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Banned?

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 IPChicken.com. 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)

Time?

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)
Should we list Gaim as working on Macs? It does, but not in a user-friendly manner off a download from the Gaim page. — jqubed (talk) 04:59, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Hi! If you notice the Gaim entry under IRC clients already mentions that it works in several platforms, and lists mac as one of them. I think this should be sufficient. There are other Mac clients now listed that you can try if you're looking for one. --Stux 05:58, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, I meant not listing Gaim as working on Mac OS X. According to their FAQ it does work, but only if you compile it yourself and run it with a few other downloads. I was thinking it might be more confusing to people like the person who started this if we list something that requires a few more advanced actions on their part. — jqubed (talk) 16:24, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Yes, while the steps required to install Gaim on OS X is meant for the more experienced user, that is not reason enough to remove the mention of it having mac support. The faq entry you provided mentions an alternate installation called Adium. I have linked to Adium's home page from the Mac entry for gaim. This should be sufficient for the novice user. Thanks! --Stux 17:51, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh crap! I was reading through Adium's FAQ and it turns out they don't support IRC. If someone developed a plug-in it would be a zinch, but no one has. The only other thing I could think of would be to mention that it is not for novice users. There are other options there too I think users might be likely to pick first, like Colloquy? --Stux 18:07, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
That sounds like a good plan to me. I guess if someone on here who uses a Mac could suggest which one they prefer, we mightGet a recommendation... yeah, I stirred this up without being a Mac user... I just use Gaim and initially thought it wasn't offered for Macs... — jqubed (talk) 23:00, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
I added a "disclaimer" of sorts. Although i'm not sure if that's the best way to word it of if it really needs to be there at all. I does, however, try to address your concern. --Stux 03:48, 5 January 2006 (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 HR.net, 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)

Problammo

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)

Codes

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

Stuff? What kind of stuff are you talking about? -- Tom 04:13, 25 November 2005 (UTC)
I believe he means the commands, like "/nick Nickname", or /me". Rogue Leader / (my talk) 04:29, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Nope, I mean like making different type of font colors and such. Bassium! m OCE

I can't help you much, but I do know this: in the old days IRC used to have two colors: black, and white (or black and amber, or orange and black... you get the idea!) Then came this little chat program that became popular called mIRC and they decided one day to add colors to chat rooms! They were quite popular and many ppl used funky codes to display colors. You had to use mIRC to select them and see them as well. Wether that has become an IRC standard since then, I do not know. If it has, then that is where it comes from, if not, well... I cannot help you further. Good luck! --Stux 07:39, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
An easy way that you could display the text in different colors is by holding down Ctrl, then K. After that, add a number, from 1-16. You can also display a background by typing the # that represents the color of the font, a comma, then the # that represents the color of the background.

Example: Ctrl, K(a strange sign will appear) - now type in 2,4(with no spaces involved) - in this case, the 2 is representing the font color, which would show up blue. Now, the 4 is representing the background color, which would show up red.

Now, i'm not positive which number represents which color, so you'll just have to mess around and fuigure that out yourself. Homestramy20|Talk 07:52, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Help!

Okay, when i try to log in as dbk, it shows me this.

Connecting...
Logging in...
-- *** Looking up your hostname... -- *** Found your hostname, welcome back
-- *** Checking ident
-- *** Got ident response
Error : Closing Link: 127.0.0.1 (Invalid username [i=chat.hrw])
Disconnected from irc.us.freenode.net


Someone tell me whats going on? DBK! 04:54, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

This means the IRC server did not accept the username (User ID) settings. In the error message it shows the part it did not like between the [ ] brackets. Most probably there is at least one character in there that the server didn't like. We'll have to make sure to remove all strange characters from the User ID, like that period. In the meantime, just try again and hope the random server is a different one than that one. -- Tom 05:37, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
I also get this same message no matter what username I try. — Kilroy / talk 23:27, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

TriviaTime?

Two TriviaTime related questions:

  1. Should we link the #hrwiki-trivia channel as well, even though it's only usable when Joey's on (and has the time)?
  2. Should we have a weekly trivia session at the same times as the scheduled chat? - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
My plan is to make the #hrwiki-trivia channel more public as soon as I've got TriviaTime on a computer that can be connected to the net 24/7. I'm looking into the possibility of getting an old PC from WGU, so sit tight for a few days and TriviaTime might be a permanent fixture in the channel. Then we can look into officially acknowledging the channel here and adding it as an option on the web-based interface. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 06:33, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Grood! I hope you're able to get the PC. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I've modified the code of the chat.hrwiki.org site slightly. If you'd like to be able to use it to join the #hrwiki-trivia channel, Simply enter it from this link: http://chat.hrwiki.org?trivia=true. That last part ("trivia=true") is a variable that tells the page to add the trivia channel to the list of choices. As noted above, the trivia channel will eventually be one of the permanent choices, but this gives everyone a way to get to it in the interrim. Let me know if you encounter any difficulty using this. Thanks. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:54, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Topic Lock

