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#26 2006-08-21 07:55:53

phrakture
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

benplaut wrote:

i'm an idler...

Guilty.

Anymore I don't have assloads of time 8(

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#27 2006-08-23 15:51:31

Mr Green
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

irc is a dark place ....


Mr Green

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#28 2006-08-23 17:18:10

jaboua
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

Mr Green wrote:

irc is a dark place ....

Depends what colors you set your client to use wink

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#29 2006-08-23 17:49:22

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

straydog wrote:

Seems to me that the biggest problem with IRC is that old posts aren't searchable (or newer ones if you're not signed on). At lesast that's what I saw in a brief encounter with Puppy's IRC.

It has it's place, but it's usefulness seems limited by that.

Bill

This is what I loved using muscle servers with BeShare: Log in, and type "catsup". It'll respond the latest 100 lines of what have been published. That was nice.

Btw, muscle is freeware:

http://www.lcscanada.com/muscle/index.html
http://www.lcscanada.com/beshare/index.html

Hmh, ah, WAS freeware. Seems it is no longer reachable.


Frumpus addict
[mu'.krum.pus], [frum.pus]

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#30 2006-08-23 17:57:25

codemac
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

Well, I'm a student, and I literally learned almost everything I know about linux in an irc convo somewhere.

I think IRC is great, you guys should all come out and say hi.  I honestly think the best thing you can do is just chill and idle there.  Then if there is a conversation you want to jump in on, go ahead.  THe worst thing that happens?  You don't say anything.  The best thing that happens?  You get to know a whole lot of archers a lot better than you do on the forums, and have intarweb friends.

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#31 2006-08-23 19:35:40

phrakture
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

codemac wrote:

You get to know a whole lot of archers a lot better than you do on the forums, and have intarweb friends.

Agreed.  Except for that guy codemac.... he kinda smells.

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#32 2006-08-24 07:22:57

palandir
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

Pro idler here.

Well, every once in a while I'm reading a bit, and even more rarely I'm writing something too. smile

But I don't know why some say the channel would need more activity... there's enough.

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#33 2006-08-24 09:04:26

cactus
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

idle hands are the devils tools..and we have plenty of 'tools' around here...
*zing*

lol


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#34 2006-08-24 18:39:16

syamajala
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

like you?

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#35 2006-08-24 20:39:08

cactus
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

:shock:
ummm....
:oops:


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#36 2006-08-24 20:56:32

Gullible Jones
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

Hmm... The avatar does bear a bit of resemblence doesn't it?

(Moving right along now... tongue )

To get back to the OP, I have been using the IRC channel lately, and I think part of the problem is that its realtime nature contributes to the sort of people you see there - sometimes someone pops up who wants attention, RIGHT NOW, and doesn't try to be polite about it.

The other inherent problem with IRC is that it is single-threaded. When lots of people start to ask lots of questions, it can get rather messy.

IMHO, IRC can be useful for getting quick answers, or when you're limited to a CLI, but otherwise I tend to find the forums better.

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#37 2006-08-24 21:03:15

T-Dawg
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

dont_make_fun_of_cactus. I will delete you!

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#38 2006-08-24 21:51:46

Gullible Jones
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

Sorry, LOL...

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#39 2006-08-24 22:13:11

Dusty
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Re: Forum People... Please, get on IRC

don't make fun of cactus or I will delete Gullible Jones!!!!!! :-D

Dusty

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