SEN IRC
Aug 3 2011, 4:19 am
By: Sacrieur  

Aug 3 2011, 4:19 am Sacrieur Post #1

Still Napping

With all the activity happening in the shoutbox, and my previous experience with IRC, I decided to setup one such IRC for SEN.

What is IRC?
It stands for Internet Relay Chat. This basically means chat happens in real time on your computer, it doesn't need to refresh itself to check for new messages or anything of the sort.

Why IRC?
It's more flexible and easier to use than a shout box, for one. It also has dozens more features, and can exist independently from your web browser in it's own self-contained, light-weight program.

If you're already familiar with IRC then here is what you need to connect:


Server: Rizon
Channel: #StarEdit


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Don't know what you're doing? Relax, there are several ways to connect to an IRC chatroom, either through your web browser or through an independent program. I'll walk through both of these options here.


IRC Basics


IRC isn't p2p; instead, users connect to a server. This server then hosts individual channels that users may join. This means, naturally, that it is impossible to join a channel on another server if there is no connection to that server. So the first step is to connect to the server, THEN connect to the channels.

There are a variety of servers available. Among the more prominent are Rizon, freenode, and efnet

There are as many different channels as you would like in every server. They come in the format #<name>; for example, #SEN would be a channel.


Connecting through a Web Browser
Most prominent servers have web pages that allow you to directly connect with channels on their server. These can be found on their websites, usually under a "chat" link. While easy to use and requiring no time to set up, it doesn't typically allow for more advanced features like p2p file sharing.


Connecting through an IRC Client
There are clients that have some very nifty features, and they can be lightweight or more feature packed. Here is a list. I recommend the more mainstream and popular clients like ChatZilla, mibbit, and mIRC.


Rizon Specific Info -- Incomplete


Post has been edited 2 time(s), last time on Aug 3 2012, 10:03 pm by Sacrieur.



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Aug 3 2011, 6:15 am dumbducky Post #2



Shoutbox pro: it's right there and everyone can see it.



tits

Aug 3 2011, 6:25 am TiKels Post #3



Hey you know, why don't we ditch the shoutbox and have an IRC integration on SEN?



"If a topic that clearly interest noone needs to be closed to underline the "we don't want this here" message, is up to debate."

-NudeRaider

Aug 3 2011, 6:41 am dumbducky Post #4



I'd be down with that. But if I have to fire up a different website just to see what random musings are flying through the ether, then I'm not going to bother. I have a feeling everyone but the folks with always on IRC clients will do the same.



tits

Aug 3 2011, 7:29 am DevliN Post #5

OVERWATCH STATUS GO

Quote from TiKels
Hey you know, why don't we ditch the shoutbox and have an IRC integration on SEN?
Its funny how many times this has been suggested. I think the main reason we went against it is because we have the shoutbox and the mapnight chatroom already.

Perhaps in the future SEN version we can come back to considering it, but in the meantime this is a change that wont likely happen.



\:devlin\: Currently Working On: \:devlin\:
My Overwatch addiction.

Aug 3 2011, 10:42 am Ahli Post #6

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

shoutbox > irc
dont force me to have another tab open all day ;D




Aug 3 2011, 4:04 pm Sacrieur Post #7

Still Napping

Quote from dumbducky
Shoutbox pro: it's right there and everyone can see it.

Yes, but hardly a good trade considering its limitations.


Quote from DevliN
Quote from TiKels
Hey you know, why don't we ditch the shoutbox and have an IRC integration on SEN?
Its funny how many times this has been suggested. I think the main reason we went against it is because we have the shoutbox and the mapnight chatroom already.

Perhaps in the future SEN version we can come back to considering it, but in the meantime this is a change that wont likely happen.

The shoutbox is inefficient for the current chat volume. I'll see what I can do to push integration.


Quote from Ahli
shoutbox > irc
dont force me to have another tab open all day ;D

Install an independent program. But I can see how people don't like change.



