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Offline furry blue fox

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Chatrooms
« on: March 12, 2008, 05:42:50 pm »
Would there be anyway that FT could support a chatroom?
maybe hold 40 people, I think that having this would be totally awesome! And then what about I.M.? This would be sooo uberly cool! :lol-fox:

(Felix I have previously asked if there was any possibility for email but not for a chatroom or I.M.)
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 06:03:18 pm »
Chat room - We already have an IRC channel, and a Teamspeak channel for voice chat, so I don't think we'll be adding a chat room in addition to that.  We will be re-adding a Java applet to connect to the IRC channel, though, so people can use it from the website.

IM - The problem with an IM service is that most people don't want to switch to something new, as Google and LJ found out.  They've had to literally force people to use the system in some form to get a worthwhile number of users on it, and people still hardly use it.  Additionally, most folks already have at least one IM service of choice that all their friends use, and are reluctant to add a new one.

Now, that said, I would like to add some bells and whistles to the private message system here, to make it easier to use, but that's probably a summer project.

And yes, email is still in the works, we're working on getting the details figured out.
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 08:40:59 am »
Isn't an IRC channel a chatroom?

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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 11:02:15 am »
I presume FBF was referring to the old-style chatrooms that were exclusively web-based.
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 03:35:46 pm »
I cant get to IRC. I go to the website but then what? your prompted to put in a password but theres no place to register so I'm not sure what to do.
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 08:23:23 pm »
Just don't fill in a password, it's not required.

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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008, 07:45:36 am »
Blah, we had an IRC tutorial somewhere...I'll dig it out.

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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 08:43:37 am »
Does anyone even use the IRC channel?
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008, 08:19:14 pm »
I don't, but that's more because of my dislike of Furnet than of the channel.

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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 10:16:29 pm »
haven't in ages, bt there was usually about 10 people on at any given time
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2008, 12:00:46 am »
That's if I can ever figure out how to get on the channel.
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 01:47:33 am »
If you use firefox, check out the chatzilla plug in
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 03:20:41 am »
Awesome, all look into it. Thanks ^^,
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2008, 05:00:42 pm »
Are there enough Skype Users on here to start a massive skype chat room?
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2008, 04:42:35 am »
I use skype.
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2008, 01:30:22 pm »
i have a skype, but it seems to hate my guts right now.

on the topic of the IRC, i hang out on there alot. There are a decent amount of active users and occasionally some trolls or someone who can't read the PG-13 in the topic.

Err... here is a basic tutorial to using the IRC if Eddy hasn't found the old one yet

1.)Download a IRC client like Chatzilla, X-chat, or hydraIRC to name a few, then lanch it
2.)You should now see a empty (or in some cases filled with a help messages) chat window and a test entry box at the bottom of the screen.
3.) Type "/attach irc.furnet.org" (without the quotes), if you did this right the welcome message should start flooding the chat window
4.) Type "/nick" (no quotes) followed by the name you wish to go by, if you did this right you should get the message "oldname is now known as newname." where oldname was the name you originally had and newname is what you typed after "/nick"
5.) Type "/join #furryteens" (again without the quotes), if you did this right it should display the topic
6.) Don't act like a troll and keep it PG-13, Taris is cracking down on the people who don't follow the rules. Just behave and you will not get a Perma-ban from the channel. Also do not say things like "y*** in h***, f******" (you all know what I mean) because i believe the server will disconnect you from all the channels you are in for that. Oh and be sure to look up your ISP's rules for IRC uses, last thing you need is to lose your internet because you opened one too many channels and voided your contract.
7.) To register your nick so no one can take it type "/msg nickserv register password email" (no quotes) and replacing "password" with the password you want and "email" with your e-mail address (make sure your nick is what you want it to before you register it). you will get your validation code in your e-mail within less then 24-hour i believe, it should come with instructions on how to verify.
8.) once you have registered and validated your nick use "/msg nickserv identify password" (no qoutes) with "password" being the password you choose (be sure you have you nick as the one you register or else this step will fail).
9.) Rules for using IRC.furnet.org can be found at http://www.furnet.org . I'm "linkthegamer" (without the quotes... duh) on the IRC

well hope that helps cya. :fox-:P:
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2008, 03:44:12 pm »
Ahh, see well I didnt know you had to downloads something(chatzilla) to be able to use it, and since I cant download, I cant chat. Grrr...
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008, 06:49:43 pm »
You can request for CGI:IRC access on the furnet website I believe, but that's complicatedish.

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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2008, 05:06:47 pm »
Meh doeshnt like complicatish... :(
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Re: Chatrooms
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2008, 05:39:27 pm »
Or actually.

http://irc.netsplit.de/webchat/?net=FurNet

Channel is #furryteens (include numbersign)
Use whatever name you want, no spaces.

Should work. I think.