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Frost* => Announcements => Topic started by: kyuwert on November 07, 2008, 09:11:25 PM

Title: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: kyuwert on November 07, 2008, 09:11:25 PM
I'd like to remind everyone that we have an IRC (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat) channel open for discussing all things Frost*, and all things whatever else  :D

Here's a customized & Frosted* web-client (big thanks to benanne!!) which will automatically connect you:
http://users.skynet.be/fa221745/frostchat/ (http://users.skynet.be/fa221745/frostchat/)

Or if you prefer the manual approach:

Server: irc.umbranet.org
Port: 6667 (default)
Channel: #Frost*

This network also has channels for other bands like Dream Theater, Ayreon, and more.

As far as calling it official, I'd like to, but I really would need the green light from Jem. He's stated before that he didn't know what IRC was, so I figured the band is not about to create their own (they're more forum-going types, anyway.)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: Jem on November 07, 2008, 11:12:41 PM
I still don't know what it is.

Where can I see it?
Excuse me being so dumb about it all, I'm a simple old man who still thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. ;)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: rogerg on November 07, 2008, 11:13:59 PM
you need a chat client, like Adium (http://http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23031) for mac, and then plug in the info, and then it's a chat room.
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: Freddy on November 07, 2008, 11:14:15 PM
Quote from: "Jem"
I still don't know what it is.

Where can I see it?
Excuse me being so dumb about it all, I'm a simple old man who still thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. ;)

You need an IRC-client. mIRC is a famous one for Win. Then you just connect via that client to with that information given. Chat-world :D
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: Jem on November 07, 2008, 11:19:31 PM
Now you see, you're just making these words up! :lol:
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: Dr.Ripper on November 07, 2008, 11:26:33 PM
Go for it Jem! Become one of us...one of us...one of us...

 :D
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: kyuwert on November 08, 2008, 03:57:33 PM
Here's a screenshot of my IRC client, for Jem to kind of get an idea of what it is...

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9598/ircwu4.png (http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9598/ircwu4.png)

It even comes with a nifty website that shows the chatting statistics...

http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html (http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html)

 :shock:
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: kaide on November 08, 2008, 04:00:51 PM
Whats good client for Windows(NOT mirc)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: benanne on November 08, 2008, 04:41:42 PM
Quote from: "kaide"
Whats good client for Windows(NOT mirc)
try the free version of XChat, you can download it here: http://silverex.org/download/ (http://silverex.org/download/)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: kyuwert on November 08, 2008, 06:04:37 PM
If you'd like to give it a shot, Jem, here's a client you can use right on your browser.

http://www.web-irc.org/ (http://www.web-irc.org/)

Just plug in the info and hit connect... (no password needed)  ;)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: AnsOnkruid on November 08, 2008, 07:07:11 PM
It's so quiet in there...
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: kyuwert on November 08, 2008, 07:10:04 PM
benanne is working on a customized web-client that should automatically connect to the right server and channel... and could also possibly be added to the webpage here?
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: kyuwert on November 08, 2008, 07:17:22 PM
Here we go!

http://users.skynet.be/fa221745/frostchat/ (http://users.skynet.be/fa221745/frostchat/)
Title: Re: (Un)Official IRC Channel
Post by: benanne on November 08, 2008, 07:25:49 PM
Way to steal my thunder ;)

Let me know if there are any problems!
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: gr8gonzo on November 09, 2008, 04:45:34 AM
'Tis just as empty as it was the last several times I looked in there.  Perhaps a scheduled chat would ensure more Frost*ies in there at the same time.
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: benanne on November 09, 2008, 09:42:45 AM
The idea of IRC is to leave it running in the background and then occasionally something interesting will happen. This is called idling :) I guess the web chat page isn't very suitable for this kind of thing, though.
At any rate, people joining and then leaving 5 minutes after because nothing happens isn't going to help it grow :(
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: kyuwert on November 09, 2008, 01:10:38 PM
Quote from: "benanne"
The idea of IRC is to leave it running in the background and then occasionally something interesting will happen. This is called idling :) I guess the web chat page isn't very suitable for this kind of thing, though.
At any rate, people joining and then leaving 5 minutes after because nothing happens isn't going to help it grow :(

Exactly! Everyone keeps missing each other, and then wonders why the chat seems dead! I try to watch the channel and talk to anyone new who pops in but I can't always be there.  :( Also the last 3 days have actually been very active, it seems most people join at a bad time...
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: kaide on November 09, 2008, 02:25:54 PM
all i got is it:
Quote
Connecting...
Logging in...
-sittard.nl.umbranet.org- *** Looking up your hostname...
-sittard.nl.umbranet.org- *** Checking Ident
-sittard.nl.umbranet.org- *** Found your hostname
-sittard.nl.umbranet.org- *** Got Ident response
Error : Closing Link: 0.0.0.0 (Invalid username [You'realio])
Disconnected from irc.umbranet.org
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: gr8gonzo on November 11, 2008, 03:37:16 AM
Chat stats!

http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html (http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html)
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: rogerg on November 11, 2008, 03:40:33 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Chat stats!

http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html (http://kuwert.net/ircstats/frost.html)

those are fun:
Quote
eponymous knew those right words and said "Frost*" 62 times.

 8-)
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: gr8gonzo on November 11, 2008, 03:45:32 AM
Yes, the magic word, more like.  :D
Title: Re: (Un)Official Frost* Live Chat
Post by: kyuwert on November 11, 2008, 03:52:08 AM
Updated  ;)