You can find us at irc.webchat.org:6667 #shallyrecords,#ww3,#cyberarmy
Basic mIRC commands here
Well ... people use IRC because it just works. Obsolete is probably the wrong word to use.
IRC is very old but obsolete...? Far from it. Any guy can run an IRC server - its very simple.
Cannot put more eloquently , but adding a few points of my own
♦ The protocol is very simple - very light weight
♦ Fully text only
♦ Rooms, rosters, ban, etc are all builtin and very easy
♦ Extremely lightweight protocol ... not verbose at all
♦ Easily extendible with different plugins
♦ Works out of the box - not much setup required
♦ Bots are very easy to build
The question is Why not IRC? What is the better alternative? XMPP? HTTP? Facebook? Whatsapp?