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Whenever I try to log on to the IRC channel, it says that I am banned. Did I do something wrong? I hope not, because I was only on it once and barely did anything. I am connecting to the #hrnet IRC channel fine, so it isn't my client. So can you help me out? (=Pixelated=)

What's your nick? Your IP address? -- Tom 04:46, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, my nick is Pixelated or pixelated and my IP changes constantly, so there is no real way of telling. (=Pixelated=)

Try going to To unban you we'll need your IP and possibly the name of your service provider. Thanks. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 23:53, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Site notice template

I created a template for the Monday scheduled chat site notice, Template:scheduledchat:

Come join us right now in the Homestar Runner Wiki chat channel!
Scheduled chat Mondays and Fridays · 2–6pm Pacific · 5–9pm Eastern · 2100–0100 UTC

Any thoughts on how it is worded? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 00:19, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

I like it! That looks pretty cool. «Rob» 10:06, 23 May 2005 (UTC)


Does everyone agree Monday would be the best day of the week? I'm thinking of widening the time out to an hour earlier and an hour later (i.e. 2-6pm Pacific, etc). How does that sound? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 00:16, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, Monday is probably the best

Brit and Aussie chats?

I don't want to leave our international friends out of the loop here. Do we have enough Brits and Aussies to set up more convenient scheduled chats for them as well? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 04:10, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

I haven't figured out how to word it concisely, but we should note that 5–9 pm ET is 21:00–1:00 UTC during Daylight Time, 22:00–2:00 UTC during standard time. — It's dot com 05:04, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I don't know whether there are many people overseas missing out, but the times scheduled at the moment is 7 AM to 11 AM on a Tuesday for Australian Eastern Standard Time (or 6.30 - 10.30 for Central Standard Time, or 5 AM to 9 AM for Western Standard Time). And daylight savings is plus one hour. I'm think we should just change "GMT" to "UTC", because GMT is one hour ahead of UTC in the summer. I'm going to create a little table with the time in different timezones. And this thing is useful for figuring out times on different timezones. «Rob» 10:06, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

I realize Rainer put a lot of effort into the time zone table, but it's incorrect. It lists the times for New York as 4:00pm–8:00pm, with a note (way down at the bottom) that you should add an hour in the summer. But this is not true—If I read correctly what Joey wrote, then it will always be 5–9pm ET, regardless of whether the U.S. is currently observing Daylight Saving Time. Therefore, one could say that the schedule is based on current continental American time, not Universal Time (UTC). In other words, the chat is from 21:00 to 1:00 when the United States is observing Daylight Time, 22:00 to 2:00 when it is not. Americentric, maybe, but true nevertheless. — It's dot com 15:03, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps this creates extra work down the road, but we could scrap the notes at the bottom, correct the table for current conditions, and update the table each time daylight savings changes occur. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 15:36, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I did away with the coplicated table. (Sorry, Rainer.) In its place there's a link to the World Time Server, which will let users quickly and easily choose their time zone to figure the start time. The link is dynamic, so it should always give accurate information no matter what the time of year (with the small exception already noted on the page). I also simplified which U.S. time zones were listed on the page to just Eastern/Pacific, since it's less cluttered, and I think most people are used to that from TV anyway. — It's dot com 18:01, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Thoroughly Confused!!!

I'm a Mac-user, and none of these IRC clients have a program for Mac. I'm sickeningly horrible with computers, so I have no clue how to get any of this up and running. Whenever I use the chat without a client, it says it can't connect! Can someone help me out here please? -- Homeschool Winner 00:16, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:IRC#Clients lists a number of clients for Macintosh. Hope this helps you get connected. We'd love to see you in the channel. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 03:47, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

