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Permalink IRC Chat Instructions for ChatZilla

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Ok, until I can get a Wiki going, I'll use the forums. So you want to chat with fellow SG101'ers in our new IRC server? Well, you need an IRC client program. There are dozens of these things floating around, but here I will describe how to get set up with ChatZilla. The reason I picked it is because it is a FireFox add-on, and I know Firefox exists for both Mac and PC users. I would imagine that you should be able to figure out another IRC client from these instructions also.

Okay, to start, visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16
Click the "Install Now" button. It should download and install. You will then be prompted to restart your browser. Do it!

Now you can fire up ChatZilla after restarting your browser by going to the Firefox Tools menu and selecting ChatZilla. You should see something like this:

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In the bottom text box, type the following command exactly as shown. Yes, you need that first forward slash!!!

/server irc.surfguitar101.com 6667 morereverb

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Hit return, and then you should connect and see something like this:

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Now use the button to the left of where you typed that command to change your IRC nickname. Type your SG101 username here.

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Now you need to "change channels". In the ChatZilla menu, pick IRC / Join Channel.

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Select the ShallowEnd Channel. Then you should be in the chat room!

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Now right click on the URL irc://irc.surfguitar101.com/ShallowEnd,needpass at the top of the window and select "Open This Channel At Startup".

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Now you should be all set. In the future when you launch ChatZilla it will automatically try to connect and prompt you for the password. The password is currently morereverb.

Comments welcome.

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Shocked

um yeah I understood all of that.
Rolling Eyes

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Well if you need help let me know Jeff. So far I've talked to HBKahuna, Ryan, Danny, and verbaddict. I'm sure we can get you going BTD!!!

Site dude - S3 Agent #202
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"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

ok thanks,
when I try, I'll ask my brother to watch over my shoulder,
but I'll ask for help if I need it.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Jeff(bigtikidude)

For some reason I can't change my name. It keeps saying: ShaunNecro erroneous nickname.

edit:

Nevermind, I got it to work.

edit edit:

Ok, for some reason it won't let me use my full name. Is it alright if I'm just Shaun?

I am super sweet
www.myspace.com/thetremblors

Last edited: Feb 28, 2008 21:54:16

Yeah, sorry about that. Currently the nickname length can't be more than 9 letters. I will change that tonight, so it should not be a problem tomorrow.

Site dude - S3 Agent #202
Need help with the site? SG101 FAQ - Send me a private message - Email me

"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

The limit is 9 characters for a nickname atm

Brian
Yeah, sorry about that. Currently the nickname length can't be more than 9 letters. I will change that tonight, so it should not be a problem tomorrow.

Damn my 10 letter nickname...

I am super sweet
www.myspace.com/thetremblors

I'm already liking this new "chat room" thing. It's like that show where everybody knows your name, except George Wendt isn't there.... That guy creeps me out.

I am super sweet
www.myspace.com/thetremblors

Wow, that was actually a lot of fun! Hope more people try it out.

Site dude - S3 Agent #202
Need help with the site? SG101 FAQ - Send me a private message - Email me

"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

Yep, the chat is great. Thanks for hooking that up Brian. Yet another reason why I can't get any work done Laughing

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I enjoyed that very much, add it to the list of things that take up my spare time.

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I did it!
And no one is here.

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it works for me!

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I did it!
And no one is here.

Same here. But it works!

-Warren

That was excessively violent and completely unnecessary. I loved it.

Well, I've been on the IRC channel a few times, whether it's lunchtime (USA west coast) or later evening (USA west coast) and no-one's there..

...Anyway, I'll keep checking.. and DO be aware folks, IRC can become seriously habit-forming Smile I started on IRC back in '93 or so and although I haven't done much recently, it resulted in 4 trips to the USA to visit my IRC friends over 4 years Smile

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I was in for a sec but no one there. 22:45 CET+1

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mann i sure am glad i suggested the chat rooom! im going to install the thign and hopefully make it work! Whhhooooo !

-Zanti

Hey! It works great - here's a transcript of my first conversation:

"=== bot: member of #ShallowEnd
=== bot: idle for 1 day, 15 hours, 52 minutes, 44 seconds (on since Friday, 23 May 2008 3:00:48 AM)
--- End of WHOIS information for bot.
<oestmann> hello bot
<oestmann> why won't u talk?
<oestmann> did I offend u?"

Cool, hey?! Thumbs Up

Tim O
oestmann guitar

tunes

clips

Try this next time:

bot: yow

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