who remembers the IRC wars over whether or not away nicks were acceptable
@Elizafox yes hello
@Elizafox (they weren't in the 00s because every fucker and their dog has bouncers now and away messages, fucks sake)
@Elizafox * eliza|away has changed their nick to elizafox
@Elizafox /me is still away in spirit
@Elizafox I never understood away nicks. if you don't respond you are away.
@Elizafox probably means you are old if you can remember.
Or the bots that auto-kicked you if you sent an away message
@Elizafox i’m mortified to learn they were possibly a faux pas