It would be very fun if there was an IRC channel in which all new questions on SO were listed (title, tags, and (clickable) URL) automatically upon their creation.

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    There was - is it dead now? See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/311/what-about-the-irc-channel Apr 9, 2010 at 16:13
  • @Dominic Rodger: As far as I can see, new questions at SO are not posted in #stackoverflow. Apr 9, 2010 at 16:19
  • they were though. At one time, there was a bot that posted each new question as it appeared on the site. Worked great when SO was young, but I suspect the huge volume of traffic killed it - even a year ago when I last checked in, it was noisy enough to seriously hamper other conversation.
    – Shog9
    Apr 9, 2010 at 16:43
  • There still is for for serverfault. (#serverfault on freenode)
    – Zoredache
    Apr 9, 2010 at 18:45
  • For those finding this via Google: #serverfault is now completely defunct (registered to ChanServ, last use Feb. 2011, no ops).
    – larsks
    Sep 8, 2012 at 0:43

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This would be a possibility with the new StackOverflow API. Currently it is in Semi-Private Beta, so look for it to be released in the upcoming months.

I'm sure someone will do something like this by checking the new questions feed as often as the API allows (or once every 10-30 seconds).

This would probably be a fairly easy thing to implement.

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