It’s a configuration problem on your side, then.
The first link is a correct IRC link (my Opera 12 browser will open its great integrated IRC client).
You have somewhere in your browser or OS settings the mibbit associated to the irc:// protocol.
You can change that if it’s not the right choice.
I quite agree…
I also use the web based IRC.
It’s easier for newbies.
Actually, the link to the web based IRC is part of the first paragraph. My eye is caught by later paragraphs, maybe they are more fancy looking, don’t know…
I don’t have good idea how to rephrase the first paragraph so that newbies will be more inclined to find and know they should try the web based IRC link first.
As it’s a wiki, if you find a good text, please edit, @mmirG. I guess it’s OK.
Interesting, where does it say to report bugs on IRC? The chat definitely is a good way to get into contact and often get answers quickly, but of course only if some users are actively online there. But bugs should ultimately be filed on tickets.musicbrainz.org.
It’s just like here on the forums: Of course you can report bugs here to discuss them with others,e.g. to be sure it is really a bug or how to workaround it. But at the end somebody should report it in the bug tracker to get it fixed by someone of the team.