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    Postby GamePlayer » 30 Sep 2008 13:44

    But what if we don't want to talk to you? :)
    I've never used that feature at Sci-fi Haven. It might work well here, but I think we'd likely need a better version of the boards before we could have a feature like that.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 30 Sep 2008 14:35

    Nothing but love :) :lol:
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    Postby Sole Man » 30 Sep 2008 15:12

    :lol:


    I think the board posts we make here are goo enough. We don't instant chat messages to stimulate that we're really sitting down and hacing a conversation. 9Besides, Imagine how bad my spelling would be then)
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    Postby SandChigger » 30 Sep 2008 15:36

    Yes. "Goo" is fairly descriptive of your posts. :roll:



    Ooh, yeah! Tough love for the Sloester! :lol:
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    Postby Mandy » 30 Sep 2008 15:49

    The chat doesn't come with phpbb, you have to install it. Flashchat costs $5, which is what Worm has at Haven.

    http://www.tufat.com/s_flash_chat_chatroom.htm You can click on the demos and try them out.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 01 Oct 2008 14:33

    I had a quick cock about with a couple of free chat didgeridoos a while back. The best one I found was one called phpfreechat - it was a little bit temperamental at times, but really quite good and a piece of piss to set up once you got the hang of it.

    It's actually still up and running - http://chat.dribble-sponge.co.uk/
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    Postby ARCH » 20 Oct 2008 14:31

    funny thing is i always thought chat is a good idea untill recently.
    i mean, ppl are so childish
    (please note i' human also so that includes me in the ppl who are childish.i know it should be obvious but some ppl think by saying general (stupid)things you're throwing your fecus at others(saying you're not,but they are)


    anyway ppl are so childish and it all ends up pretty retarded.
    something like chatboxes on anime sites where 13year olds meet.
    besides i'm tired of ppl twitching on m yenglish.
    m'not a native English and i think it's retarded to write capital letters where there should be none in my mother tongue.
    you don't like it?
    sue me.

    one more thing i like typos.
    yeah.
    bad english is okay too.
    why?
    cause you should be able to know what the little Talian girl is trying to say,specialy if you're a native English speaker.
    But of course we should just insult each other.
    That's what internet is for.
    You know her English writting would improve with time but nooo
    she got a ban(man, is it retarded or what?)


    anyhow, i vote against chat and against oil.
    i'm a pedestrian.
    i walk.
    so should you
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    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Oct 2008 14:34

    I'm not walking 110 miles a day, it's a pain to even drive that far.
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    Postby TheDukester » 20 Oct 2008 14:35

    I have the very great honor, it appears, to be able to respond ...

    HUH? :? :? :?
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    Postby ARCH » 20 Oct 2008 15:54

    Freakzilla wrote:I'm not walking 110 miles a day, it's a pain to even drive that far.

    :lol:
    sorry we don't have miles here where i live but it's okay if it's to far
    (i 'm just tired of ppl who drive to places they're 30 min(and less) away
    but no they have to go by car.
    screw the environment and of course let's up the
    oil price by buying another car for my son who i gave birth to just
    yesterday but of course he needs a car.who doesn't.
    oil is very important.)

    TheDukester wrote:I have the very great honor, it appears, to be able to respond ...

    HUH? :? :? :?

    it's called a r.a.n.t and i can be weird&inconsistent and stupid too.
    besides if you learn to love me this way just imagine how much fun we'll have when i'm saying soemthing you find amusing and smart.
    look forward to it.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Oct 2008 20:20

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    ARCH wrote:[
    (i 'm just tired of ppl who drive to places they're 30 min(and less) away
    but no they have to go by car.
    screw the environment and of course let's up the
    oil price by buying another car for my son who i gave birth to just
    yesterday but of course he needs a car.who doesn't.
    oil is very important.)




    well done.. had to magnify it 10x to read it :P


    You can just quote it an read it normally in the text box.
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    Postby SandChigger » 20 Oct 2008 20:27

    Was just going to say.

    Not even Orald stoops that low.

    Interesting. (Yawn) Hiding comments in leetle teeny weeny print.... :roll:

    If you can't say it normally, why bother?

