Whether you get an answer or not will depend on whether someone is 
available. I don't see how the platform would change that. 

-- Mark

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:32:11 AM UTC-7, Luca Dorigo wrote:
> True, but the point of IRC is not to have retrievable information more to 
> get quick help on mostly rapidly solvable issues. If I have to come ask a 
> question here, I'm stuck until someone answers, sometimes hours later. On 
> IRC a newb can get an answer in the minute and get on with what he was 
> doing, which is especially important at the beginning when you are confused 
> about basic stuff.
> The kind of questions asked on IRC are not the same as on StackOverflow, 
> for example.
> Le mercredi 11 avril 2018 16:59:34 UTC+2, Mark S. a écrit :
>> The complaint is made (sometimes by me) that one can not easily find 
>> things in the google forums. But at least you *can *find it. My 
>> understanding is that  everything on IRC pretty much disappears. If you 
>> weren't following and capturing the information, it's gone. If I'm wrong, 
>> I'm sure someone will correct me, which is a real time saver ;-)
>> -- Mark
>> On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:40:52 AM UTC-7, @TiddlyTweeter wrote:
>>> Two bingos.
>>> Luca: Until the channel is pointed to and designated as official help 
>>>> channel in various places there's never going to be enough people to bring 
>>>> it to life.
>>> There should also be some people willing to be operators...
>>> It would be great. But, TBH, I really don't think there are enough 
>>> activists here to consistently support that. Its part of a more general 
>>> issue that we have a vibrant "community" in GG groups but its proved very 
>>> difficult to transfer that vibrancy to anywhere else--though Twitter use is 
>>> slowly growing (with a very different userbase).
>>> Why? Simple lack of numbers, I think.
>>> Could be worth trying to see what happens though.
>>> Best wishes
>>> @TiddlyTweeter

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