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Unofficial PAX IRC Channel - Now with extra help

BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in PAX Archive
So, Moe wanted me to make a new, updated post to the (Unofficial) PAX IRC channel. So we have an easily visible location to help those out trying to connect to the channel. Plus the last thread was two years old :P Plus im sure moe is too busy to do all this.

The IRC channel is Just a gathering place for members of the community so come join if you want to chat with everyone or if you are just bored :) Someone is almost always on to talk with.

If you already know how to use IRC with your client of choice:
irc.slashnet.org
#paforums_pax

When you join, be sure to register your nick with nickserv and either PM me or Moe to be added to the channel access list so you get autovoiced. Or you can post here asking for it. Im online the majority of the day and will be watching this thread and my PMs in channel.

Since people are confused about it, this is required since we have a major spammer/troll problem in the channel.

Until you do that, you can PM anybody with a @ or % symbol in front of their name to get voiced so you can participate :)
If you dont know how to use nickserv, there's a section in the tutorials below on how to do that.


Here are a few tutorials on how to get connected if you are unfamiliar with IRC (most of us are old and remember it though, heh)
Spoiler:

BigRed on
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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Since someone asked in the other channel for mac IRC clients, I recommend x-chat aqua. I like it because it is very close in behavior to x-chat on all other platforms.

    For windows, If you don't want to use mirc then I would suggest looking at the list here. I'd recommend SilvereX since it is free and has some great extensibility with all the other languages. But that may be because I'm a programming dork.

    For linux, I would again suggest x-chat. (seeing a pattern here?)

    General rule of thumb, use an IRC client that is an actual IRC client and not an everything client, usually the everything clients aren't done very well. I'm looking at you pidgin.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User
    edited May 2009
    I'm going to repeat that OSX users should get Colloquy, as it is fantastic and I wish IRC programs on other platforms were as good as it.

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  • DaNerdDaNerd Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Okay, I followed all the steps, now I just need to be autovoiced.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    DaNerd wrote: »
    Okay, I followed all the steps, now I just need to be autovoiced.

    Added "DaNerd" to the access list :)

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • eye-shuheye-shuh Registered User
    edited May 2009
    If we were already in the IRC, but have not been on in a while, do we need to get re-voiced?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    eye-shuh wrote: »
    If we were already in the IRC, but have not been on in a while, do we need to get re-voiced?

    If your nick is registered with nickserv (directions in OP), let me know and I will add you so you will be auto-voiced

    If you dont have a registered nick then you need to do so before atuo-voicing can be turned on for your nick.

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • AzazelAzazel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    For Mac users i would advise Colloquy over XChat Aqua. Colloquy is very easy to set up, and even if you havent used an irc client before it is fairly easy to navigate/use.

  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Registered as "PeasantDave". Thanks for throwing this together BigRed!

  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, what do we need to do to make our channel official? I mean, c'mon, it's not like there are any other PAX IRC channels.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Registered as "PeasantDave". Thanks for throwing this together BigRed!

    Added :D

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    I've noticed quite a few flyby's in the channel recently. Please remember to follow BigRed's instructions on registering your nick with nickserv and pming an op (usually myself or BigRed) to be added to the access list.

  • CuZZaCuZZa Khoo's Epic Mount Perth, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    All of this stuff seems a bit complex just because we get some dimwit griefer sometimes. Anyone given serious thought to running a private (ie non-network) irc server for all of the PAX/PA needs? We can have more control of it and create a group of channels to mirror what we currently have and expand it like the forums. From what I can tell, the idiot is only griefing us because he's able to get on the network easily, he's not a PAX attendee and not a PA Forums user, so how would he be able to follow us? Especially if the thread announcing it is locked to Forum members only and not public.

    Also these days all IRC clients can run multiple networks, whats another connection?

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Since this needs to be said.... mirc is free... you dont have to buy it

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I registered PatMcRotch.

    I have been just using Pidgin to use IRC. That works great for me! I use it to connect to 8, count em, 8 connections. AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter and now IRC. If you have any questions on getting IRC to work with Pidgin, ask. It may be too weak of a client for some but it works for me.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I registered PatMcRotch.

