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Hi all.<br><br>
The masters have had a IRC chatroom they have been using for a long time. My understanding is that they are more stable to use then yahoo etc.<br><br>
On several occasions Hally has offered to set on up for us. Last night I took her up on the offer.<br><br>
So, we now have a Kickrunners IRC chat room. This will be available to everyone on the site to use as they desire.<br><br>
Here are directions that I got from hally on how to get into it.<br><br>
You will have to get some sort of IRC client to use it. I am using Chatzilla cause it comes with firefox and has been easy.<br><br>
It also works with mIRC.<br><br>
If a few of you would check it out and tell me if these directions are simple enough for the masses to understand I would appreciate it. (ummm, it took me a bunch of tries to figure it out..<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)<br><br>
Anyway, I would appreciate feedback on the idea and then I will post about it and make users aware of it and how to access it.<br><br>
Oh, and I have asked hally to come and clarify anything stupid or wrong I have said here. so expect a long post from her very soon! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Thanks hally! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
In fact, Chatzilla will open it right up if you click this<br>
irc://<a href="http://chat.oncomputers.info/kickrunners" target="_blank">chat.oncomputers.info/kickrunners</a> or put it in a browser window in firefox, or if you have MIRC and put it in an IE window. I think that would be the easiest way actually. Tell people to download MIRC, then paste that link in IE
 

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Actually..........these instructions are better I think<br><br>
Download an IRC client and set it up with a username. Some like MIRC, that's what I use, Chatzilla is another option if you use Firefox.<br><br>
After it's setup with your name paste this link in your browsers Address bar<br><br>
irc://<a href="http://chat.oncomputers.info/kickrunners" target="_blank">chat.oncomputers.info/kickrunners</a><br><br>
If you want to change your name you use this command<br>
/nick newnick<br>
newnick being what you want to change it to<br><br>
Have fun!
 

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Thanks hally!<br><br>
Now, after you try this, I would love to hear your thoughts, especially if you participate in the yahoo chats on the weekends.
 

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I just got the chatzilla plugin for firefox, made my user name and pasted the url as shown, and it worked.<br><br>
Quick and simple.
 

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Except I apparently can't type in there?<br><br>
[ERROR]You need to be an operator in <a target="_blank">#kickrunners</a> to do that.<br><br>
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i guess i need chatzilla first. why would i want to chat? am i missing something? it is hard enough keeping up with the forums <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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ok, 4 of us were just in there, its seems to work great!<br><br>
Anymore feedback anyone. If you want to check it out with someone else, pm me and I will join you.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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No Meri is an Mac, she'll be using safari.<br>
I'm not on my laptop, when I am I'll give it a try.
 

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i use firefox. on my mac <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
My big question-- will it be moderated? are there rules?
 

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I would probably not participate in it, because as of the last week, the chatter in PRT has been too negative for my tastes. I just fear that it could be a pile on magnet, or some sort of loop where if you are not in the loop you loose. I do not know. I am very timid about the influx of people. No matter what the reasonings behind it were, the personal attack on Tithers left A VERY BAD taste in my mouth. She seemed to handle it fine, but i just was really upset by it. I cannot imagine what could evolve in a chat.
 

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No, it will not be moderated in the sense that someone is always there watching whats going on.<br><br>
It would just be a place for people to chat, not unlike Yahoo.<br><br>
My guess would be that it would not be nearly as busy as the yahoo chats and maybe just offer another option for people who want something a bit different than what the yahoo chats offer. This one would not allow webcams (I dont think) and I know thats a popular thing, so those folks would likely stay with yahoo.<br><br>
It will simply be another option for people to use.
 

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altoids, I think the message you got is due to a quirk in Chatzilla. I get it every time I sign on, but only if I'm using Chatzilla. It's safe to ignore.<br><br>
I have been in several chat sessions with the masters, and they stay pretty cordial. It has been a great way to get to know one another better. The people make the place.<br><br>
One nice thing about this room is that it's on a private server, so there's no spam. Well, other than the spam we bring there ourselves. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<a href="http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/altircfaq.html" target="_blank">http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/altircfaq.html</a>
 

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I didn't see what happened to Tithers, sorry that is going on <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Anyway, I can always come in at anytime and kick or ban people, I have a chat client that gives me operator status on the entire server. Just PM me or even call me if there is a problem.<br>
516-889-4686<br>
Or you could always go into #icug and request an op from there come help, but those people are not always at the computer<br>
I doubt though that will ever be necessary
 

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I'm in, no one else is <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I'd join ya but I can't do IRC at work. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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