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Forums > Social Chat > Irc - The invasion of the bots is upon us, we have taken refuge at #poi2

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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 24th Jul 2001
Total posts: 16
Posted:Some not very nice person has taken over #poi on irc with lots of bots and banned some of the regulars. Note to person with the bots: They are also putting off some of the casual users.

Anyway we have temporarily moved to #poi2, come join us for loads of stimulating conversation, poi tips and moves and all that interesting stuff

Channel rules: No BOTS Please!


P.S. Bot person plz can u respond to my irc messages so i can explain afew irc niceties to you that will help you get on with the regulars.

I'm not mad, I just have my own specialised version of sanity

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Bots eh?
We cannot lose against these thinking machines! who says it won't happen?
On August 29, 1997 it's gonna feel pretty f*cking real to you too!
Every bot dies, but not every bot truly lives euither!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always


HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 984
Posted:More information please. I don't want to link to the IRC poi channel if it is not going well.
Please info@homeofpoi.com me if you have any comments on this channel. I myself don't get the time to visit lately.



"May your balls always burn"

Location: auckland
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 53
Posted:You may as well not link to it Malcolm - there seem to be a few regulars who come in almost every day, and a couple of others who appear every now and then. But new people very rarely show up, and don't stay for long. IRC is a thing of the past it would seem.

With this latest development - someone got upset, I'm not sure what over, I wasn't there, and has placed bots in the channel and banned several users. He's claimed ownership of the channel, even after I explained that I was the original channel participant and would not ban or kick him if he set things right again by removing the bots and re-opping me.

It's all a little pathetic, and I'm too busy to really be bothered by it.

So, removing the link to IRC sounds like a good idea to me. It was never much of a success anyway.


HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 984
Posted:Thanks for the feedback Robert.

Sorry to hear it has gone that way.

Much respect


"May your balls always burn"


Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Bender, you've watched the Terminator wa-ay too many times.

Mr Robert, I'm sorry to hear about your irc thing. I never really got into it myself. But i'm sorry for your loss anyhoo.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

Location: sydney
Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
Total posts: 14
Posted:Hi i am a begginer poi artist and have already learnt many tricks of the trade in poi,i recently purchased a set of electroglo and i was very impressed....i feel fire is more of a thrill to me tho...i'm interested in different colour flames and i have seen bright green flames.....i was wondering does anyone know wat i can get to create that bright green flame??

Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:what server is the IRC chanel on? Let me see what I can do, perhaps have the channel password protected or just have a +voice going?? Dont be defeated by a few bots there are lots of things that can be done to stop this guy.

MYsterfy, that is a topic for the technical forum not here bud.

[ 13 August 2002, 23:21: Message edited by: Raymund Phule ]

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

Location: nowhere, ca
Member Since: 6th May 2002
Total posts: 61
Posted:If anyone cares, I have a small irc network, everyone is welcome to move to it, no bots here, services, and ircops who know who owns what channels so there will be no takeovers. irc.foozone.net or irc.mystic-net.org

Location: Tacoma, WA
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:What server is the chat on, I can't find it? eeek!!!!!!

Hearing Nuns confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn~Crashley the Squeaky Toy~

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Yeah what network is it on?

Location: Essex
Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 108
Posted:Um sorry to be so uninformed/ignorant , but what um is a BOT. Unless someone says otherwise I am going to assume its some computer virus thingy, cos the only other bots I know of live in the stomaches of horses and the noses of sheep.... baa

by by

I don't like living below the tropic of Capricorn..... and now I seem to be in England...... how did I get here???

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:It is basicly a very simple computer program that does some simple functions in a IRC channel for maintenance. It can op people (op's is like moderators on this board, they moderate the channel and kick people who do bad things and what not) it can do simple functions like tell you when a user was last online and it can even play games with other people in the channel. They can also be used with malice to take over a channel.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:*bump* what network is it on?

Location: Michigan, USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2002
Total posts: 107
Posted:to reach the Irc chat room via the internet just simply go to this url CHAT ROOM

And all my days are trances And all my nightly dreamsAre where thy gray eye glances And where thy footstep gleams-In what ethereal dances By what eternal streams. Edgar Allan PoeThe prophet is a fool and the religious man is fucking mad, and for the multitude of your sense and your inequity, and the great hatred......NANCY BOY


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:These bots will devour us all. aagghghhgh!!!!

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.


Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam
Member Since: 12th Dec 2002
Total posts: 564
Posted:ok I don't do web based chat. I do mIRC
This is what everyone who is asking wants to know:

The address an IP or a URL, for example:

and a Channel, but the title of this thread leads me to believe the channel is at the moment: #poi2

so someone who knows, please tell us

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.


*shiny shiny*
Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:in mIRC its an url...


and the room is #hop

hope that helps!

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go. It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Member Since: 4th Jan 2003
Total posts: 83
Posted:Thanks Sparkie.. finally got connected

Dunno if I will bother hanging there much tho.. considering the only person on the server when I connected was a bot.. and the server's highest connection count is 4..

- Honk if you love peace and quiet!

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2001
Total posts: 277
Posted:Another good IRC channel to check out is #playadelfuego on irc.elemental.org. This channel is mostly for the east-coast regional BurningMan event Playa del Fuego (www.playadelfuego.org) but of the 20-odd peeps on there now only two or three are *not* fire spinners. ;-)

BTW, be sure to introduce yourself when you join the channel.


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