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Bread baking chat room?

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Stephanie Brim's picture
Stephanie Brim

Bread baking chat room?

Is there a chat room or IRC channel devoted to bread baking anywhere?  I tend to hang out in ##cooking on Freenode IRC (http://freenode.net) a lot, but there aren't many bakers there, let alone bread bakers.

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Floydm

Earlier this year we started a channel #bread, but there weren't enough people coming to it to sustain it. As far as I know, it died.


Personally, what with Twitter, baking blogs, FoodBuzz, Facebook, this site, and everything else going on (AIM, Skype, etc),  I just don't have the interest or bandwidth to support yet another channel of discussion, particularly one that requires me to be tethered to a specific client and keep a connection open to know what's going on.  Something like using a #bread tag in Twitter gets me a similar experience that I can access on my phone, iPod, or laptop.  And it is asynchronous.  Hooray for asynchronous media!

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beeman1

It is possible to chat in the yahoo system and they do have bread baking groups but it is not actually a chat room.

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Stephanie Brim

Maybe we're just all too busy baking.


There are times, though, when I want a realtime answer. I should look at Twitter a little more. I haven't signed up yet.