I still say I'd be perfectly willing to drop the I3 network altogether if we could convince Tim@TimMUD to bring his TimBot to IMC so we could have a headlines channel on IMC.. it's about the only thing I have any real interest in on I3 these days. My own experience there is that the only active channels on I3 anymore are the Discworld channels (pretty boring unless you're playing on a Discworld mud), the coffemud related channels (I use smaug, why do I care about coffeemud channels?), the headlines channel (very amusing and entertaining, but hardly worth a whole network), and the igossip type channels (moderated(?) and utterly OOC/mundane at best).. I'd be happy to leave all that behind as a quickly forgotten evil memory if I could get TimBot's announcements on IMC instead or even just in addition. *sigh*
I suppose failing the ability to replicate his news bot or convince him to have it spam an IMC channel instead/in addition to it's I3 channel, a better, more reliable, router for I3 would be sufficient.