Matrix still hasn't addressed the annoyances their bridge creates in IRC channels 2 years after I raised the issue with them
So I set up a channel on Freenode to dump Matrix users into:
/mode +b *!*@gateway/shell/matrix.org/*$##no-matrix-spam
@sir the "IRC users get to enjoy each uttering several times if a Matrix user edits their text" certainly put me off enough to *not* be in some channels on Freenode.
Still not sure what the draw over a decent IRC client is, specifically.
@mewmew @sir Because IRC has no way of doing it. Text is sent, and after that, it's immutable. It has always been this way, so clients treat text as immutable, too. For Matrix (and other protocols like Slack), a message can be modified, the client expects messages to be mutable, and will update a view if it happens.
So *actually* Matrix message edits are a completely different thing compared to a user sending a new message to augment (correct) a previous one.
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