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So did Leah Culver's other web-chat project (http://leafychat.com/) get rolled into this?

It looks interesting, I wonder if these type of projects will eventually replace IRC. I could definitely see popular open source projects using this over IRC, especially if they have features like snippet embedding.




Nope leafy chat was/is an entirely separate project (I was one of the devs), I don't doubt some of the UI/whatever for convore was inspired by it though.

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Yes, Leafy Chat was a totally separate project built by myself, Alex Gaynor, and Chris Wanstrath for the Django Dash a couple years ago. Leafy Chat was a pure web IRC client. Convore is inspired by IRC but not based on the protocol and functions a bit differently. For example, Convore has the concept of topics, which is not in IRC.

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To be fair, IRC has the concept of topic, but it's per channel. Channels can't have multiple official topics, but, as we all know can definitely have multiple off-topic conversations.

I've been using convore and thinking about it in terms of asynchronous IRC with sub-channels. (i.e. each group is a channel, and each topic is a sub-channel composed of the same channel members, with a different topic.)

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IRC Topics:

  #firefox
  #firefox-dev
  #firefox-users

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Those are channels and more like Convore Groups.

A topic is more like a forum topic/thread.

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I would say a convore group is more like an IRC network, and a convore topic is more like an IRC channel.

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