Post by Krisidious on Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:38 pm
I think you guys would like Vent better...http://www.ventrilo.com/
Voice over IP certainly has its place, but I don't think this is one of them.
First, this is an international community, many of whose members do not have English as their first language. So, they may find it easier (and less error-prone) to communicate via text.
Second, a great deal of the material being discussed will be technical in nature and textual in format. Trying to dictate this over an audio link is not going to be fun (or productive).
Finally, by using a textual medium, we can log conversations, search them, etc. We could not do this if we were communicating via voice.
So, although I appreciate the suggestion (and welcome you to start up a voice-based forum, if you wish), I think I'll stick with IRC.