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Offline Jacob

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Re: Chat room is now live!
« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2020, 08:52:43 PM »
Chatroom is live.  Be sure to stop in.
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Re: Chat room is now live!
« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2020, 09:17:40 PM »
Was just on but it was empty.
 

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Re: Chat room is now live!
« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2020, 10:12:41 PM »
We were logged in yesterday.  Sorry you missed us.
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Re: Chat room is now live!
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2021, 03:45:08 PM »
Odd that such a nice chat was configured and setup with a nice guide stickied to show how to use it and nobody hangs out there.

I'm there so if anybody wants to chat, or at least, prove to me that it is indeed a channel other people can join (so far, no evidence for it).

 

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Chat room lives again!
« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2021, 03:56:32 PM »
After figuring out how to setup a nick and trying some IRC commands (it has been quite a long while), I found that the channel wasn't registered. Anybody could have taken control (in fact, technically, the first person to join it when it was previous empty would have been temporarily automatically op while in it).

Well, I registered it with my nick and I'll keep it clean (if it ever gets used) while I am around, but watch out for bitrot! You have to maintain and be vigilant!

I just want to be a user, so if anybody in command here wants to be op, let me know and join me for the transfer of op-ship (made that word up).
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 03:59:25 PM by Insanis »
 
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Chat is locked down (spam)
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2021, 03:25:54 PM »
For those reading, the channel is currently moderated and not available for free chat due to spam.

It is currently being investigated, however, it might take some time.

The channel can be used if you register your account, following the instructions here: https://wiki.mibbit.com/index.php/Create_your_own_nickname

And let me know what your nick is in a private message on this forum.

(Spam accounts cannot post anything, so it is clean to join and look at and watch.)
 

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Chat Lives Again (Again)
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2021, 04:30:37 PM »
The chat lives again, however, for the time being, please register your nick and notify me on the forum personal messages so I can grant access.

If you use Tor, please let me know too when you contact me so I am not suspicious. Tor is not restricted, but it was what was used to attempt to spam the channel.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 05:53:24 PM by Insanis »
 

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Chat Update
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2021, 08:43:56 AM »
Yesterday, the chat was assaulted by a dedicated spamming effort. I set the channel to moderated, and they couldn't do anything. The admin (of the chat service) eventually started recognizing the spammers behavior (through some behind the scene means) and started banning them automatically as they tried to join.

Whatever it was, it seems to be over. It was strange, and seemed to be targeted, however, I haven't used forums or IRC in quite some time so I don't know what the current environment is like.

The channel is going to be opened up soon, but I still recommend you register your nick if you plan on using it.
 

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Chat Update
« Reply #113 on: May 22, 2021, 06:30:42 PM »
Chat configuration will be set according to circumstances, but it is recommended to register your nick and contact me on the forum letting me know so it can be granted voice (ability to talk when the chat is set to moderated).
« Last Edit: May 23, 2021, 06:25:32 AM by Insanis »