On the current scheduling

While it may not have been much of a problem when we were all out of school, Monday nights are now less optimal than other nights, inasmuch as everyone requires their sleep on that night in preparation for Tuesday. However, I'm not here to state the obvious. My proposition is that we change the formal chat party night to Friday. In addition to the length everyone can stay up, another point still stands: on a Monday, one has to not only get to sleep on time, but do homework. On Friday, one can do homework or save it for the weekend. As such, Friday would probably be a much more ideal night for the parties. I'd hope that I share this belief with others... if you do, share that below, please. Oh, and forgot to note: this is not to say that Monday night parties are not of any sense, they can still be held. I merely am asking that a chat party be held on Friday nights, as well. Suicune64 19:07, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Wasn't the original intent of the chat channel to discuss Monday updates? Nonetheless, that's the last thing we ever talk about in there anymore. I'm all up for moving it to Friday. —FireBird|Talk 19:11, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Sure, I can't be there every Friday, but at least more than Monday. EDSMILDE
In keeping with the original intent, I'd like to keep holding scheduled chats on Mondays, but I have nothing against holding them on Fridays as well, and it seems logical. We've had more people in the channel lately, so bringing the scheduled chats up to twice weekly sounds like a good idea. I'll go ahead and update the sitenotice template and the IRC channel page accordingly. See you in the channel! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 22:23, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)
That would work great for me, seeing as it would start 7AM Saturday for me, and I can only go on the computer at that time on weekends. «Rob» 07:07, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)

A suggestion in light of circumstances

It seems to me as if the chat parties have lost something recently... the sort of comraderie once had in said gatherings is now drowned and diluted by the influx of *ahem* newer persons. This coincides with the beginning of the consistency of the usage of the wiki-wide notice about the chat parties. It helps not that the notice gathers the intention of the newcomers from, those well-intentioned and those not so. At present rate, regardless of their origin, it attracts the eye of a many who think it most amusing to simply be annoying idiots. In favour of the notice's removal? Not in favour? If in favour, please say so, and if not in favour, please say why. Thanks, Suicune64 22:21, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm going to have to agree with Suicune on this one. Just the other day we had three impersonating trolls online. And I should hope that none of them were from this website. — Lapper (talk) 11:35, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm in favor. Today's scheduled chat starts in about 5 minutes, and I'm not going to advertise it. We'll see how this goes. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 20:50, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

fanstuff channel

Homesar999, I appreciate your enthusiasm and desire to be impact the hr community, but please understand that since it is not officially a part of the wiki, it doesn't really belong in this page at this point in time. Perhaps at a future time it might be more appropriate to do so, but not right now. However, I am not an admin of the wiki and if the administration deems it proper to include it then it will be done. --Stux 01:15, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Unless the specific conditions Joey spelled out on his talk page were met, it would indeed not be proper. — It's dot com 01:24, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
My IRC channel (which was in use) predates Joey's by two months. Also, Joey was unbanned. I'm reverting, thank you. Also, I'd also appreciate that you don't talk to me like a newbie. --Homsar999
I don't think they were talking to you like a "newbie", but rather just clearing up the situation. No one was trying to offend you in away. Homestramy20|Talk 06:55, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
Do not include #fanstuff on this page. Continued addition of such a link, despite explicit instructions not to do so, would seem like an effort to disrupt the Wiki. Please stop. Consider this your final warning, Homsar999. -- Tom 17:57, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
Disrupting the wiki? You'd be pissed off, too, Tom, if you created a channel for a wiki 2 months before, then it was recreated and listed. (I realize it was created by JoeyDay, but my channel has been around longer, and deserves some recognition. --Homsar999
Homsar, there would be a huge difference if Tom opened the channel. In fact, Tom originally opened the #hrwiki channel. The difference is Tom is an admin and has some authority around here to open official channels. You on the other hand, are not an admin and have no authority to open anything official. It doesn't matter whose channel has been around longer. I've opened the #hrwiki-fanstuff channel as the official Fanstuff Wiki channel and that's the end of discussion. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:49, 19 November 2005 (UTC)


I tried logging in as Bassium! and it said invalid username disconnecting. Why? Where do I get a username? Bassium! m OCE

When you log onto the chat, click the bottom blue box. In there, type /msg Nickserv register Bassium! <password>, replacing <password> with your password. If that doesn't let you, another user may have that nick. Consider appending numbers and try again. — Lapper (talk) 01:43, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
The problem is the exclamation mark. You can't have one in a username. — It's dot com 01:45, 19 November 2005 (UTC)


Where do I learn codes to make stuff appear differently? Bassium! m OCE

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