    (Hmm...is this some trait common to people from conflicted areas? Will have to ask cupcake when he comes back.... Where's he gotten to, anyway?)
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    Postby orald » 22 Oct 2008 18:08

    If I'd known you missed me so much, I'd have come back sooner, honeybun.
    In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby TheDukester » 22 Oct 2008 18:09

    It's great to see you crazy kids back together. You make a fun couple.
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    Postby SandChigger » 22 Oct 2008 18:26

    Cupcake!

    Where ya been, Sugar? :P

    (I did miss you, you little troll.)
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    Postby GamePlayer » 22 Oct 2008 19:02

    You really missed out. SC joined a satanic cult, started wearing pink and recently revealed his sex change with a rather ostentatious display of 18th century female fashion :)
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    Postby orald » 22 Oct 2008 19:11

    I've seen his pic. Seeing his sex-changed pic is something I'll actively avoid seeing though.
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    Postby Mandy » 08 Nov 2008 16:10

    Another site I visit has added an IRC widget and it works great. You don't host it on your server, so it won't slow your site down..and it's free. You can access it through mibbit, any IRC client, or through the widget.

    http://www.mibbit.com/
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    Postby TheDukester » 08 Nov 2008 16:12

    That might be worth looking into ... let's face it, a lot of what is being posted here lately is just people chatting back and forth at each other. That could easily be done in a separate window or something.
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    Postby Mandy » 08 Nov 2008 16:17

    The cool thing about the widget is it can be placed in a locked thread of its own, all you have to do is open the thread, sign in, and it connects to the chat. IRC is kinda old, but it works. Just have to make sure you have a few ops in different time zones to kick out the spammers who sometimes show up.
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    Postby ARCH » 08 Nov 2008 16:24

    Mandy wrote:The cool thing about the widget is it can be placed in a locked thread of its own, all you have to do is open the thread, sign in, and it connects to the chat. IRC is kinda old, but it works. Just have to make sure you have a few ops in different time zones to kick out the spammers who sometimes show up.


    i admire you. i realy do.

    mirc gives me a headache.

    after installing it , i accidently pushed something and was swarmed with millions of data.
    i got scared, and run away.


    i was going there to download some anime&manga....
    in the end i didn't get anything.

    what do you use it for, if i may ask(since we don't know each other well, or at leas i don't remember you from dod,arrakeen or ghola.maybe you used a different nick..)
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    Postby Mandy » 08 Nov 2008 16:29

    No, you don't know me from IRC. The only nicks I have there are recent. There are other better clients than mIRC for Windows. Chatzilla, and X-Chat 2 are both free I think. You don't have to download anything to use Mibbit, just create an acct, enter the server and channel and connect. The chat will open in it's own window or tab, cause it's browser based.
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    Postby ARCH » 08 Nov 2008 16:35

    Mandy wrote:No, you don't know me from IRC. The only nicks I have there are recent. There are other better clients than mIRC for Windows. Chatzilla, and X-Chat 2 are both free I think. You don't have to download anything to use Mibbit, just create an acct, enter the server and channel and connect. The chat will open in it's own window or tab, cause it's browser based.



    thanks, will do.
    it's silly realy the way i just mess up sometimes while using software.
    i shouldn't be drinking coffee&looking at my uni notes&listening to music while installing software and using it for the first time.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 08 Nov 2008 18:00

    Mandy wrote:Another site I visit has added an IRC widget and it works great. You don't host it on your server, so it won't slow your site down..and it's free. You can access it through mibbit, any IRC client, or through the widget.

    http://www.mibbit.com/


    That one looks ok actually :) but most of the free hosted ones are crap though.

    They're really unreliable and/or not site specific. We had quite a good one on the RPG I used to play... but every ten minutes (even during IC events) you'd get some idiot popping in and asking "What's a Selamlik?" or something inane. Guess that wouldn't be much of a problem here though :P

    IMHO hosting your own is the way forward - you can put a link straight from the main index page of the forum. The one I posted earlier ( http://www.phpfreechat.net/ | http://chat.dribble-sponge.co.uk/ ) is pretty lightweight, site specific and not run by off-site arseholes :x ...

    Pro chat though :wink:
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    Postby Serkanner » 08 Nov 2008 18:09

    What is a Selamlik?
    "... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

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