View Full Version : Office of Fanatopian Communication (Chatroom)

Jul 10, 2006, 09:44 AM
Security Status: Caution. The channel settings reset when the last person leaves the room, which need to be reset every time the room is reoccupied. I am investigating a couple of options to remedy this.

Welcome to the Office of Fanatopian Communication. You are welcome to coffee or tea on the table to your right.

You may enter the chatroom through your favorite IRC client at:
channel: #cfc_isdg
password: cute

If you do not yet have your favorite IRC client please click the chat link in the site menu above. Enter your forum name into the nickname list and click connect. You will enter the main chatroom. once there type in, without the quotes "/join #cfc_isdg cute" and you will join our secret chatroom.

Leaking the password is treason and is punishable by feather tickling.

Current projects: Improving security by either hosting my own bot on my computer or by seeing if the Guardian bot can enable these automatically.

10 steps to setting up Trillian 3.1 Pro (but these should work for basic as well)

Right click on the trillian icon in the tray, and select prefrences.
Make sure the IRC plugin is active in the plugin menu
Go the the connection menu, and make new irc connection.
The server alias is the name you want to call the server. I just use the name of the network, which is, but you can name it whatever you wish.
Next line is the server address, which is
The next three lines various nicks and info. Just use your forum screen name for each. Also spaces are not allowed, so you will need to use an underscore _ .
Click the change button
Click Misc tab.
Check the box in the perfom buffer, and add to the following box /join #cfc_isdg whateverthecurrentpasswordis If you want to also join the main chatroom as well type in /join #cfc_isdg whateverthepasswordis;/join #civfanatics
Click connect

Jul 10, 2006, 12:01 PM
I am currently chatting with you. Thanks for setting the room up!

Jul 10, 2006, 01:47 PM
Should this be made sticky?

Jul 11, 2006, 02:23 PM
Should this be made sticky?
I'll ask for it to be when the game begins, as I've got a couple stickies/destickies myself; try to keep everything in one PM.

Jul 11, 2006, 03:14 PM
Sounds good.

Karl Townsend
Jul 11, 2006, 03:22 PM
i cant connect it keeps connecting to main chat room

Jul 11, 2006, 03:23 PM
you are going to have to give me a little time to respond, I am at work :)
(which you didn't know, so no worries)

Jul 11, 2006, 03:26 PM

'/join #cfc_isdg'

then when you get there try

/pass cute

not sure that could work, my chat knowledge is very outdated

Jul 11, 2006, 03:34 PM
the proper syntax, after you enter the main chat room, is /join #cfc_isdg cute

Jul 11, 2006, 03:40 PM
yer just i assumed he'd already tried that so was suggesting a different way :)

Jul 11, 2006, 03:56 PM
ahh. he did pop in the room for a moment however, I'll see what more information i can get when he comes back online.

Jul 11, 2006, 08:32 PM
it doesn't seem to be working for me...

Jul 11, 2006, 09:40 PM
You showed up in chat for a good two minutes. I just wasn't saying naything cuz I'm playing a game. I really need to o better about my away tags.

Jul 12, 2006, 11:09 AM
really? whenever I typed something it said I wasn't in a channel. all it said after I typed in "/join #cfc_isdg cute" was "you have left chaneel #civfantics" I'll try again now...

EDIT: it works!

Jul 12, 2006, 11:13 AM
Right, the java client only allows one chatroom open at a time, so you have to leave #civfanatics to join ours.

Karl Townsend
Jul 12, 2006, 04:00 PM
ok i got in woot but u anit there croxis

Jul 12, 2006, 04:04 PM
I am at work ay know ;)

Jul 13, 2006, 01:39 AM
All I need is to get a chat platform. I lost mIRC after a virus used it.

Jul 13, 2006, 03:06 AM
just use the java client you can get too using cfc.

Jul 13, 2006, 07:58 AM
For some reason, I have problems with the jave chat client from here.

Jul 13, 2006, 08:19 AM
We need to set up a time so that people could join and see if it works.

Jul 13, 2006, 09:24 AM
I am on most weedays. I suggest mirc, or if you would like a free option, trillian or the silverx x-xhat

Jul 13, 2006, 11:26 AM
dumb newbie question...

Since you seem to be concerned about safety of teh chat room...ever thought about settign up a fake one( or if this one is breached) and using it for propogada. Or is that considered bad form..I mean if you know someone is reading your multiplayer spoiler and playing you why not give false info.

I am not suggestign to do this ...just a question since it seems some teasm have been implicated in previous unsavory action.

Jul 13, 2006, 12:20 PM
There is really no point. The chatroom is set so that a password is needed to enter, and is made invisible so it wont show up with a /list command (listd all non-hidden rooms) and a /whois which lists what chatroom someone is in.

Jul 13, 2006, 12:25 PM
and also, if we noticed someone we dont know in there i think we could just stop talking :)

Jul 13, 2006, 12:27 PM
Not just that, the ops can kick them out of the room and ban their ip, then change the password.

Jul 13, 2006, 01:10 PM
Ok I just noticed your safe tag and was wondering why. :)

Jul 13, 2006, 02:01 PM
Its not safe safe at the moment. I will fix that asap

Jul 14, 2006, 07:35 AM
I am on most weedays. I suggest mirc, or if you would like a free option, trillian or the silverx x-xhat
I have Trillian but I can't get it to work with IRC.

Jul 14, 2006, 01:33 PM
I'm typing up directions for setting up trillian, they will be in the first post.

Jul 15, 2006, 08:32 AM
Thanks for that. Trillian now works with IRC. :woohoo:

Aug 16, 2006, 07:09 PM
From Minister's thread:

post you avalability (and timezone) in the communication thread and I'll arange a time

Not for sure what day you are talking about, or even if this is the correct thread, but I'm available Thur 8 pm to 10 pm (GMT -5) and Friday 8 am to maybe 7 pm (GMT -5). If you're talking about today (which I highly doubt) I'm available until 10 pm (GMT -5).

Aug 16, 2006, 07:37 PM
I cant nail down a time to be available. It floats day to day. Easier for me to know when to be here BUT before 5pm CDT(GMT-5?) is bettter for me.

Aug 16, 2006, 09:32 PM
Might as well post it here too:
Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -7) (GMT -8 PST), same as you croxis. I'd prefer between 10:00am and 12:00am.

Aug 17, 2006, 04:17 AM
I am GMT+8 so that throws a spanner in the works.

Aug 17, 2006, 10:40 AM
Damn Aussies. ;)

Aug 17, 2006, 07:28 PM
I thought for this chat it was officials or is just everyone invited? im not too bothered either way tbh.

Aug 17, 2006, 10:28 PM
I would say everyone's invited, but let the president/Foreign Minister do the official chatting.

Aug 17, 2006, 10:50 PM
I am GMT+8 so that throws a spanner in the works.

GMT +10 is better! ;)

Aug 18, 2006, 12:52 AM
Only just, azza, 8am is still a bit early for me...zzzzzzz ;)

Aug 18, 2006, 10:44 AM
So you must be a Kiwi then.