Hello, Csounders! Per our discussions at the International Csound Conference, there are two new links in the top menu at Csounds.com: #Csound on IRC (internet relay chat) and the discussion boards at Nabble. These are great resources to reach out and instantly discuss all things Csound with members of our international community. These links are also found in the Community page of Csounds.com
The Nabble board is a great place to dive into topical discussions and get the latest news from members of the community, and has been active since 2005.
IRC was created in 1988. Client software is now available for every major operating system that supports Internet access. As of April 2011, the top 100 IRC networks served more than half a million users at a time, with hundreds of thousands of channels operating on a total of roughly 1,500 servers out of roughly 3,200 servers worldwide.
The #Csound IRC channel is a great resource to share ideas, ask questions, and link up with the world of Csound in real time, right from within your desktop or mobile browser!