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Join an IRC chat channel!

#1  Postby Jakov » Sep 12, 2010 3:29 pm


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For the reasons outlined in this thread it was decided that some kind of chat room would be a good idea to try.

1. go to http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ratskep
2. write your nickname.
3. fill in the CAPTCHA to make sure you're human.
4. ?????
5. PROFIT!


For this channel to be successful it needs to achieve a 'critical mass' of users.
Thus if you join the channel and there happens to be nobody around or nobody is talking, then please stay anyway for a while in case someone else comes. You can keep it open in the background because the window will blink to attract your attention when somebody says your nickname.


Technical details (for the geeks)
Server: irc.freenode.net
Port: 6667
Channel: #ratskep


If the nickname you choose is already in use by someone else, you will be assigned different one. If you don't like it just type /nick newnickhere and press enter.




I've been informed that some people don't know how to talk.
To talk, type your message in the message box at the bottom
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Since everyone can choose their own name, it is possible for people to impersonate each other. Luckily IRC has a mechanism for you to protect your nickname.

First, check you dont get a message like this
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[19:19] -NickServ- This nickname is registered. Please choose a different nickname, or identify via /msg NickServ identify <password>.

If you do, type /nick newnicknamehere until you find a nickname that nobody else has taken.

Next type /ns register passwordhere emailhere
Its probably better if you don't use the same password as you do for these forums.

Finally you should get a confirmation email. Follow its instructions and you should be registered.


Now every time you log into the IRC channel, you have to type /ns identify passwordhere.
If you want to check if someone else is being impersonated, type /ns info nicknamehere.
If someone else is using your nickname, type /ns ghost nicknamehere passwordhere to boot them off!
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#2  Postby Gallstones » Sep 12, 2010 3:54 pm

Okie Dokie. Danke
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#3  Postby james1v » Sep 12, 2010 4:05 pm

Well that was strange! Ive never been involved in a "chat thingy"... :scratch:
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#4  Postby mmmcheezy » Sep 12, 2010 4:19 pm

Joined :)
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#5  Postby Gallstones » Sep 12, 2010 4:21 pm

One more thing; thanks bunches for giving me one more thing to do on the internet.
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#6  Postby james1v » Sep 12, 2010 5:21 pm

So, you type your message in the box, then what? Does it magically appear somewhere? Or do i need to press something else to send it?

I'm a virgin, go gently on me! :angel:
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#7  Postby james1v » Sep 12, 2010 5:23 pm

Just a thought, if everyone goes over there to chat, wont that affect this sites figures? It could become a ghost town. :think:
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#8  Postby DaveD » Sep 12, 2010 5:24 pm

james1v wrote:So, you type your message in the box, then what? Does it magically appear somewhere? Or do i need to press something else to send it?

I'm a virgin, go gently on me! :angel:

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#9  Postby DaveD » Sep 12, 2010 5:25 pm

james1v wrote:Just a thought, if everyone goes over there to chat, wont that affect this sites figures? It could become a ghost town. :think:

Ah, but you can't post pictures there!
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#11  Postby Jakov » Sep 12, 2010 5:29 pm

james1v wrote:Just a thought, if everyone goes over there to chat, wont that affect this sites figures? It could become a ghost town. :think:


forums and irc are intrinsically different. They serve a different purpose. If anything it will make people come to the forums more often.
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#12  Postby Emmeline » Sep 12, 2010 5:35 pm

I just joined - looks like fun!
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#13  Postby james1v » Sep 12, 2010 5:42 pm

Well, it seems to work ok. :thumbup:
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#14  Postby tuco » Sep 12, 2010 5:45 pm

Who's admin there and what are rules of conduct?
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#15  Postby james1v » Sep 12, 2010 5:48 pm

tuco wrote:Who's admin there and what are rules of conduct?


Its a free for all at the moment, no rules! get the insults in now, before any rules are founded! Quick! :naughty2:
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#16  Postby punter18 » Sep 12, 2010 5:51 pm

Joined.
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#17  Postby tuco » Sep 12, 2010 5:52 pm

Good point :) Let me see if I even have mIRC installed.
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#18  Postby Guy McNally » Sep 12, 2010 7:30 pm

Joined. Thanks, Jakov, for working out details.

I'm not a big fan of group chatting with more than a few people, but I do get my one-on-one needs met on Skype, Google, etc. If the room is busy and there are multiple conversations going on, it can be chaos. I admit, though, my early experiences with chat rooms soured me on the experience because many IRC rooms are free-for-alls with random assholes bent on disruption. This will be good because the assholes aren't random. :whistle: Seriously, this should be a good alternative way to get to know each other better.
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Re: Join the ratskep IRC chat channel!

#19  Postby VazScep » Sep 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Guy McNally wrote:Joined. Thanks, Jakov, for working out details.

I'm not a big fan of group chatting with more than a few people, but I do get my one-on-one needs met on Skype, Google, etc. If the room is busy and there are multiple conversations going on, it can be chaos. I admit, though, my early experiences with chat rooms soured me on the experience because many IRC rooms are free-for-alls with random assholes bent on disruption. This will be good because the assholes aren't random. :whistle: Seriously, this should be a good alternative way to get to know each other better.
When on IRC, just type "/join #myrandomroom" where "myrandomroom" is any name you want, and you can set up your own room and invite your own people for your own private discussion if you find the main chat unpleasant. You can also set the room to be secret and invite only, and become your own moderator. Ask me more for details!
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Re: Join an IRC chat channel!

#20  Postby starr » Sep 12, 2010 9:56 pm

I've just added the following modnote to the OP:


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