This marked the end of the main discussion and while the chat went on for a few hours afterwards it was more of a Q&A about the network in general.
This marked the start of #Forum and it’s something we hope to continue with the second meeting scheduled for the 24th of February.
Due to all these reasons we decided it wasn’t a good idea to introduce it to Sorcery Net at the time, however over the last 2 years with improvements to the service and looking at it from different viewpoints we decided it is a service we can now look at offering if the demand is still high for it. This is another idea we had floating around the staff team for a number of years now however when we tried to get input before from the network very few people showed up meaning at the time it was gauged as not really needed however upon looking at it again and speaking to channel owners we decided to raise the topic again and see what people thought, the understanding is that yes a lot of channels would take advantage of such a service.
So we took it to #Forum and I’m glad to say that the people present approached the subject both excited and wary, asking the questions about security and if it can be abused, what will be our general guidelines, do we have specific rules setup and can people use it to abuse others. The details have still to be worked out and the rules but we’re looking to add such a service just as soon as we can.
Now we know that with any upgrade there are always going to be questions that need answers which is why we're introducing our new channel starting today, for people to come in and ask questions and get to know a bit more about what we're thinking and what we're working on for the future of Sorcery Net.
While many users may not use anywhere near this many channels some do, and often hit our limit of 15 and had to clone to join the other channels they use on a daily basis.
Regarding forums we discussed offering individual channel forums like the webhosting or do people want 1 forum for the whole network with sub sections just for channels, which can be hidden from everyone who isn’t part of that group or available for people to take part in.
Users may wish to request a vhost (vanity host) which replaces their cloaked ISP assigned hostmask/IP whilst on Sorcery Net.
Some of you may be asking why we need a new hub, this hub is located on the east coast of North America and offers a good stable link to our European hub offering a better overall stability to our network by providing a stronger link for our North American servers.
February 17th saw Sorcery Net starting something new we opened up a new channel and invited the users of the network to come and join us for a discussion about some new ideas and the general future of the network.
Our new services upgrade will happen tomorrow (15th of November) in the morning UK time so to impact the least amount of people on the network.
It is hoped that we will be able to preserve currently identified users so we should not have a problem with mass identifying straight after the upgrade.