#Touhou IRC Announcements

New Operators Added!

The mod team has changed around quite a bit, and we have added several moderators to the channel to make sure we are covered all of the time. Current Ops are the mod team, consisting of: Alice Margatroid, Patchouli Knowledge, Yukari, Fujiwara no Mokou, Ichirin and Yumemi and the Ops team, Komachi, Orange and Tewi. Please come to any of those if there's a problem in chat, or if there is a dispute between players!

Introducting #TouhouPoIR IRC channel!

Due to the vagueness of usage of the #Touhou2 channel, it has languished entirely in usage. Thus, to remedy these problems, we are now introducing #TouhouPoIR, the new second "main" IRC channel. #Touhou2 is now defunct!

#TouhouPoIR is under the same rules as #Touhou and will be managed by the same OP team. This means that you are free to discuss anything that would be acceptable in #Touhou in #TouhouPoIR. This channel is for members or past members only!

As of July 2nd, 2010 #Touhourp is officially switching to #Touhou.

As many of you know, the PoIR IRC channel and community has grown exponentially since it was created and a lot of things have changed since then also, so we have decided to segregate the channels more appropriately to fit the changes the community has undergone.

We feel these changes will benefit everyone, and while they may be a bit strange or uncomfortable at first but I promise you that these changes should only make things much more fun for everyone.

First of all, the room is switching from #Touhourp to #Touhou.

The reason for this is that Touhou: PoIR membership will no longer be required or encouraged for participation in this chat – do you have a friend you have wanted to join in the conversations here? Do you need to step down due to time constraints but don’t want to lose your link into this community? Don’t worry! Anyone can stay here as long as they want – it is still PoIR focused, but now it is not necessary for you to be an active member to still be welcomed here.

Please note that as of now we will not be advertising this channel so that it is still focused as a place for PoIR members to come and talk about Touhou.

There are a few reasons we are doing this, a big reason is so that we might put more focus on modding of the IRC channel. This means some of the moderators will have no say in the channel and focus on the forums, while other moderators will be focused on making sure the chat remains safe and fun for everyone. This will increase the overall quality of the forums, allowing the moderators to focus more on keeping things fresh and exciting.

Another reason is that we understand that it is unfair to ban a productive and high quality roleplayer from the forum due to their behaviours in the IRC. We tried to hold to that before, but it is not as simple as it may seem. The split allows for a wider gap between forum participation and IRC participation, allowing mods to come to decisions quicker and easier.

The primary reason however is to increase the fun and the flexibility of the IRC channel. We are hoping to decentralize it from the forum, making participation in the IRC far less mandatory then it can seem now. With how large our member base has grown, we want to do all we can to keep things fun and lively and we feel this is one of the best ways to do so.

So, I hope everyone will please bear with us as we go through the change and we hope you will enjoy it. We do feel it will improve both the IRC and the Forums in the long run, while still being as enjoyable as ever!

- The PoIR Mod Team