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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Okay, here's the deal.

I know there are other threads about hop chats, but they're pretty much all people asking about it and nothing about people telling it, so I'm hoping to pump it up a little bit and get a few more people in there. Right now there are only about 3-4 people who sit in there, mostly idle through the day, and we have very little in terms of new faces to talk to. Right now there are over 120 people looking at the HoP forums, if we could just get a small chunk of those people into chat it would become a much livelier place. Plus it is a great way to actually talk with someone outside of static messages on a forum.

There are really a couple ways to get to the hop chat. There are also actually a couple different rooms right now created specifically for HoP and spinning but I'll get into that later. If you're just looking to chat every once in awhile the web relay that is up through this site is great (many thanks to flid). It's not always up though, and can be a fickle creature at times and is limited to the one room. However, if you want to check it out and the relay is not up, there is a solution!

GET mIRC! (or any IRC client for that matter)

http://www.mirc.com/get.html
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Now if you have no idea what IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is, think multiplayer notepad wink It is a very 'simple' chat program, that has been around for a long time, and has an incredibly massive community with literally hundreds of servers, and thousands of different chatrooms with literally hundreds of thousands of users.

While the program itself is relatively simple, it can be confusing for non-computer savy individuals, so I thought I would give a bit of a tutorial on how to get yourself into chat.

Once you have mIRC installed, when you open it the IRC Options window should automatically pop up, where you need to fill out certain details like your nickname, and alternate nick (incase the one you pick is already taken)


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At that point, on the left hand side you'll want to click where it says 'Servers' to take you to the server menu. In the IRC Server dropdown menu, you'll want to find the listing 'Newnet: Random Server' There are other ways to get there that are more stable, but this is the easiest. Once that is done, click the 'Connect To Server' button.


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At that point it will open up a server window while it connects to the server. Give it a few seconds, to let it establish. Eventually it will spew out a long string of text, since you're connecting to a random server in the 'Newnet' network, the intro text might not always be the same, but you'll know what it is when it happens. Once that is finished you're connected to the server, but still not in the chat room. At this point you'll have to tell the server your first command which I've high-lighted in an ever so stylish orange color. That command is very simple.

/join #homeofpoi


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That in turn will open up another window, which is the actual chat room. From there anyone active should be able to talk to you and help you out with any other issues you have with IRC. I can help address anything in here if you guys have questions, but I didn't want to dominate this thread with the tutorial.

I just know that the HoP chat used to be much more active, and it was a wonderful resource for me when I was first learning to spin a few years ago and I feel bad to see it wither as it has. I would love to see it return to its former glory, and with the growth of HOP I'm sure we could easily surpass that. I'm hoping it is mostly due to people simply not knowing about it rather than not wanting to or being able to.

I hope to see more people popping in


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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:It confuses me.... lol

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Good work - I think the IRC needs more people in it - It's never had anyone there when I've been in before.

Just a note - mIRC wont work if you're behind a firewall that blocks port 6665-6669 (I think). In other words, if you're at work and you have a firewall.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:I'm there, and you know it!

...because we're talking right now...

...on IRC...

Whoa....

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~ Bobo


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Could some kind mod sticky this please? I reckon its really quite useful smile

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Loki_the_trickster
Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire
Member Since: 1st Feb 2006
Total posts: 1266
Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrinThanks Lurch!!!!! I've been confused by irc and honestly alittle afraid of it redface
but that tutorial explained it so well I'm going to give it a try!!!!!
Thanks again!!!! hug biggrin


My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:Without sounding like a complete bongle mong, but cant I just use the chat thing provided... or did you explain that in all the intimidating text up there? ^ smile

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:The chat thing provided isn't always up and working Asena, and it is a web based relay for the chatroom in IRC. I hope all that writing wasn't too intimidating, tried to make it as nice as possible with all the pretty pictures and everything shrug

IRC is a little confusing to set up, but once its done it's easy. If anyone has questions/problems about it feel free to PM me about it and I'll do everything I can.


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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:but i wanna choose more than one option! i'm trying this fandagled craziness but i still do like webrelay :P i even have my own purrty color for my name biggrin (thanks flid!)

but fankees lurchie for the directions. definately helps oodles.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:*playfully pushes pounce into jello and starts wrestling wink

lurchhhhhhhhhhhhh join us! biggrin


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:i was just there and it's empty..

You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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clarence_quack
clarence_quack

QuackerJack
Location: over your left shoulder
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2005
Total posts: 1927
Posted:i just got on.. still empty. maybe I just scare everyone away???

Nutella Brigade Unite!

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Again, like I said, the web relay doesn't always work... Like right now, flid's relay bot is down which means there is no connection to the IRC server. Which means no chatting unless you're on IRC..

Sad but true frown


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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:ooh yes it's not so scary as one would think. i tried irc and it's actually going quite well. although i do miss my preeeety colors. that and everyone is picking on me for my blue text frown



*wrestles kael*


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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shoshanah
shoshanah

enthusiast
Location: london
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:i went on last night n there were a fue people on but today i was all lonely its not hard to work n i will be poping in agen

life is what you make it and what you want it to be

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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:*dances about in chat*

~ Bobo


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fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:hmm, the mIRC I have is set up for scoutlink, and I can't connect to any other servers... here we are, my other mIRC, in which I CAN use the HoP chat.

w00t! there's people!


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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Well... that upped popularity for about a week, now it's dead again and has been for a few days..

As great as the web relay is, it's useless when it's down, and it's down quite a bit. I wish more people would get IRC, we have a massive community on the boards here and I know of many much smaller ones with a far heavier presence in IRC.


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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:It is #homeofpoi or #hopchat?

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Both, #hopchat is one that elanna started since #homeofpoi dwindled to nothing.. Thanks for pointing that out though I should tweak my sig

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Shouldn't you stick to one? It's only goin gto confuse people if there are two... I'm now going in to #homeofpoi every time i open up gaim, but thats not all that often!

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:True true, I just took the other one out of my sig.. I'd say that would hopefully draw more people in but they don't come to either tongue

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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:umm, I know I found this out the other day, but how do I have 2 networks open at once?

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:In the first picture at the top of this thread. The option window where you are picking your network you need to have the 'new server window' box checked

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:maybe I wasn't clear.

I was mIRC for a scout chat, called Scoutlink, which has it's own network. How do I connect to both Scoutlink and newnet at the same time?

It is possible, I did it the other day, but can't remember what to type in



here we go, need to type in /server -m new.server.name replacing new.server.name with whatever server I want to use

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:*bump*
Chatroom is still open.... hug hug hug


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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RicheeII
RicheeII

member

Member Since: 1st Nov 2007
Total posts: 37
Posted:Message from there: Go recruit people!



Who's the sysop?



(Ellana),



:R


BINARY DIVISION

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:got IRC, will chat

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ACT
ACT

enthusiast
Location: I am in a world you do not wan...
Member Since: 8th Nov 2007
Total posts: 318
Posted:So does anyone use this? no one is ever there when I peek in

Don't hate me because I am different, hate me because I still think I am better then you!

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ACT
ACT

enthusiast
Location: I am in a world you do not wan...
Member Since: 8th Nov 2007
Total posts: 318
Posted:So when do you all plan on getting on mIRC???? Hmmmmmm

Don't hate me because I am different, hate me because I still think I am better then you!

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PavlovsDog
member
Location: Fareham
Member Since: 14th Jul 2008
Total posts: 43
Posted:irc.newnet.net
#homeofpoi

...is still open. Am I the only person, bar 14 year olds and crazy people, that even has an IRC client open anymore?


No philosophical signatures for me. I hate those things. But I do like biscuits.

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