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Aug 3 2011, 4:46 pm dumbducky Post #8



Nobody except the people who already run their IRC clients all day cares enough to install an IRC client so they can talk to people on SEN. The shoutbox will be greatly marginalized if it is replaced with IRC because no one cares enough to switch over, not because everyone hates change.



tits

Aug 3 2011, 4:48 pm Aristocrat Post #9



Oh trust me, I tried to start #SEN on quakenet before. It ended with Centreri and devilesk going on and harassing everyone to no end under anonymous usernames.



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Aug 3 2011, 4:55 pm Dem0n Post #10

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Shoutbox is so buggy though. Takes like 5 seconds to refresh, and my messages don't go through all the time. >_>




Aug 3 2011, 5:05 pm Sacrieur Post #11

Still Napping

Quote from Aristocrat
Oh trust me, I tried to start #SEN on quakenet before. It ended with Centreri and devilesk going on and harassing everyone to no end under anonymous usernames.

lol, we'll just have to setup good moderation



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Aug 3 2011, 5:12 pm NicholasBeige Post #12



Quote from Sacrieur
Quote from Aristocrat
Oh trust me, I tried to start #SEN on quakenet before. It ended with Centreri and devilesk going on and harassing everyone to no end under anonymous usernames.

lol, we'll just have to setup good moderation
lol You'll have to find good moderators first :awesome:



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Aug 3 2011, 5:14 pm Sacrieur Post #13

Still Napping

Quote from name:Cardinal
Quote from Sacrieur
Quote from Aristocrat
Oh trust me, I tried to start #SEN on quakenet before. It ended with Centreri and devilesk going on and harassing everyone to no end under anonymous usernames.

lol, we'll just have to setup good moderation
lol You'll have to find good moderators first :awesome:

Aristocrat, Tikels, Myself, Devlin.
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If that fails then we'll have to mute everyone that doesn't have voice status.



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Aug 3 2011, 5:39 pm Aristocrat Post #14



Quote from Sacrieur
If that fails then we'll have to mute everyone that doesn't have voice status.

#teamliquid when streams are going on.



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Aug 3 2011, 6:36 pm The Starport Post #15



Using IRC for the shoutbox is like using virtualization to play Starcraft. I'll leave it at that.

lern 2 AJAX.



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Aug 3 2011, 7:24 pm Sacrieur Post #16

Still Napping

Quote from name:Tuxedo-Templar
Using IRC for the shoutbox is like using virtualization to play Starcraft. I'll leave it at that.

lern 2 AJAX.

Ajax typically is used to IRC built into web pages.



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Aug 3 2011, 8:04 pm Dem0n Post #17

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Quote from Sacrieur
Aristocrat, Tikels, Myself, Devlin..
LOL YOU'RE MAKING TIKELS A MOD ON THAT?!

I'm not going on there anytime soon. :crazy:




Aug 3 2011, 8:14 pm Sacrieur Post #18

Still Napping

Quote from name:Dem0nS1ayer
Quote from Sacrieur
Aristocrat, Tikels, Myself, Devlin..
LOL YOU'RE MAKING TIKELS A MOD ON THAT?!

I'm not going on there anytime soon. :crazy:

I haven't known Tikels to be the type to abuse power.



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Aug 3 2011, 9:10 pm TiKels Post #19



Quote from Sacrieur
[quote=name:Sacrieur]Aristocrat, TiKels, Myself, Devlin.
Aww <3



"If a topic that clearly interest noone needs to be closed to underline the "we don't want this here" message, is up to debate."

-NudeRaider

Aug 3 2011, 9:13 pm Aristocrat Post #20



Quote from Sacrieur
Quote from name:Dem0nS1ayer
Quote from Sacrieur
Aristocrat, Tikels, Myself, Devlin..
LOL YOU'RE MAKING TIKELS A MOD ON THAT?!

I'm not going on there anytime soon. :crazy:

I haven't known Tikels to be the type to abuse power.
inb4

/mode #SEN +b *!*sacrieur@*
/mode #SEN +b *!*aristocrat@*
/mode #SEN +b *!*devlin@*
/msg #SEN GUFFAY GUFFAY POWER ABUSE



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