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  • Just as an FYI, the MODx developers and users can usually be found on IRC, on irc.freenode.net in the channel #modx. xPDO users can find us in #xpdo.

    Mac Clients:
    http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mac/
    http://www.ircreviews.org/clients/platforms-macos.html

    PC Clients:
    http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mirc/
    http://www.ircreviews.org/clients/platforms-windows.html

    Unix Clients:
    http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/ircii/
      shaun mccormick | bigcommerce mgr of software engineering, former modx co-architect | github | splittingred.com
    • I’d like to see you Shaun there more often... tongue


        "He can have a lollipop any time he wants to. That's what it means to be a programmer."
      • So what's the status of the IRC channel these days? I see there are about 20 users in there, but is it really active or are those all old bots that people forgot to disable for the last 3 years? Any regular meet-ups?

        How about starting 2013 with a plan for regular gatherings? I've done this before - if I propose something like "Wednesdays at 10pm GMT (2pm PST)", about 50% of the group will say they can't make it. The best plan is to pick non-regular days and times. Some people will make it and others won't. That's just the way it goes.

        For now, I'll leave my bot on like everyone else. If you see CaptainStarbuck, say Hi!
          Loved ModX when I was using it a few years ago. Shifted to WordPress, sorry. Thanks, all.
        • I think everybody uses Twitter, and there are occasional Google+ gatherings that are interesting.
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          • Hey Starbuck...

            I see a MODX Ambassadorship in your future :~}

            Seriously, check it out. http://forums.modx.com/thread/80912/help-us-build-the-modx-ambassador-program
              Frogabog- MODX Websites in Portland Oregon
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            • @Frogabog: I'm honored and as-yet unqualified but we'll see where it goes. As you just posted in another thread, patience seems to be a common virtue here. Perhaps IRC can be used as a live medium to exchange notes about other marketing vehicles and community efforts.

              @Susan: Twitter and Google+ are "asynchronous", not intended for live exchanges. Personally, while I'll tweet occasionally about ModX or other areas where I'm working, I don't use it as a medium for active discussions on a specific topic. I don't want to chase away the group of people who follow me by tweeting incessantly about something not related to them. No, IRC is a better venue for this.

              That said, Twitter is just a popular micro-blogging app, and there are FOSS microblog apps. I have one installed on my server, which is essentially a Twitter-like environment but just for people who want to chat about another app. A micro-blog like this can be setup where people can tweet incessantly about anything related to ModX:
              - "I'm in foo.js and I just saw a mis-spelling"
              - "Having fun in manager\assets\modext\workspace today"
              - "Anyone know what the foo property in the Blah plugin is?" ...
              So outside of Twitter, micro-blogging can be an asychronous hoot.

              If there is enough demand, I'll setup such a micro-blog on my domain and people can poke at it. In the mean-time however, I'm hoping to see more feedback on making more use of IRC - or reasons why people can't or won't.

              Thanks again.
                Loved ModX when I was using it a few years ago. Shifted to WordPress, sorry. Thanks, all.
              • I haven't logged into IRC since something like 1996. I also don't tweet much, if at all but I do enjoy following MODX peeps there and looking into it about once a month.

                Most of the traffic is either here at the forums, twitter, or maybe spotty here and there at stack overflow. I'm glad to only be insanely drawn to ONE site (here at the forum) or app and hardly ever bother to casually check anywhere else.

                Maybe I ought to check out IRC again. I wonder if my account is still active? heh...

                Ideal would be some kind of IRC like chat in the sidebar here. Did I mention I don't care to spread myself too thin?
                  Frogabog- MODX Websites in Portland Oregon
                  "Do yourself a favor and get a copy of "MODX - The Official Guide" by Bob Ray. Read it.
                  Having server issues? These guys have MODX Hosting perfected - SkyToaster
                • +1 on having the IRC as a sidebar link