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Advantages and disadvantages to TeleIRC bridges
Are you considering a {TELEIRC} bridge? This page attempts a neutral view on pros/cons to using a TeleIRC bridge for your sub-project, team, or SIG.
Advantages
*More accessible discussion*: Supporting another client than IRC allows more people to participate and engage with a team based on their personal preference
*Easier participation from mobile*: Open source Telegram mobile clients allows easier participation from mobile devices
*Lower barrier of entry*: Less options and complexities from Telegram clients than traditional IRC clients
*Guaranteed delivery*: Easy to verify a message is actually sent – no netsplits or packet losses to prevent messages from being sent
*Threaded conversations*: Replying to past messages simplifies discussion spanning long periods of time (e.g. someone catches up on past conversation)
Disadvantages
*Multiple moderators required*: Active moderation is needed both on IRC and Telegram – not possible to mirror between IRC and Telegram
*Telegram's server code is proprietary*: Server code is not free software and there are no plans to release it under free software licenses
*Chatting across bridges is not perfect*: Sometimes context may be missing for IRC users if Telegram users reply to old messages
*No Fedora IRC bot support*: No Telegram-to-IRC support for Fedora's bots, like zodbot (but bot messages will carry from IRC to Telegram)