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IRC is the answwer!

By on January 10, 2012 11:40:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Stardock has, for years, has maintained an IRC server.  IRC is the granddaddy of modern chat systems.  It's old . . but it works and we use it.  You can too.

There are many IRC clients out there. 

The easiest might be mibbit.com because it has a web-based client (http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/).  You could use mIRC or Pidgin or Trillian or any number of others too.  Heck, even my HP Touchpad running WebOS has a client ()

Once you pick your IRC client it's time to join the fun! Here's what you'll do:

  1. Find where the client asks for the server and enter the following
    /server irc.stardock.com
  2. Once connected to the server (when all the text stops scrolling), you join the WinCustomize chat room by typing this:
    /join #WinCustomize

There's an older (but still accurate) article on the WinCustomize wiki about usign IRC.  You can read it here: http://wiki.wincustomize.com/wiki/MIRC:_Chatting_on_Stardock_IRC

 

See you around!

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January 10, 2012 12:53:08 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

If I didn't know you were a Stardock employee, I might think this was spam. 

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January 10, 2012 12:58:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use mIRC and Android IRC

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January 10, 2012 1:00:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Rosco_P,
I might think this was spam.

WinCustomize wiki about usign IRC.

Either the OP is really Zubaz, or the typing skills of the ordinary spammer from foreign lands has dropped.

Heck, even my HP Touchpad running WebOS has a client ()

It's Zubaz.

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January 10, 2012 1:13:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

IRC is the answwer!

 

Yeah it's him 

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January 10, 2012 1:37:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I used to hang out a lot at #wincustomize and #stardock. Hell, I even had a place on the stats

 

Kinda lost interest when a lot of people I used to chat with dropped out...... Maybe I should install an IRC client again?

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January 10, 2012 1:39:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Last time I was in chat I got kicked by Zubaz...

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January 10, 2012 1:53:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Last time I got kicked by Zubaz.....I kicked him back

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January 10, 2012 1:54:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
Hell, I even had a place on the stats

 

Oh yeah that was fun.

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January 10, 2012 2:12:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I didn't use it often, but Impulse had an IRC client built in. Now that Impulse is gone, are there any plane to put one in the new updater?

If not, is the one you recommend easy to use? I've tried mIRC and Pidgeon and couldn't get them to connect.

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January 10, 2012 2:14:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Could be fun getting some 'action' back on IRC again.
It's been rather dead-ish the past years after the gamers entered and killed all the fun......
(Much like the forum cross-posting is doing to the forum)

Some of the/us old regulars are still live on #Stardock incl most active moderators.
Jafo and I are online there round the clock, apart from the weekends where Jafo's 'all alone' during US night time.

So if anyone's bored and/or up for a close-up chat with either of us, just join in.
We don't bite.

Don't be worried if no one greets you at first. We're not that used to any skinners comes in for a chat, anymore....

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January 10, 2012 2:20:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Snowman,
We don't bite.

But you may get slapped with a trout once in a while.

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January 10, 2012 2:23:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
But you may get slapped with a trout once in a while.

or an old shoe....lmao!

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January 10, 2012 2:32:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey everybody! Let's occupy IRC!

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January 10, 2012 3:27:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 11But you may get slapped with a trout once in a while.
or an old shoe....lmao!

or a witty comment....

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January 10, 2012 3:54:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just tried mibbit. All I get is: 

/serverirc.stardock.com: Could not connect
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January 10, 2012 4:06:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
irc.stardock.com

 

 

also, type /join #stardock

there is more action there today.

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January 10, 2012 4:30:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pidgin is another good client.

http://www.pidgin.im/

 

Quoting Wizard1956,
Hey everybody! Let's occupy IRC!

Just remember to take a bath first.

 

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January 10, 2012 4:31:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like this Mibbit!

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January 10, 2012 4:39:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've got it working...there goes the neighborhood.

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January 10, 2012 6:36:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes...even the old SDC has its uses....for IRC...

I remember my first foray into IRC ....#skinners and #litestep on efnet ....that was back in the '90s ...

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January 10, 2012 7:28:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah it did use to be active and fun.

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January 10, 2012 7:49:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting WOM,
Yeah it did use to be active and fun.
It was active and fun today.  We'll have to see aboot tomorrow.

 

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January 10, 2012 7:59:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
We'll have to see aboot tomorrow.

If a shoe will do, I'll be there. I've got sole.

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January 10, 2012 9:34:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
It was active and fun today. We'll have to see aboot tomorrow.

darn! we had people and I didn't get a chance to log in today......

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January 10, 2012 10:23:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There's a built in chat client in Impulse.

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