Originally Posted by Jovan
I don't think IRC should work that way... people should come and go as they please.
Well, people should, but they won't. This isn't the first time someone's tried to set up a chat. Usually there's some interest in the first few hours after it's and eventually it disappears into oblivion because there are only 1 or 2 people on at a time.
Besides, people can still come and go as they please. It's like wrestling - there's an organized practice with the coach and then there is open mat time when people can come and go as they please.