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Newer page: version 5 Last edited on Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:02:59 am by MarkFoster
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-The [#NZADSL] [IRC] channel was originally formed by MarkFoster as a chatroom for the [ADSL Mailing List|http://www.unixathome.org/adsl]. [ADSL] is the means by which most people from NewZealand have BroadBand delivered to their homes, and access to this is invariably controlled by [TelecomNZ], who are fairly well known as being a [Monopoly] in this arena. The MailingList had its heyday in the late 90s and early 00's ([ ADSL] being fairly new technology and quite contentious due to the lack of competition in the market) but is fairly quiet nowadays. It is still there, however, and suitable for discussion of technical issues relating to [ADSL] and its implementation from core to edge
+The [#NZADSL] [IRC] channel was originally formed by MarkFoster (and others) as a chatroom for the [ADSL Mailing List|http://www.unixathome.org/adsl] - which was shut down in 2008 . [ADSL] is the means by which most people from NewZealand have BroadBand delivered to their homes, and access to this is (or was) invariably controlled by [TelecomNZ], who were (still are?) fairly well known as being a [Monopoly] in this arena. The MailingList was very busy during the late 90's and early 00's with discussions on various ADSL and broadband related topics. Discussion regularly covered technical solutions to end-user situations and also discussion on the problems caused by lack of competition in the marketplace
  
 The main reason the [#NZADSL] room was started was to bring together technical people from the MailingList in a forum where they could discuss [ADSL] issues in realtime. A useful sideeffect was that [#NZADSL] has over time attracted all sorts of [NZ] geek types representing various [ISP]s and other [IT] outfits. 
  
 Chat regularly swings between the inane and the ridiculous, but it's still enjoyable. 
  
 You're welcome to participate, but joiners should make sure they have engaged brain before entering. There's not much tolerance for lack-of-Cloo. 
  
-UnderNet is the [IRC] Network of choice for [#NZADSL]. You'll find various [LUG] members from up and down [NZ] also frequent the chatroom, not that I reccomend you come to [#NZADSL] to ask a [Linux] question. You'll likely be forcibly redirected to a more appropriate channel. :)  
+UnderNet is the [IRC] Network of choice for [#NZADSL]. You'll find various [LUG] members from up and down [NZ] also frequent the chatroom, not that I reccomend you come to [#NZADSL] to ask a [Linux] question. You'll likely be forcibly redirected to a more appropriate channel, such as #nzlinux on Freenode