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By Phantasm66
Feb 19, 2002
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  1. 3DSpotlight IRC Channel

    Do we have one of these? Does anyone use it? Could we have one? Would anyone use it if we did?

    Might be useful for getting organised with internet games, regulars supporting some tricky problems, etc....

    What do you all think??

    (Apologies if there is one, and I have completely missed it because I am so dumb.)
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Actually I was thinking about this the other day. I would use it if we had one. I haven't used IRC that much, basically just looked around in it and tried to figure how things work out, but really to no avail:) But if 3DS had a channel I would definately visit it.
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I use IRC everyday myself. I'm mostly on the Starchat server but mIRC 6.0 allows multiple server connections, so I can still connect to it if it's on another one :)
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    The true nature of the Force

    Anyone know of a channel that we could all colonise so that if I am looking for a 3DS buddy to play Quake III with, I will be more able to find one???
     
  5. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    Sounds like a good idea, one of my own you could say. I asked about a java-type chat room a while back and it looked like everyone wanted one. I still support the idea very much, but unfortunately i have no idea where we could all colonize.
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    I use it

    I frequent #scotsclan and a few other counter-strike clan channels.
    I can't access from work but in the evenings I am usually found idling in the above channel. I would also hang about #3dspotlight if it became populated by 3ds regulars ;)
     
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Re: I use it

    On what server network? Dalnet, EFnet, Undernet etc.?

    If someone chooses a server and creates the channel, people would come there....

    I suggest Julio or some of the supermods take a trip to Dalnet and register a channel there.... (It is a bit safer from takeovers as we won't need any bots in the channel at all times...)

    .02$
     
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Quakenet is where the #scotsclan channel I frequent is located.
     
  9. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 189

    I suggest a bot on 3DS on EFnet? I could provide a bot... (made by Tosh, you know, he who found the bug in the prior forum :))
     
  10. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    As long as it's up 24/7, and the channel is run under a strict rule, I can't think of any reason not to do it :)

    But I'm afraid that if there is any leniency when it comes to @'s we'll loose the channel quite fast...

    .02$
     
  11. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 189

    I'll check if he could alter the bot to have it like 'censor bad words' or anything. Make it a 3DS regular :)
     
     
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Must it be IRC? There are alternatives. MSN provides a very good chat room service, we could set up a room with them w/ a bot to keep it online 24/7. A profanity filter is built in, you can enable it if chosen. It also provides a very useful administrator function, or hosts. Good for the mods. One thing it may be unattractive in is that the activex codecs it uses may only be compatible with Internet Explorer, which is bad news for the Linuxheads in here.

    But IRC'd work fine.
     
  13. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 189

    MSN ? don't know what to use: :D or :dead: ?
     
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    "MSN is for loosers!" - Han Solo.

    I agree. IRC offers a much more advanced, multi-platform environment. MSN is, at best, good for telling your pals when to meet you in the bar.
     
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Well I am not sure how to setup this channel, or if you have to pay anything, but I say someone just needs to go ahead and do it, and tell everyone else about it. That way we can just go there and chat with each other. If it is there I am sure it will get used by lots of people, it's just gotta be there first.
     
  16. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I created a channel on IRC, it's a first try :)

    name : #3dspotlight
    IRC Server : irc.starchat.net
    Server Name : StarChat

    you need to register your nicks with StartChat, that way I'll put every moderator here in the forums as an OP on the channel :)

    I'm on it right now in case someone wants to give it a try...
     
  17. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Quite nice, and it runs chanserv, which is a Good Thing TM :)

    Not that it's anyone besides me there now, but :D

    Good work Didou :)
     
  18. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I just hope it'll fit everyone's needs. :)

    Me & P66 were on it yesterday.

    I was pretty tired today but i'll probably be on it everyday :D
     
  19. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Yeah I'll see you all there sometime!
     
  20. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Just got myself registered!!!
     
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    ok I have mIRC. but I think I might be the dumbest person to ever download it. so could somebody post a step by step type thing to getting into this channel?
     
  22. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    A short howto :)

    First, choose your nick in mIRC.
    The log on to the server.

    When you've logged on type the following:
    /msg nickserv register <insert email here> <insert password here>
    then push enter :)

    You will then be sent an email with a confirmation code (just copy paste) and you can start using the channel... (You'll get a confirmation after you've sent the activation code)

    So let's say I'd wanted to register the nick totalnewbie: I'd set it as the nick in mIRC (or whatever IRC client you want to use), and log on...

    Then I'd type:
    /msg nickserv register totalnewbie kill_loosers@hotmail.com newbiesunite

    I'll then get a message telling me an activation code has been sent.
    Checking my hotmail account I'll find something like:
    /msg NickServ ACTIVATE 1235978314
    which i copy into mIRC...
    I'll then receive a message saying my account has been activated and what password I'd chosen...


    NOTE: Sometimes the services can be down, which means that you won't be able to register... If it happens, wait an hour and try again..

    Hope this helps :)
     
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    I meant TOTAL NEWBIE to IRC, I don't know anything. I dont' know anything thats not GUI based other than BASIC, some FORTRAN, and some C++. I got myself registered with StarChat and thats about it. I don't know anything past there, I don't know how to join channels, basically I don't know anything. I'm stuck here. I'm sure it can't be that complex but I get really frusterated when somethign that other people find so simple and I can't figure out.
     
  24. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Sorry for not replying

    I leave my computer on even when I leave the house to go to work, that's why I didn't reply when you guys talked on the channel. Sorry :(
     
  25. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Oopss... Sorry!
    Just type in /join #3dspotlight and that should be it...
     


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