Could someone with chanop powers please /mode +t #HrWiki... ChanServ's topiclock isn't perfect - it merely reverts the changes that are made but people still mess around with it. Plus everyone goes crazy with topic changing every time there's a netsplit and ChanServ leaves... Mode +t would have the same effect, but would be a lot cleaner. --phlip TC 16:21, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

It's certainly a shame that it has to come to this. I'm disappointed that people mess around with it and aren't capable of just leaving it alone. -- Tom 19:12, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Not working

Oh, so this happend to everyone? Homestramy20|Talk 22:59, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Yep. If you can get to chat.freenode.net (instead of irc.freenode.net), it will work. — It's dot com 23:08, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Not on a channel?

It keeps saying it's not on a channel! HELP ME!-- Benol, aka Coach B 21:28, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

What keeps saying it's not on a channel? What IRC client are you using? What are your connection settings? -- Tom 21:50, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
I was using the on website server, but then I got ChatZilla. It's connected, but now I have to register my nickname. How do I do that???-- Benol, aka Coach B 19:02, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
After connecting to the server, type /join #HrWiki to join the channel. You don't have to register your nickname, though it does help if you do - type /msg NickServ help for details on that. --phlip TC 21:06, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

about the fanstuff wiki chat channel...

I was wondering. What days are the fanstuff wiki chat channel active? --The 386 My talk 22:03, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

A while ago, we stopped posting scheduled chat notices for #hrwiki and #hrwiki-fanstuff due to vandalism issues. There is currently no actual scheduled chat time for #hrwiki, but I can't exactly speak for the Fanstuff. Why don't you ask them? — Lapper (talk) 22:07, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
There's no schedule chat, or pretty much any chat, in #hrwiki-fanstuff. It's pretty much empty almost 100% of the time. - Super Sam 13:41, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

#hrnet

Why don't we have a link to #hrnet also on the page?--H*Bad 04:47, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Because you are currently surfing on HRWiki.org, not HomestarRunner.net. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:27, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
You mean... beta.homestarrunner.com? It's still Homestar Runner related.--H*Bad 00:47, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
No, I'm pretty sure he means homestarrunner.net. -- Tom 00:52, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
On the channel it says: "Topic for #hrnet is “Homestar Runner Network: http://beta.homestarrunner.net”"--H*Bad 00:58, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes. Homestarrunner.net. -- Tom 01:12, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
They are different url addresses, since one does not link to the other one. So this doesn't lead into a long conversation. #hrnet is Homestar Runner related correct?--H*Bad 04:10, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
It's dot net, not dot com. In my reply to your 00:47 comment, I told you it was dot net. You had dot com, which is not correct. -- Tom 07:36, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
You know, it seems to me you guys are talking all around the issue. The reason that there's a link to the fanstuff IRC is because it's an official sister-wiki to this one. The reason there's no link to, say, #hrnet, is because there's no official relationship between that project and this one. In fact, the only reason we link to these IRC's at all is because they are the "official" IRC channels of the wikis. And that is simply it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:03, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for acually answering the question. And what do you mean by, "you guys"?--H*Bad 12:29, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
That would be referring to you, Tom, and E.L. Cool; those who were talking around the issue. — Lapper (talk) 13:34, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Caps

Any Reason this article has a lowercase "c" in channel? The Joe (Talk | contribs) 22:38, 2 January 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Good catch. Loafing 22:44, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Ummm...What about the External links toolbox on the left? Shouldn't that be changed? Bluebry 22:45, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
While the link needs to be changed, the caption shouldn't. Loafing 22:48, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
The title of this page is not title case probably so that it matches its entry in the sidebar, which is "Chat channel", which in turn matches things like
"Recent changes"
"Random page"
"What links here"
"Related changes"
"Upload file"
"Special pages"
"Official site"
"User's guide"
"Strong Bad Email" and "The Stick" are title case for other reasons, but I don't see a reason for this to be title case. -- Tom 22:51, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree. I admit I'm biased, in that I don't like title case for articles, either, but it seems especially out of place on a project page like this one. Heimstern Läufer 22:57, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, same. I think it needs to go back to lowercase c. Bluebry 22:58, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Hm... Now that I think about it, title case is a little pointless for this article specifically. Lowercase C, I think. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 23:03, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Definitely. There's no point to having it uppercase. — Lapper (talk) 23:11, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I think it should uppercase for consistency's sake. Otherwise, we'd need guidelines as to when whe have uppercase titles and when we don't. And that would make everything unnecessarily complicated. Having said that, I can live with it being lowercase (because I secretly don't like uppercase titles either ;-) ). Loafing 23:16, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

#hrwiki-RC

I'm curious what #hrwiki-RC is and whatever it is, I can connect to it but I "Cannot Send to Channel" --Dacheatbot · Communicate 06:12, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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