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Old 2001-10-04, 20:51
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In the subject of #lba propaganda I'm here with a quick guide for people who are having problems to get in the LBA IRC channel.

Read and remember!

Server network: EFnet
Channel: #lba

Be sure to come by now and then!




[hr]IRC quick guide
by wacko (bauk@gmx.net)

Version 1.00

Feel free to publish this guide anywhere you'd like, as long as credit to me is included, and the document is un-edited. Also, I'd appreciate an e-mail to let me know you've published it somewhere.[hr]
  • Intro
    IRC means Internet Relay Chat. It's the oldest and still best form of chatting over the internet. But it might be a bit hard to get started for someone who has never used it before. While it's not so hard at all! To make the LBA IRC channel some more popular, I thought I'd write a guide for it.
  • IRC client
    To connect to an IRC server you'll need an IRC client (just like when you need a FTP client). The best client for Windows is mIRC, you can get it at http://www.mirc.com. Once downloaded and installed, it's ready for use. In this guide I'll explain mIRC only, if you've got an other client you should try to find similar options.
  • Some theory about IRC
    There's a whole sh*tload of IRC servers all over the world. Each server has lots of channels to choose from, for any subject you'd like to talk about. On a server are users like you and me connected using the all famous IRC client. Every user can stay in several channels, but on one server. There are also IRC networks, which are several servers connected to eachother, so they're actually one server. This way you can choose from several servers all over the world and connect to the one nearest to you, or you can choose an other server when one is unavailable.
  • Getting started with mIRC
    When you start mIRC, the first thing you'll see is an about screen to say you're using an unregistred version. Uncheck the box in the lower-left corner and it won't pop up again . Then close the screen. Another window will pop up, this is the first screen of the Options menu. Here you can set some personal options like Full Name, E-Mail Address and Nickname and Alernative (Nickname). You don't have to take the first two very serious, for privacy reasons you might rather not want to give out your name and e-mail to "just anyone". On the left of this screen is a menu with links to other option menu's, but you can just leave them on standard for now.
  • Connecting to a server!
    Well, now that mIRC is personalised enough, you can go and connect to a server. In the same screen as where you set your name and such, there are two pulldown menu's. The above one has a list of IRC networks, and when you've selected one, all servers for that network fill appear in the lower one. In the above one, choose EFnet. Then choose a nice server in the lower menu, for example one in your own country. Otherwise, just pick one. Then click Connect to IRC Server. That's all! Now the screen will close and you'll see a lot of text.
  • Joining a channel
    Phew! Once connected, a new screen will pop up (when will they ever end?? ). There are some example channels in the list, but these are defenitly not all the channels on the server. Type #lba in the upper box and hit enter, you will now enter channel #lba. That's all you need to do! You're now in the LBA IRC channel. If you'd like to view a list of all servers on the server, you can click List channels (4th button) on the toolbar. It could take a while; they're usually pretty big. Double click a channel to join it.
  • IRC basics
    On the right, you can see a list of users who are in the channel right now. The white bar at the bottom is the message bar, just type something here and it will appear in the large screen, readable for everyone in the channel. At the top of the screens, there's the usual menu and toolbar, as well as several buttons with Status screen and the names of channels where you're in. To switch to an other channel, just click one.
  • IRC commands
    IRC knows several commands for quick use. They always begin with a slash (/) and you can type them in the message bar. Here's a list of some basic commands and what they do. For more commands, check the help file (this is really useful!). Also, as like in the examples below, don't type the < and > characters.

