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[MISC] Unofficial PAX IRC Channel

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Okay first, don't use chatzilla. Second, don't connect from SoCal.

    Just kidding on the second one, by where I meant home, school or other.

    yeah i wasnt sure which you meant thats why i said home and socal... well I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and still no dice... what client do you use?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    Well, I use Konversation, but unless you plan on installing Linux, that won't really work for you. Try Xchat or mIRC

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Well, I use Konversation, but unless you plan on installing Linux, that won't really work for you. Try Xchat or mIRC

    i hate mIRC... ill try Xchat

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Xchat with the dark theme goes perfectly with my XP Zune theme and the Abstract Zune theme for firefox and the dark theme for trillian. (Can you sense the theme?)

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Beware of...

    Dark...

    Waldo...

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    Beware of...

    Dark...

    Waldo...

    You mean Odlaw?

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is it common for campus networks to block the ports required for IRC? I've seen some mention of it floating around on the Internet, and I can't seem to connect from campus. It works fine at home.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    Is it common for campus networks to block the ports required for IRC? I've seen some mention of it floating around on the Internet, and I can't seem to connect from campus. It works fine at home.

    I couldn't imagine IRC being a bandwith hog.

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    Is it common for campus networks to block the ports required for IRC? I've seen some mention of it floating around on the Internet, and I can't seem to connect from campus. It works fine at home.

    Yes. IRC is getting obscure enough that the bulk of its usage on campuses is either botnets or for warez, neither of which a campus likely wants to deal with.

    Try using an ssl connection or ports outside the 6660-6669 range.

    Servers and their available ports can be found here: http://www.slashnet.org/servers/

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jonxp wrote: »
    Arco wrote: »
    Is it common for campus networks to block the ports required for IRC? I've seen some mention of it floating around on the Internet, and I can't seem to connect from campus. It works fine at home.

    Yes. IRC is getting obscure enough that the bulk of its usage on campuses is either botnets or for warez, neither of which a campus likely wants to deal with.

    Try using an ssl connection or ports outside the 6660-6669 range.

    Servers and their available ports can be found here: http://www.slashnet.org/servers/
    Nice. Switching to SSL on 6697 did the trick. Thanks!

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    IRC can be a huge bandwidth hog. Back in the old days before torrents came out (like 4 years ago) IRC was a pretty reliable location for getting most anything. In fact, it is still a good place to get things. It is a direct peer to peer protocol, one to one transfer.

    So that is probably why some universities block it.

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Indeed, many schools block common IRC ports because of the prevalence of filesharing type channels.

    For instance, I use it to get old comics from the 60-70s that are impossible to buy in paper form.

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  • kazuokazuo Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Wormdundee wrote: »
    For instance, I use it to get old comics from the 60-70s that are impossible to buy in paper form.

    And I use the internet for research purposes

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    kazuo wrote: »
    Wormdundee wrote: »
    For instance, I use it to get old comics from the 60-70s that are impossible to buy in paper form.

    And I use the internet for research purposes

    I call BS on you Kazuo, you totally just jack it.

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I sense a calling out of me.

    I am serious, I started reading X-Men from the beginning last year, its going to be a while before I get anywhere near current times.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Slight tangential topic, but DC++ is also a good place to get comics.

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    contrefait wrote: »
    Slight tangential topic, but DC++ is also a good place to get comics.

    Indeedily do, I use that as well. But it's more difficult as my router is absolutely terrible and randomly closes ports that are necessary for DC++ to work properly.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    That is indeed unfortunate. DC++ is one of the most finicky peer to peer file transfer programs ever.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    Okay guys, that's enough talk of quasi-legal activities.

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  • MeeOkMeeOk Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Fuck you, the person who de-voiced me. I am pretty god damn sure who did it too. I've done nothing wrong.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    MeeOk wrote: »
    Fuck you, the person who de-voiced me. I am pretty god damn sure who did it too. I've done nothing wrong.

    Um, nobody devoiced you. Heels isnt in channel so the auto voice script isnt working. We have to voice everyone manually for the time being.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm divorcing EVERYONE in chat!

    ...waaaaaaait.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    you know, the spammer hasn't been back in a while, we could probably afford to -m the channel, but keep heels's script active in case +m is necessary again

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  • WeretacoWeretaco Cubicle Gangster Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    MeeOk wrote: »
    Fuck you, the person who de-voiced me. I am pretty god damn sure who did it too. I've done nothing wrong.