    I have been just using Pidgin to use IRC. That works great for me! I use it to connect to 8, count em, 8 connections. AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter and now IRC. If you have any questions on getting IRC to work with Pidgin, ask. It may be too weak of a client for some but it works for me.

    Added :D

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Blade FusionBlade Fusion Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Could you add "Dockboy" to the autovoice?

    Thanks

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    No such nick, according to chanserv. Did you register it with nickserv?

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I talked to him on irc, hes on the list

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Might be a good idea to make a Colloquy tutorial for Mac users. We can't use mIRC.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Liger wrote: »
    Might be a good idea to make a Colloquy tutorial for Mac users. We can't use mIRC.

    Since I dont own a mac...

    Does liger want to volunteer?

    Should do it in the same format (pictures with arrows and such)

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I've been trying to get my laptop setup as well, but what's the cmd format for linking another desired username?

    I mean I can barely navigate my way back into the channel normally if my pc dies, let alone getting that set properly. Someone helped give it to me in channel the other night, but then my main pc died before I could get it set right.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    look at the bottom of my tutorials, i covered how to link a username :)

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    A lot of IRC functionality is command line. Things like nickserv and chanserv registration do not have GUI equivalents.

  • zombiebotzombiebot Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Is nickserv not available through Mibbit? I'm still of the opinion that this a little lame.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    Nickserv is down right now, we've removed the +m until it comes back

  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    Might be a good idea to make a Colloquy tutorial for Mac users. We can't use mIRC.

    Since I dont own a mac...

    Does liger want to volunteer?

    Should do it in the same format (pictures with arrows and such)

    If/When I find myself on my own laptop again, sure.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User
    edited May 2009
    I can get a Colloquy tutorial up.

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  • AzazelAzazel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    I can help with the colloquy tutorial if prox forgets anything.

  • strongesthylianstrongesthylian Registered User
    edited May 2009
    I'm using Colloquy. The instructions are the same. You can still use command line in the text box to register your nick.

    Now known as Rondhi. Too lazy to make a new user account.
  • proXimityproXimity Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Colloquy (Mac) Tutorial!
    Spoiler:

    If I've made any mistakes or need to add/clarify anything, let me know

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Services are back up

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    I have split off the security flamewar. If people have further suggestions regarding the channel and its security measures, fell free to make them as long as they are constructive and not abusive.

  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The idea of more ops would work that or just PM an op here and I figure that would solve lots of the issues of getting on the IRC.

  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I should probably be an op.

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Im poking at a script that will let specified users voice others. We already added more hops before the silly stuff started and wont be adding anymore.

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • AutumnWindzAutumnWindz Registered User
    edited May 2009
    it's fine to moderate forums to keep on-topic (hard to stay on-topic here since you moved the criticisms... then locked it) etc, but honestly, no one was being abusive in the earlier 'flamewar'. Just because there was criticism and disagreeing going on doesn't make it abusive k? if I was abusive at any point, of course, feel free to point it out - I may be wrong. but really, if anything, the concerns and complaints raised by myself and others earlier have brought about dialogue that led to the addition of hops/etc that are a step towards alleviating the problem, and i think that fits the definition of 'constructive' a lot more than 'abusive'.

  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Yeah I have to say I'm on the banished and locked side of the issue >.>

    I mean I'm not going to argue about it, but I just wanted to throw my opinion in there since it seems to be being assumed that silence equals agreement :/

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    zombiebot wrote: »
    Is nickserv not available through Mibbit? I'm still of the opinion that this a little lame.

    It's available...It's under My Account settings.


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  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Has anyone ever had luck getting onto here with an irc client on their Verizon Blackberry? I am able to connect to some servers but not slashnet, and I'm just trying to see where the gap is.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
    I'm sure people have connected with a blackberry before, I don't know if they used Verizon or not. Try connecting to one of the specific slashnet servers like moo.slashnet.org or vortex.slashnet.org and see if you get any better luck. Sometimes slashnet can just be a bitch.

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