#dosgames IRC chat-in need of operators

General discussion for all topics related to DOS, Windows, Linux, consoles, etc. Anything to do with games.
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Post by Joris » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:56 am

If you learn me how to, I can be a channel operator too. Between 4 pm and 7 pm gmt +1 I'm always online :)

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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:46 pm

Core_12, Splodginator, nastypoisonspikes, [DGO] Joris, and Kazer0 (maybe). Anyone else want to volenteer?

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Post by Joris » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:01 pm

We should make a schedule to keep it working, and some sort of back-up system to let someone take it over when you're on vacation or whatever...

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Post by Interon » Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:27 pm

I would, but I never used IRC in my whole life and therefore I'm the absolute newbie.

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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:32 pm

Download it, go unto a network, and figure it out.

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Post by Interon » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:18 pm

OK I downloaded XiRCON 1.0B4 and connected to the Game Hippo chat. I got that much figured out. What next?

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Post by Kazer0 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:24 pm

Next, get mIRC.

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Post by x86_Game-Junkie » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:44 am

I use WinMX as well Wal, or create a group with MSN Chat.

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Post by Joris » Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:07 am

x86_Game-Junkie wrote:I use WinMX as well Wal, or create a group with MSN Chat.
The best option is to get an IRC chatroom, it's way better than WinMX and MSN Chat.

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Post by Joris » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:42 am

Emmzee, isn't it possible to install an <a href="http://www.ircreviews.org/clients/platf ... .html">IRC Client for UNIX</a> on your server and let your server host the chatroom? There can still be human ops who have an eye on it.

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Post by Dogbreath » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:53 pm

Having our own server would be a very good thing, IMO, especially given that it'd allow us to host our own bots without having to deal with IRCops elsewhere.

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Post by emmzee » Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:14 pm

Sorry, not happening :) Besides the fact that I'd have to tinker a bunch with the server, possibly screwing it up (I admit that I don't know a whole bunch besides the basics about Linux) ... there's also the problem of abuse/security associated with running an IRC server. My host expressly discourages running an IRC server for this reason and takes what they feel are necessary precautions ... From my host's AUP:
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We discourage IRC activity on the 4WebSpace network because it attracts network attacks far more than any other activity. In order to run IRC servers, bots, relays, clients, etc. you must first supply a $500 security deposit to cover costs associated with network attacks. If the server is attacked or is used to attack other hosts, 4WebSpace will keep the deposit and disconnect the server until we receive another deposit.
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Post by Interon » Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:17 pm

In that case we'll have to bum someone else's server.

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Post by Dogbreath » Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:45 pm

Damn your host... always interfering with my plots for world domination. :Angry:

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Post by Oz » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:24 pm

i'm on irc about 23.5 hours a day on average, since it's the summer holiday here. i'd be glad to help out with moderation between, say, 10am and 5pm gmt. i have a knowledge of irc (been using it for a year and a half) and my life is boring enough to warrant something to do like this.

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Post by nastypoisonspikes » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:42 am

OK so hurry up and choose a server because I'm getting bored.

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Post by diri » Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:16 am

my machine is online 24/7. got shell accounts available, for eggdrops, or can even host them on my own gentoo machine.

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Post by Dogbreath » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:29 am

Great! We finally have enough ops... tomorrow, WORLD CONQUEST!

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Post by nastypoisonspikes » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:39 am

got subtlety?

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Post by Joris » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:06 am

Any news about this yet?

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