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By Goalie
May 22, 2004
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  1. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    200,000 views and we still have only a handful of regulars... I don't get it.
     
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    I'm on most every night. If I weren't so tired half the time or working, I'd be there more.
     
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    I am a new one on there! Whatever will I use when my trial to mIRC runs out?!? But you are right, there aren't too many people there. And the ones that are there don't talk to much, just lurk.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    It just asks you to register, but it still functions the same as it does now. And every once in a while it opens a registration web page in your browser on launch.

    The only person that is in there and doesn't talk during a 24 hour period is LNCPapa, everyone else talks.
     
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    oh so you HAVE to register to keep using it? okay I will register tonight. Thanks for the info! :)
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    Where did I say that? I said it still functions the same as it does now.
     
  7. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    okay, so when the trial runs out, I must purchase. That is what I asked the first time.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    No, you don't have to purchase, the thing still functions the same as it does now. What is so difficult to understand? :stickout:
     
  9. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    Damn sorry I asked! :(
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    Oh come on, thats nothing to get upset about.

    And you could always switch to xchat its perfectly free. It just sucks a lot more than mirc, but it does have a linux and OS X version whereas mirc doesn't. Or you could use Opera.
     
  11. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    lol...I am not mad or upset! :D How do you set it up in Opera?
     
     
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Tools>>Mail & Chat accounts

    Then choose IRC Chat. Pretty easy from there.

    Any questions, just ask.
     
  13. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Is Starchat dead or is it just me?
     
  14. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Yeah, they are having some seroius splitting issues. I am on Amistad.IL.US.StarChat.Net and it is working okay.
     
  15. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    No, it's not free in Windows, hasn't been in a long time.
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`ve just been looking on the Xchat website and the programme does appear to be free Mict. ;)

    Unless I`ve missed something, it does ask for a donation, but that`s all.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    Last time I used X-Chat in Windows was probably 5+ years ago, so I don't know then.

    But then just use Opera, its avaiable on probably more platforms than X-Chat and I know it is free.
     
  18. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    You may use XChat for Windows for free for 30 days. If, after this time, you would like to continue using the product, you are required to register. Registration is a one time fee of $19.99 USD (US Dollars) which can be paid using the PayPal service below. For EURO users, this converts to approximately €15.

    Q. Why isn't the Windows version free?
    A. It's free to try for the first 30 days! Building XChat for Windows is a difficult process, it requires quite some skill and expertise to accomplish. It takes time, and is by no means automated. This version also has some value added features only for Windows, such as opening irc:// URLs from your web browser in an existing instance of xchat, spell checking and graphical emoticons.
     
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Apologies Mict, you are of course quite correct. I didn`t see anything on the site that said it was a trial, but when I installed it and went to register, all became very clear.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  20. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 1,595

    There are several people who produce binaries of Xchat for Windows for free. You only have to pay if you use the official binary.
     
  21. AricCougar

    AricCougar TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Is there any representation or channel of this forum on Undernet?
     
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    No. We have an established channel on starchat.
     
  23. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Thanks you SNGX1275- I'd like to lurk for a while and see how it goes. I tend to already get seriously blasted frequently for coming over too strong!

    Am interested in the topics you all bring up, so if it's okay, I'd like to be a silent spectator for a while and see if there any thing I can contribute.

    Honestly there are so few of us doing the malware cleaning on TS, there hasn't been enough time in a day for extras!. So far, I have not participated in the IRC Chat.

    Haved saved the information, hopefully for the future.
     
  24. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Absolutely feel free to stop by. You can sit and lurk or just shout out when you want to. There are no rules (per se....), so feel free to see how it goes.

    See ya around. Although I don't talk too much in there.
     
  25. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Over the years, I've learned the true value of 'lurking' for the right purposes. I don't do it to 'spy' on anyone, but rather to see if I would fit into the conversation that is going on. Once years ago when I mentioned 'lurking', I got blasted from here to kingdom come! It was though that I might be spying to take info back to others! So now I try to mention where I'm coming from- it seems to work better.

    Give me a bit though- seems there's a drastic shortage of malware cleaners!

    Later.
     


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