TechSpot IRC Channel

By Phantasm66
Feb 19, 2002
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  1. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Oh, and for a more convenient way you can use the "channels" folder...

    To do that either click on the "Channels" button (should look something like the folder button in widows), or wait for it to pop up after you connect...

    There, type in the name of the channel (#3dspotlight) and push the add button... That's it... When you want to join, just highlight the channel and click "join"

    Note, it might be a good idea to remove most of the channels currently in the "channels" folder... (highlight and delete)
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Alright, I am all setup on that server now, but there is nobody else there:( Hopefully we can populate that channel very quickly, and have a palce to just hang out and talk.
    I will be idling in there all day. Hope to see you guys too.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 6,504

    I'm on right now.


    poertner_1274 is on, but I think that he's going something else right now.
    poertner_1274, quit surfing for dirty pics! ;)

    I will be on all day. I am off of work today.
  4. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Firewall :(
    I'll be on in the evenings (UK time)
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Where are all the members, i still can't find anyone except for poertner_1274 and didou in the chatroom!
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    I made it in under my new Linux installation :)
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 6,504

    Are you using X Chat, that's the one i like....
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Now is there anything wrong with that??:D :D

    I will always be idling in there, as I have class and sleep and stuff, but will leave IRC running. I will get back to you when I see it, so if I don't respond, be patient:)
  9. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    I thought Starchat discourages idling!
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Didnt' know that

    I'm not sure, but I just leave it running all day long, if it is a big deal, please let me know, and I will disconnect. Unless of course I will be at my comp using it :)
  11. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I can't connect...
    Tried all 3 ports.....
    :(
    Probably just my inexperience with IRC showing ;)
  12. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    exactly my opinion. We could setup a paypal account or something and we could donate money IF NEEDED to set one up...
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Err... What are you talking about? paying?! for what?!?

    If it's a chatroom you're thinking about IRC is free and have allways been free...
    The difference is which net we're using, in regard to who'll visit, and how often channeltakeovers and server downtime occurs...
    On a server with the services starchat has, takeovers are not as usual as on others, but services do go down (either by accident, or someone taking it down) which means we won't be able to log on to the channel (or perhaps even the server) and could end up without the channel for a while...

    If the latter part of the post confuses you, just ignore it... Either you can join the channel or not :)
     
  14. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    For those of us that idle in there all day long, and wonder what time things happened. All you have to do it type /timestamp in any channel. That will enable the timestamp so you can see how long it was since you missed someone. Just a little helpful hint. And Rick if you can post how you get your name highlited when you are away and stuff I would like to know, that would also be helpful.
  15. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    I was told about starchat discourages idling by one of their operators the last time i idled at the "help room".
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    oh well... I've been idling probably 20 of the last 24 hours
  17. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    L :haha: L
    I think we are the only ones that really idle in there. Everyone else seems to come and go, but I am pleased with the turnout so far. Hope to see more of you in there:)
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Bump!

    It appears only the following have IRC:
    me
    poertner_1274
    phantasm
    rick
    young&wild
    phatman5050
    ToRN
    Ravellidar

    There have been some fun conversations, but we could always use more people.
  19. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Me too!!!
  20. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    haha, sorry mr. garibaldi, i was replying to a post that was way back, dont ask me why i did, i just decided that then was the time. lol Not enough of us are showing up there, we need 3dspotlight to make a mention of it somewhere on the forum or even on the main page...
  21. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 6,504

    But then it has official 3DS endorsement, and you can't use bad words, talk about sex, drugs, computer software piracy, etc, etc....

    If you officially advocate the channel as a part of 3DS, then you must accept the rules of 3DS forums there.

    One of the (already) strengths of the channel is that it doesn't have the same (necessary) restrictions as the forums. If its an unofficial channel, then people can do what they like, because its not strickly speaking a part of 3DS.

    I want more people to come to the channel and chat, but I am not sure that it should be officially 3DS sanctioned...

    Comments, members??
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Concur... I think this thread will have to suffice as just a mention of a channel exists that several 3ds members that are on it at various times of the day.
    That is a good point that if the channel is not officially endorsed by 3ds the rules are much more lax.
  23. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Managed to connect to the server, but not the channel...
    Do I have to get my name auth'd?
    Not completely clear on this process...
  24. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    In my opinion even if it is an unofficial channel, still members have to behave themselves properly!
  25. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    i think this thread would suffice.
    but it's up to the 3DS staff whether they want to have an official IRC channel or not. of course, if it would carry the official 3DS name, then it would have be up to the 3DS standards and purpose.


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