IRC channel

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions' started by linutzy, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. linutzy

    linutzy New Member

    I figure there are enough peeps that come here, it really wouldn't hurt to have
  2. linuxfast

    linuxfast New Member

    No replys to this one ? :confused:

    IRC channel would be cool. If it's a matter of finding a server, I am willing to let mine be used.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I'm not a big fan of chats (and instant messaging) - prevents me from doing my work... :(
  4. Spum

    Spum New Member

    i made one; #ISPconfig :)
  5. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    oldish topic but any
    IRC channel is good and also bad

    good when you need a live help on a problem when its could be one of many things or trying to work out a problem

    but bad:
    but than someone else has the same problem .. and they cant find out the info on how to fix that problem ....

    so they give up

    here an example:

    someone else worked out how to get vmware workstation on FC6 but it was in an IRC room : i come alone looking for info on forums on how to do it myself
    cant find it
    give up ... and go back to what i know best ...

    and thats windows desktop OS

    here another one
    the IRC howto
    i had a lot of problems at times i had email help form craz1 ... what i do when i habe a problem i just him .. via email or his irc room .. for help :)
    when he was there it was live help
    and able to get a problem fix in mins vs hours of waiting and replying

    and same with the services server i had problems getting that to build .

    so the irc has its good and bad points ..
  6. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Why dont you keep logs of the IRC talk, and make it public, so if a person wants to find information on a certain topic, all hed have to do is search for it. Crtl + F.
  7. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    than the qus is
    a. how is going to host it
    b. whos is going to admin / mod the network
    c. how can you make sure user XX on the forum is user xx on irc ...
  8. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    My opinion

    Info given via a chat session is nice but not so effective.
    Info provided via the Howtoforge forums is much more effective:

    - In the forums you can find the info you want.
    - During a chat, you do not reach a lot of people at once.
    - Because chat is less effective it costs too much time.

    Nice, but not for me!
  9. ekkis

    ekkis New Member

    by invitation only??

    I tried to join the channel but got kicked out - I guess I need an invitation... can I please get one (e-mail me at [email protected])?

    here's the transcript:

    Now talking on #ISPConfig
    * sets mode +n #ISPConfig
    * sets mode +s #ISPConfig
    * ChanServ (ChanServ@services.) has joined #ISPConfig
    * gives channel operator status to ChanServ
    * ChanServ sets mode +i #ISPConfig
    * ChanServ sets mode +m #ISPConfig
    * ChanServ sets mode +t #ISPConfig
    * ChanServ sets mode +f #ISPConfig ##ispconfig
    * You have been kicked from #ISPConfig by ChanServ (Invite only channel)
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This IRC Channel is not used by any of the ispconfig developers and it is not used anymore for years as far as I know.
  11. sysfix

    sysfix New Member

    do people still use IRC? I thought it was pretty much dead now.
  12. ekkis

    ekkis New Member

    on any given day you'll find a lively discussion on just about any topic on freenode. my favourite channels are #linux, #fedora, #perl, #web, #postfix, #php and a few others... there are usually very knowledgeable people there and it beats google any day hands down for finding answers
  13. sysfix

    sysfix New Member

    ooOOoo - I've not used msn since I was a kid - kinda relate it to CB radio now rather than a place for finding computer help or support. I guess I will have to revisit it and take a peek.
  14. ekkis

    ekkis New Member

    Irc != msn
  15. husskii

    husskii Member

    yeah an irc channel would be kinda cool, I know staff here are too busy but maybe a few of the more advanced users can mod/ admin the channel..
  16. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    hi all

    at the time i have an IRC server on my network up and running
    at the time its in the test stage of its life

    but the address is
    room #HTF

    feel free to join
    at the time its a new server so there is not really users on it but feel free to quick the address to ur friends

    but the rules
    NO p2p / sharing files
    NO ****
    and the normal rules ... and stuff
    no OP/ADMIN/ other asking if i like u and what u can do ... than i will ask you if u want / like to be op or so ....
  17. oilyflutesalad

    oilyflutesalad New Member

    Unofficial ISPConfig IRC has been setup today, the connection info will be posted on the ISPConfig website when Till gets the time, but for those of you that don't want to wait, join the ISPConfig channel on server

    Don't forget, this isn't an official channel so you won't see Till or Falko in there, but myself and possibly some of the other developers will be. Feel free to come in whenever you like either for help with your ISPConfig or just for a random chat.

    There doesn't seem to be a huge domand for IRC recently but it's there if people wish to use it.

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