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An IRC Channel For Techpowerup.Com?

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by Chrysalid, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Chrysalid New Member

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    I'm not sure if there already is a channel but here's my idea.

    I've noticed there seems to be people with excellent knowledge of hardware and software here, therefore I suggest that we make up an IRC channel for this community. There is nothing wrong with the forum and they're good too but I myself think it would be more convenient talking in real-time, on IRC.

    So, if anyone is up for this notify me.

    -- Chrysalid
     
  2. Anarion New Member

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    imho, there r just, few ppl whom can use (htw) irc , nowadays... it remind me of meanin of "vintage" with duo all respect ...
     
  3. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    It has been discussed internally, if there are enough people that would actually use it it could be interesting, though I doubt many people will use it.

    There could always be a java client for people who don't know how IRC works, that's not the problem.

    Convince us that people will use it and it might be considered, don't pin me down on that though, it's W1zzards choice eventually.
     
  4. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    i'd love to see some sort of chat going .. the problem with irc is as, the previous posters already pointed out, the number of users who know how to use it.
     
  5. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Java IRC applet W1z, automagically logs in to the right channel. Should be easy to use for everyone, yes even women. (no offense intended)
     
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    i guess its a good idea lets see how the people accept the channel
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    any suggestions which irc network we should use and why?
     
  8. spectre440 New Member

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    can't really suggest anything in particular...
    but i'm all for the idea.
    i still use irc for chatting with people...

    call me old school... ;)
     
  9. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    No clue, my eve-online corp used coldfront, though I have no clue if it would enjoy a real load.
    How about running our own IRC server on the backup server and set some idle limit to reduce users if needed.
    Then again I've read you shouldn't underestimate the bandwidth an IRC server could waste.
     
  10. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    cant run any irc services on our servers .. its against the planet's tos .. for a reason .. irc = magnet for all ddos, dos, script kiddie, hacker, idiot
     
  11. Anarion New Member

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    1. use a restricted channel
    2. only for within users
    3. disable every upload download etc...4 bandwidth prob
    4. use a super huge big irc network for matter of which net ...
    5.i dunno well tos of planet but afa i remember there were someways
    6. jerks always exist ru sure ww is a better place
    7.y didn't use an irc server ! & just play as portal (i don't understand u guys)
    8.if it come to chat y don't use a yahoo chat room for this, there billoin anonym yahoo servers 7/24 always ready to service
    9. irc is safe from when it become ddos land ! btw easiet way on the cyber world to ping some one & viewin evertin least is IP is on irc then y u say somtin like this(leak of management & security).
     
  12. ZZfoxELITE New Member

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    I think an irc channel would be a great idea, and you don't have to host your own network, just use a channel on slashnet or something, obviously you could decide what network you used yourself. :rolleyes:

    There are loads of advantages, and people can chat in the channel anyway, as well as getting help from members nearly instantly. At least you could try the idea out on a network for free or something to help you decide?
     
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    lol make your own that is just yours i know that it is a lot of work but it would be cool
    thats my 2 cents
     
  14. ZZfoxELITE New Member

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    Although making his own network would seem like a good idea at first, he can't, because he'd be violating his hosting's ToS (i think) and the bandwidth costs would be a lot, when he could just use a free network instead, and just get some people to keep the channel alive, i mean, im sure if you asked, you couold find some willing operators for the channel.
     
  15. W1zzard

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    channel started ...

    efnet.. channel #techPowerUp
     
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