why not an irc channel or somthing

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  1. Nuttyfish Guest

    Irc!!! Woohoo!!
     
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  3. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, I am on irc.freenode.net #sciforums now, so if anyone wants to join...
     
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  5. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    So many excited people! And? How many of you are actually there? NONE. 2 am eastern (US); silence.
     
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  7. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    CAn anyone explain this IRC thing to me?
    I am of the last generation to not use computers regularly/ the first generation to have computers from primary school, have been using PC's for 10 years and first went online in 1995. But I have no time and not the right kind of brain to keep up with all this stuff. So please just explain what to do to get into it. (and out again.)
    Thanks.
     
  8. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, I have taken this from a PM I sent to Whitewolf, I hope it helps you:

    First, you have to get the programm itself, download it here: http://www.mirc.com/get.html

    Just install it, you could use IRC then. But the programm is a bit complicated, so I also advise installing the programm you find here: http://www.xchat.org/windows/

    Download the free older version and install it. Open it after installing, the application should start and you should get an empty window.
    Chose "X-chat" from the menu bar and click on "serverlist". That should bring up a list of IRC servers and places to enter your Nicknames, fill them out and choose the "Freenode" server from the list. You will be connected to it, after that, just type "/join #sciforums" into the bottom bar and you should get onto the same channel I and WCF are on right now.
     
  9. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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  10. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I agree, that is also a good way.
     
  11. A Canadian Why talk? When you can listen? Registered Senior Member

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    If we had an OFFICAL IRC sciforums channel, I would join it....

    You can't expect a IRC channel to take off quickly. But I would love to pop in when I can.

    Aside from a IRC channel, it would be very user friendly if there was a JAVA CHAT link to it as well...

    This tends to work well for most websites, and the user number will grow with time.

    But having just a JAVA chat will not work... when I use the IRC network, I like using mIRC... but dislike using the JAVA chat. But poeple without or unaware of mIRC (or pIRCh, if anyone uses it anymore) can use the JAVA chatroom.

    But for the time being, I will check out Communist Hamster's IRC channel for now. I would love the chance to be able to talk about issues like we do on sci-forums, without having to post so many threads.

    Plus with a offical chatroom, a new Sub-Forum could be added inwhich we can post mIRC logs. So poeple who fail to use the chatrooms can still be involed with discussion.
     
  12. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    Its not my channel. I think someone else on this thread started it.

    Whats yo' name on trillian WCF?
     
  13. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    look at my profile
     
  14. Ghost III Banned Banned

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    ill be able to give some websites to get mirc, so we can go on it from the here.
    Porfiry please say if you want it
     
  15. Nuttyfish Guest

    Me, ghost and a friend have a website with a Java chat applet here. Y'all can chat there!
     
  16. Ghost III Banned Banned

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    Yeah i was UmbrellaCorp thats why you see copyright
     
  17. caffeine_fubar Dark Dementia is my name... Registered Senior Member

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    Yet vampirefreaks.com has a continuously full chatroom... what has the world come to?
     
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  19. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    That chatroom cannot be found...
     
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  21. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, that one works.
     
  22. Nuttyfish Guest

    dreamy...i hate your avatar
     
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