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Hello all,

I've decided to bring back the IRC server for BA. Bear in mind I'm an IRC n00b so I'm still getting to grips with how it works, getting OP's working to the right people etc.

You can login using the website domain name and port 6667. We are chatting in #betas.

URL: betaarchive.co.uk
PORT: 6667
CHANNEL: #betas

I hope to see you all there.

<s>Just so you know the port number is temporary until the datacenter gives me access to my control panel to unblock port 6667. Their control panel is a bit broken and won't let me unblock it at the present moment.</s>

NOTE: Please use your forum nickname when on the IRC. It makes life much easier.

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Can you install an PHP IRC script on the website? There are many.

EDIT: May I consider making my own using Internet Direct?
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RichardGatinho wrote:Can you install an PHP IRC script on the website? There are many.
Maybe in the future when its all working but not right now. There are plenty of usable clients out there. mIRC to name one.

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Andy wrote:
Maybe in the future when its all working but not right now. There are plenty of usable clients out there. mIRC to name one.
Though a CGI-IRC client would be good for people who are behind firewalls at school or work who can't get to IRC...
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pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
Andy wrote:
Maybe in the future when its all working but not right now. There are plenty of usable clients out there. mIRC to name one.
Though a CGI-IRC client would be good for people who are behind firewalls at school or work who can't get to IRC...
...and it only works if the server uses Linux.

Just use www.ircatwork.com.

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Linux or windows, if the server has CGI support, it will work.

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Only if the CGI use standart API.
And CGI::IRC use a lot of *nix API.
CGI::IRC's FAQ wrote: Does CGI:IRC work on Windows?
It hasn't been designed to work on windows natively (eg: Activeperl with IIS or Apache) due to use of unix domain sockets. Running apache and perl under the environment provided by cygwin is reported to work. This is only required of the server - nearly any web browser on nearly operating system should work as a client.

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Good choice, happy_dude. I'm logging on it now, first web-based IRC client I found.

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Kichimi's bots broken...its kicking everyone

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happy dude wrote:Kichimi's bots broken...its kicking everyone
Gah, i leave that stupid bot for 8 hours and its already misbehaving?

Its all fixed now anyway... >.>
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Post by happy dude »

[23:42] <happydude> well this is fun
[23:43] <Ki> yup
[23:43] <Ki> hmm
[23:43] <Ki> why isnt anyone joining?
[23:43] <happydude> not everyone likes irc
[23:43] <Ki> why
[23:43] <Ki> whats there NOT to like about irc

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kichimi wrote:
happy dude wrote:Kichimi's bots broken...its kicking everyone
Gah, i leave that stupid bot for 8 hours and its already misbehaving?

Its all fixed now anyway... >.>
Nice to know that you can fix it
it was rather annoying

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*ignores happy dudes post *
Neological wrote:
kichimi wrote:
happy dude wrote:Kichimi's bots broken...its kicking everyone
Gah, i leave that stupid bot for 8 hours and its already misbehaving?

Its all fixed now anyway... >.>
Nice to know that you can fix it
it was rather annoying
It turned out to be a space in the text file it reads, so i got it to ignore anything under 3 characters long, fixed it . It just took a while coz i was sleeping...
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Port 6667 is now enabled

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IRCXpro? lol.

Especially since it's a cracked version.

If you can't configure Unreal, you shouldn't be running an IRCD.
lol, internet

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Post by Andy »

Koptor wrote:IRCXpro? lol.

Especially since it's a cracked version.

If you can't configure Unreal, you shouldn't be running an IRCD.
When will you learn that anything you say nobody cares about? Its IRC. It works. End of.

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IRCXpro? I've never heard of it!

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Post by Andy »

IRC is dead guys, whats happening! Get yourself on it

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Am I the official hermit of #betas?

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People are back on the IRC Channel yet?

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Post by Andy »

IRC took off for a week or so then died again. The server is still running however.

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Post by OG »

Why not start a channel on an established irc network like irc.p2p-network.net. All the services are already available and someone else gets to deal with the network maintanance. You just have to maintain the channel. Not only that, but you'll get the casual passerby who might stop and idle (plus persistant lurkers like me ) and curiosity may generate some site traffic and generate new members. Having your own server is all very well and good, but why reinvent the wheel?

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Post by Andy »

We have our own server so we maintain it, we add on what we want, and we don't get noobs coming along and doing damage. Its here for BA members, not for any tom, [censored] and harry.

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Andy wrote:any tom, [censored] and harry
Lol. Andy got caught by his own word filter xD

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hounsell wrote:
Andy wrote:any tom, [censored] and harry
Lol. Andy got caught by his own word filter xD
I knew it would do it, but its a common phrase so who cares. If you can't work out what the word is then you're a noob

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