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#nes, the NESer Chatroom!

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Lord_Iggy, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    What is #nes?

    #nes is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel, where members of our community can meet to talk about... just about anything.

    Currently, we are to be found at warrensofthought.com, on channel #nes.

    If that channel is ever down, then we can be found on our backup, at irc.synirc.net, on the same channel.

    How can I join #nes?

    There are several ways to join an IRC channel.

    The easiest way to join is through a browser-based client, such as Mibbit. Simply click on this link, press the server button, and then fill out the empty spaces with the following:

    Server: warrensofthought.com

    Nick: [your user name]

    Channel: #nes

    Alternatively, you could use a different client. I use IceChat, but there are many, many alternatives, including but not limited to mIRC, XChat, and ChatZilla. ChiefDesigner recommends KiwiIrc.

    What should I do when I join #nes?

    Well, talk of course. :p It is also a good idea to register your name with the server, so that you can get automatically voiced, and so that you can prevent other people from stealing your name and impersonating you.

    How do I do that?

    To register, simply type the following:

    /ns register [password] [email address]

    You will receive an email with a code. Simply copy this code into chat, and you will be registered. Now, whenever you want to identify yourself, you can type:

    /ns identify [password]

    If you have autovoice, this will automatically give you voice.

    What's that line at the top of the chatroom?

    That is the topic. If you have a funny quote, or an interesting link, or anything of the sort to share with #nes, then you can type:

    /topic [topic]

    I am having trouble connecting to #nes! Help!

    That is what this thread is for. State your difficulties here, and we'll do our best to help you sort them out.
     
  2. Crezth

    Crezth Gaslight-Punk

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    If you find trouble connecting to the server using the above address, try connecting to this IP: 54.252.92.148
     
  3. ChiefDesigner

    ChiefDesigner Sunset Emperor

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    I find Mibbit to have intrusive, malware-downloading ads; I have switched entirely to KiwiIRC (http://www.kiwiirc.com) for my Web-based IRC client.
     
  4. Hightower

    Hightower Chieftain

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    How do we get Autovoice?
     
  5. spryllino

    spryllino Chieftain

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    You register, as described in the OP, and then ask Iggy to autovoice you.
     
  6. Tsoate

    Tsoate Chieftain

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    Does voice actually do anything?
     
  7. spryllino

    spryllino Chieftain

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    It's a politeness thing more than anything else, really.
     
  8. Arrow Gamer

    Arrow Gamer America's Dictator

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    No. It's just a tradition.

    It only really has an effect in chats where only those voiced can speak.
     
  9. Symphony D.

    Symphony D. Chieftain

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    No longer accurate; grants topic privileges.
     
  10. Dachs

    Dachs Lord Baldemort

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    As of thirty minutes ago.
     
  11. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Link.

    Yeah, it is good he's still okay. Now we decide if we want to stick with our new server, or return to warrensofthought.
     
  12. Arrow Gamer

    Arrow Gamer America's Dictator

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    I'd like Warrensofthought.com

    I can use my regular nick there (for some reason it doesn't work at the new server), and it's got a sense of familiarity.
     
  13. Hightower

    Hightower Chieftain

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    Is Warrensofthought having connection problems again? I can't get on this evening.
     
  14. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    No, there are 20 people in the room, and it's pretty active.
     
  15. Hightower

    Hightower Chieftain

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    Huh. Working now. Got connection errors for about twenty minutes.
     
  16. Frozen In Ice

    Frozen In Ice Chieftain

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    I just got "No more connections allowed from your host via this connect class (local)" as an error. Anyone know how to fix that?
     
  17. Arrow Gamer

    Arrow Gamer America's Dictator

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    I find that repeatedly trying works surprisingly well.
     
  18. ChiefDesigner

    ChiefDesigner Sunset Emperor

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    Server's down and unpingable for me...
     
  19. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Is mibbit down for anyone else?
     
  20. dasemay

    dasemay Chieftain

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    Is Mibbit down? or is it just me?
     

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