When I was in Form 5, that's back in 2000, there was a craze about IRC in Mauritius. (Nearly) All guys and gals had a superb nickname and used to chat in different channels. I should say that was a superb occasion to make new friends and to find some nice people with whom we'd go out for a while or for a long time.
Here's a list of channels on DALnet servers that were putting people on fire. I've to add that each secondary school had a channel and students could join them and have a nice chat.
|#mauritius||The Mauritius channel|
|#maurice||Mauritius in French|
|#moris||Mauritius in Creole|
|#drcsss||Dr Regis Chaperon SSS|
|#dmc||Dr Maurice Curé|
|#raynal||Gaetan Raynal SSS|
|#cse||College du Saint Esprit|
|#drsss||Drupnath Ramphol SSS|
|#bps||College du Bon et Perpetuel Secours|
|#qec||Queen Elizabeth College|
|#lcqb||Loreto Convent Quatre-Bornes|
|#lcc||Loreto Convent Curepipe|
Unfortunately, by the end of 2000, if I'm making no mistakes, the DALnet channel was hacked and we all IRC users lost contact.
A few months after, a new server – GigaIRC – saw the day. Unfortunately, it couldn't bring so many users back to IRC.
Nowadays, #mauritius on DALnet is back again with some life with some great people who participate in some quizzes in which I love taking part. Thanks guys!
There's also #mauritius on GigaIRC.
And all of the secondary school channels, except #cse (now on GigaIRC, not DALnet), have disappeared. What a pity :(
However, I've discovered some new channels by fellow friends: #linux on GigaIRC and #linux.mu on Freenode.
I've been a bit nostalgic here but that's life: life changes and you have to adapt, but memories last as long as we're alive.