A lot of messages/questions/requests in #india goes unheard/unanswered because IRC is not a popular thing for many of our contributors.
Meanwhile, a lot of Mozillians are quite active on Telegram. And there’s an informal “Mozilla India” group in Telegram created by @Tripad.
There’s also a discussion on whether communities should be helped to bridge Telegram groups with IRC channels.
Meanwhile, I’m adding a bot to our IRC channel at #india which’ll bridge it with the above mentioned Telegram group so that people using Telegram can talk to people on IRC and vice versa.
I’ve written about the bot here.
As of now, the bot shows up as
TelegramUser on IRC. Its messages in IRC start with the telegram username of the person who send the message on Telegram.
And the bot shows up as
IRC Message with username
@gram_bot on Telegram with messages beginning with IRC nick name of the sender.
Please use this thread to give me suggestions or raise concerns about the same.