by bronto (Priest)
|on Sep 30, 2002 at 10:16 UTC||Need Help??|
Preface: this post could be a repetition of old ones, I tried a search but I didn't found any. In case it is an old and already closed argument of discussion, I apologize.
Days ago I read a post where they said that the heavy load on perlmonks.org is due in a somewhat large part by a lot of people reloading the page to refresh the chatterbox.
Searching around the monastery I also read about the #perlmonks channel on irc.slashnet.org and of a couple of efforts to interface the chatterbox to an IRC server
And I asked myself: why have a webchat that generates high load and efforts in interfacing it to IRC when we could do the opposite?
I mean: why not having all the chat where it is supposed to be, on IRC, and having it replicated on the web but without the possibility of posting via web?