I’ve noticed that quite a few people have little or no contact information as part of their profiles (many have the option to send them an e-mail via the forum software disabled too).
With such a small (relativley anyway) number of people here, do people think the community could benefit from some kind of real-time communications medium, perhaps an IRC channel or instant-messaging software?
That is true, and they’re a great idea! But these aren’t very frequent and can be difficult to get to. I’m thinking more of an informal day-to-day-chat type of setup. I know from a programming point of view it’s nice to chat to people in similar situations about algorithms and APIs and what-not.