Recently we have a lot of questions regarding IRC/Chatrooms. Let me make a clear statement on it. There will be none ! IRC's need to be monitored 24/7, sure there are nice BOTS. But fact is that this staff sees way more stuff that you guys will never see or notice. Hatriate, flames, racism .. all these things we try to protect you guys from. Furthermore, IRC are know for their reputation of illegal files and most of all script kiddies who will hack the actual unknown visitors. There are about 20+ people moderating these forums and we hardly have enough time keeping up with that. example: I'm pretty sure you guys have noticed that we had to shutdown the comment system on the frontpage for many months. You guys want to know why ? Because automated scripts where spamming the sections with stuff like we are NAZI's and such. The comment section is much like a live chatroom ... extremely interactive. An IRC can not be properly moderated 24/7 and is not a safe place to hang out for the normal Guru3D.com readers. Therefor this site will not support IRC's and chatroom in any way or form and I don't care wether that is an official or unofficial one. I don't want to have anything to do with it because in a few weeks from now I'll be the one getting reports from unknown readers that where hacked or abused and discriminated on IRC. *Edit by Finchwizard* Avatars are disabled on the forums due to security concerns and VBulletin not willing to discuss as to why this is happening or offering a fix. Avatars will be offline until further notice so do not open threads asking for ETA's. There currently is none.