    Code:
    /me <something>       : talk in 3rd person with this.
                            Example: /me sucks results in <your nickname> sucks.
    /nick <new name>      : changes your nickname to the new specified one.
    /join #<channel name> : you will now join the specified channel. 
                            If the channel doesn't exist yet, you'll automatically create it.
    /server <server name> : if you know a server's address, you can connect to it using this command.
                            This will disconnect from the current server.
    /disconnect           : this will disconnect you from the server.
  • Channel operators, bots, etc.
    Channel operators are people with several priveleges. They make sure that people in the channel have a good time there. So for example, they can kick people (throw them out of the channel) when they get annoying. They can be recognised with an at-sign (@) in front of their name. Be sure not to annoy them... Also, you might have noticed that there are sometimes users in channels who are always there and don't say anything. Those are probably bots, those are used by channel operators to help them with automated things.
  • Troubleshooting
    Can't connect to a server? Choose Options (2nd button) on the toolbar and choose a mirror server. Want to learn more /commands for IRC? Want to send or receive files trough IRC? Want to use nice colors? Need other help? Check the included helpfile, it's really useful (believe me). Go to Help > Contents for this.

Last edited by wacko; 2001-10-04 at 20:57.
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Old 2001-10-05, 13:18
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Great, I'm about to get mIRC, so that's useful.
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Old 2001-10-07, 11:26
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Not too much interest, hm?
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Old 2001-10-07, 11:53
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yup, i'm downloading merc now, but 'm not sure about this fire wall.
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A civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used
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This angered the gods,
They sent their beasts to
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A violent war rocked the world
and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with
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Though the civilization had been destroyed
the world was peaceful again.
But time flows like a river...
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Old 2001-10-07, 12:03
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it's saying: unable to connect (No route to host)
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Using the power of Mana
A civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used
to create the ultimate weapon:
The Mana Fortress
This angered the gods,
They sent their beasts to
destroy the fortress...
A violent war rocked the world
and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with
the Mana Sword smashed the fortress...
Though the civilization had been destroyed
the world was peaceful again.
But time flows like a river...
And history repeats...

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Old 2001-10-07, 12:44
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IRC usually uses ports 666* (6666, 6667, etc) and 7000. Maybe you could try to open these for your firewall.
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Old 2001-10-07, 12:54
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In the firewall category? yeah, it doesn't work.
i think its something to do with the local info
I don't think australia is in the IRC server (second one)
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Using the power of Mana
A civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used
to create the ultimate weapon:
The Mana Fortress
This angered the gods,
They sent their beasts to
destroy the fortress...
A violent war rocked the world
and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with
the Mana Sword smashed the fortress...
Though the civilization had been destroyed
the world was peaceful again.
But time flows like a river...
And history repeats...

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Old 2001-10-07, 14:36
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Originally posted by wacko
ports 666*
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Old 2001-10-07, 15:15
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Old 2001-10-08, 00:13
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Old 2001-10-08, 10:57
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for more help you can also visit: http://www.irchelp.org/

for an up to day server list of EFNet visit:
http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/networks/efnet.txt
choose one near you
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yeah, i'll try the site, thx for your help
I'm getting a new computer ,hopefully, in a few weeks anyway.
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Using the power of Mana
A civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used
to create the ultimate weapon:
The Mana Fortress
This angered the gods,
They sent their beasts to
destroy the fortress...
A violent war rocked the world
and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with
the Mana Sword smashed the fortress...
Though the civilization had been destroyed
the world was peaceful again.
But time flows like a river...
And history repeats...

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Old 2001-10-10, 19:19
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I got mIRC as well, I went on to the #lba channel but nobody was there, what time are most people on the #lba channel?
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Old 2001-10-10, 20:43
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I'm usually there between... uhm... say, 15:00 and 20:00 dutch time (GMT +01:00)

Otherwise I'm just idling

And I'll probably won't respond that fast, I check the channel as much as possible but not every minute or something...
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Old 2001-10-10, 20:48
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I'm there right now, nobody there, I might as well change rooms
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Are you sure that you have switched to EFNet.

[EDIT] I and wacko are there now

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I am there 24/7 (nick names El_Muerte and el-bed), I'm just not monitoring that channel all the time. There are 2 other channels I'm pretty active in usual. But most of the time I'm doing other stuff and can't participate in chats. When I have the time and other people are there I'll join the chat.

Hint: if you just stay in the channel while you are online and check if people are there or join the chance of chatting with somebody will increase, if you just join and part it won't realy work.
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I managed to get there yesterday, Alchemist and Wacko were there and El's nicknames too
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