In the summer of 2008, a bunch of SillyPrefrosh?
decided that they should all talk in a format more conducive to realtime discussion than Facebook. This was their GoodIdea
. Their corresponding BadIdea
was for this format to be AIM chat. MartinPyne
, who were busy stalking froshlings (and participated in said AIM chat) because they were bored decided to allow for a more permanent and convenient format. Thus was born #HMC.
Officially owned by MartinPyne, #HMC can be found on irc.esper.net.  A message usually goes onto the annual Facebook group inviting SillyPrefrosh? to join and, occasionally, they actually do join.
- Whoever does this next time should link to the web client at http://hmc.reacocard.net/, since it requires no special software or configuration, and thus presents a lower barrier to entry.
Regular residents include:
See also: OctothorpeHMCQuotes