    BILLIES DID IT

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    moe, you do realize that the channel being +m along with an autovoice script means all a spammer has to do is rejoin the channel after you devoice him, which is pretty much exactly the same as kicking them

    if you actually want it to be effective you should have people register with nickserv so you can set up access levels so chanserv can autovoice them after they authenticate

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    moe, you do realize that the channel being +m along with an autovoice script means all a spammer has to do is rejoin the channel after you devoice him, which is pretty much exactly the same as kicking them

    if you actually want it to be effective you should have people register with nickserv so you can set up access levels so chanserv can autovoice them after they authenticate

    What about when services are down?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    moe, you do realize that the channel being +m along with an autovoice script means all a spammer has to do is rejoin the channel after you devoice him, which is pretty much exactly the same as kicking them

    if you actually want it to be effective you should have people register with nickserv so you can set up access levels so chanserv can autovoice them after they authenticate
    Actually we have it set up so that if a person is devoiced, they don't get autovoiced when they rejoin

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    if you actually want it to be effective you should have people register with nickserv so you can set up access levels so chanserv can autovoice them after they authenticate

    THATS WHAT IVE BEEN TELLING HIM

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  • DarcDarc Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    moe, you do realize that the channel being +m along with an autovoice script means all a spammer has to do is rejoin the channel after you devoice him, which is pretty much exactly the same as kicking them

    if you actually want it to be effective you should have people register with nickserv so you can set up access levels so chanserv can autovoice them after they authenticate

    What about when services are down?

    There's also the problem of what happens when a new, legitimate user enters the channel. You have no way to know they're not a troll, and it still takes op oversight to add them to the list of auto-voiced people. It'd be even -more- unwieldy than what is available now.

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  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Darc wrote: »

    There's also the problem of what happens when a new, legitimate user enters the channel. You have no way to know they're not a troll, and it still takes op oversight to add them to the list of auto-voiced people. It'd be even -more- unwieldy than what is available now.

    Didn't you get the memo? All new users are trolls.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Have you BEEN in chat? All users period are trolls. GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DAMN KIDS!

    <3

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  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User
    edited April 2009
    I sure have. I said, 'hey guys, I'm new!' and was promptly chased away for being a troll.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    That's because all the ops are jerks. Especially that BA chick. What a bitch.

    (Actually I am VERY NICE DAMMIT)

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  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User
    edited April 2009
    It's true!

    I actually decided to start my own PAX IRC channel. The rules are simple: No jerks, and no trolls allowed.

    It's perfect!...except for the fact that I'm not allowed in it for breaking the rules.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    No one's allowed in that channel.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So... The Channel will be running with moderation on, anybody else who joins will need to register their nick and PM either me or moe to be added to the channel access list so you get auto-voiced so you can talk in the channel.
    Whenever I am in the channel ill be proactive for a while at PMing new people and walking them through the register process, for now heres some short instructions.

    Instructions:

    Go to the server window (depends what client you use) and type this:
    /msg nickserv register password email

    password = what password to register your nick under
    email = your email addy to recieve a confirmation #

    it will then ask you to do this:
    /msg nickserv auth code

    code = the code you got in your email

    Then when you rejoin you will need to type this
    /msg nickserv identify password

    password = the password you used to register your nick with

    Then you are all set :) Just be sure to PM me or moe on irc (whichever you see active) to get added to the access list.
    Or you can post in here asking to be added, we will check here too :)

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  • DaNerdDaNerd Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So I'm trying to figure this out in mIRC, but I haven't used it in such a long time that I have completely forgotten how to get around. Completely. Help plox?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    You mean how to auth a nick? or just connect?

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  • DaNerdDaNerd Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    For now, just to connect.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    in mirc, at the top left there should be a little folder with hammer icon, click that.
    Fill out the info on the first screen (name/email... but they dont have to be legit, and put your nick down).

    On the left under servers, select slashnet under "irc nework". click add.
    click ok
    then hit the lightning bolt looking symbol on the top left

    type /join #paforums_pax


    that should be it. Theres a lot more fancy stuff that you can do with preform and such to auto join a channel and auto auth your nick.
    I might write a tutorial on all that tomorrow... WITH PICTURES!

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