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Old 03-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Arrow Miataturbo live chat via IRC!

IRC is a great way to chat. It's an old protocol, but still very popular. It'd be cool if we got a channel going for the forum. I tried starting a channel once before, but the thread got buried pretty quickly, so not many people knew about it. Maybe a mod can sticky it this time or something?

For those in the know, here's the info:
Server: irc.synirc.net
Channel: #miataturbo

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What is IRC?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message, as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.

How do I join?
You need to download an IRC client. There are many clients for nearly every operating system. The most popular client for windows is mIRC. A favorite for OS X is Colloquy. As for Linux, it is for people who enjoy pain, so it would be rude of me to make your life any easier by recommending a client. Most IRC clients are not resource intensive, so you can minimize them to the tray and let them run in the background so you don't have to log in every time.

Great, I have my client downloaded and installed, now what?
Go into the options of your particular client and choose a nickname, then enter in the server information. The server we are using is irc.synirc.net. mIRC in particular has a built in list of servers, you can simply choose "SynIRC" from the list and you will connect. Once you have connected, you need to join the channel named #miataturbo. Yes, the # is important. You can do this by going through the hand holding that your particular program does, or you can just type in /join #miataturbo in the server window.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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Sorry, I'm too busy conversing with women to know how to use irc.
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I can not use IRC at work, and any forum that has a chat program is blocked by Websense. :(
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Sorry, I'm too busy conversing with women to know how to use irc.
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I can not use IRC at work, and any forum that has a chat program is blocked by Websense. :(
mIRC is its own program. A few browers have their own IRC setup in them so you can use it like that.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:01 AM   #6
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Sorry, I'm too busy conversing with women to know how to use irc.
i met my future leggy wife on irc. we pioneered that internet datings. back in 1994 when you were still waiting for your ***** to drop.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:26 AM   #7
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I think its a good idea to have a live chat, but the forums are open to all, not everyone knows how to use IRC, and you can see all that has been discussed in the past here...
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i met my future leggy wife on irc. we pioneered that internet datings. back in 1994 when you were still waiting for your ***** to drop.
Met my wife in '92 on a BBS. People sure thought it was fucked up and weird, but it worked out ok for us (11 years married, 2 kids).
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I think its a good idea to have a live chat, but the forums are open to all, not everyone knows how to use IRC, and you can see all that has been discussed in the past here...
I'm certainly not suggesting that IRC replace the forums in any way. Many forums have supplemental IRC channels, and it would actually help things by being able to ask dumb questions like, "What thread pitch is the bolt that holds the hood latch to the bumper?" etc, without making a thread.

I'm actually surprised Hustler isn't joining, he spends enough time on here calling people ------s, he could do it ten times as much on IRC
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I'm actually surprised Hustler isn't joining, he spends enough time on here calling people ------s, he could do it ten times as much on IRC
His Cut'n'Paste e-thugging is more obvious live.
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Could be fun. Probably will check the channel later tonight...I spend too much time here while at work as is.
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Right now it's just dxo and I. There's another channel I'm in on the same server called #ai, based off a subforum of SomethingAwful. it's general car chat with a few miata owners, you guys are welcome to join there too.
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This is kinda lame. No one seems to like IRC. =P
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IRC is great. 10 years ago.
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Maybe next we can all sign up for ******* Prodigy or make an AOL chatroom.
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I miss the on board chat.
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