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Postby Toby » Mon May 29, 2006 3:07 pm

hi people,

just a quick question. does anybody use the IRC in uplink, because whenever i go on, theres never anybody to talk to

thanx
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Postby ScareyedHawk » Mon May 29, 2006 3:32 pm

Err, there are a lot of people there... At the moment there are 40 of us.
You probably in the wrong server/channel.
irc.uplinkcorp.net is the right server, #uplink is the right channel.
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Postby Toby » Mon May 29, 2006 3:34 pm

oh ok, thanx ill try that

thanx

sorry to ask, but what port number do i put in, at the moment it is set to port 6667 is this right
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Postby Rkiver » Mon May 29, 2006 6:17 pm

Oh boy are we gonna have fun with you on the channel.

Yes it is the default port, 6667.
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Postby Babylon5 » Mon May 29, 2006 9:05 pm

Leave him alone...








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Postby doormat » Tue May 30, 2006 2:04 pm

I'm pretty good with computers, but I just don't get IRC. I mean, I tried it, but all those config files and ascii flags just gave me a headache.

It's like multiplayer dos. There's no excuse for that in 2006.
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Postby Darksun » Tue May 30, 2006 2:56 pm

doormat wrote:I'm pretty good with computers, but I just don't get IRC. I mean, I tried it, but all those config files and ascii flags just gave me a headache.

It's like multiplayer dos. There's no excuse for that in 2006.


The default config on any half decent client I care to think of will enable you to get connected (under most circumstances). What client have you been using?
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Postby doormat » Wed May 31, 2006 6:24 pm

Oh, yeah, I can get connected...

"/ Recalls the previous line entered in the current window.
/! Recalls the last command typed in any window.
/action {action text} Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.
/ame {action text} Sends the specifed action to all channels which you are currently on.
/amsg {text} Sends the specifed message to all channels which you are currently on.
/auser {level} {nick|address} Adds a user with the specified access level to the remote users list.
/auto [on|off|nickname|address] Toggles auto-opping of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.
/away {away message} Sets you away leave a message explaining that you are not currently paying attention to IRC.
/away A plain away sets you being back.
/ban [#channel] {nickname} [type] Bans the specified nick from the curent or given channel.
/beep {number} {delay} Locally beeps 'number' times with 'delay' inbetween the beeps. /channel Pops up the channel central window (only works in a channel).
/clear Clears the entire scrollback buffer of the current window.
/clearall Clears all text in all open windows.
/ctcp {nickname} {ping|finger|version|time|userinfo|clientinfo} Does the given ctcp request on nickname.
/ctcps [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/ section (not) to listen to CTCP commands. Or checks its status.
/closemsg {nickname} Closes the query window you have open to the specified nick.
/creq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Chat request' settings in DCC/Options.
/dcc send {nickname} {file1} {file2} {file3} ... {fileN} Sends the specified files to nick.
/dcc chat {nickname} Opens a dcc window and sends a dcc chat request to nickname.
/dde [-r] {service} {topic} {item} [data] Allows DDE control between mIRC and other applications.
/ddeserver [[on [service name] | off] To turn on the DDE server mode, eventually with a givem service name.
/describe {#channel} {action text} Sends the specifed action to the specified channel window.
/disable {#groupname} De-activates a group of commands or events.
/disconnect Forces a hard and immediate disconnect from your IRC server. Use it with care.
/dlevel {level} Changes the default user level in the remote section.
/dns {nickname | IP address | IP name} Uses your providers DNS to resolve an IP address.
/echo [nickname|#channel|status] {text} Displays the given text only to YOU on the given place in color N.
/enable {#groupname} Activates a group of commands or events.
/events [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/ section (not) to listen to ON .. Events. Or checks its status.
/exit Forces mIRC to closedown and exit.
/finger {nick|address} Does a finger on a users address.
/flood [{numberoflines} {seconds} {pausetime}] Sets a crude flood control method.
/flush [levels] Clears all nicknames from the Remote/users list that are currently not on your channels.
/font Activates the font selection dialog.
/fsend [on|off] Shows fsends status and allows you to turn dcc fast send on or off.
/fserve {nickname} {maxgets} {homedirectory} [welcome text file] Opens a fileserver.
/groups [-e|d] Shows all (enabled or disabled) groups defined in the remote sections.
/guser {level} {nick} [type] Adds the user to the user list with the specified level and address type.
/help {keyword} Brings up the Basic IRC Commands section in the mIRC help file.
/ignore [on|off|nickname|address] Toggles ignoring of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.
/invite {nickname} {#channel} Invites another user to a channel.
/join {#channel} Makes you join the specified channel.
/kick {#channel} {nickname} Kicks nickname off a given channel.
/list [#string] [-min #] [-max #] Lists all currently available channels, evt. filtering for parameters.
/load {-apuce} {filename.ini} Loads Aliases, Popups or Remote items into mIRC.
/log [on|off] Shows the logging status or sets it on or off for the current window.
/me {action text} Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window. Also see /describe and /ctcp action.
/mode {#channel|nickname} [[+|-]modechars [parameters]] Sets channel or user modes.
/msg {nickname} {message} Send a private message to this user without opening a query window.
/names {#channel} Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.
/nick {new nickname} Changes your nickname to whatever you like.
/notice {nick} {message} Send the specified notice message to the nick.
/notify [on|off|nickname] Toggles notifying you of a nick on IRC or sets it on or off totally.
/onotice [#channel] {message} Send the specified notice message to all channel ops.
/omsg [#channel] {message} Send the specified message to all ops on a channel.
/part [#channel] [message] Makes you leave the specified channel.
/partall Makes you leave all channels you are on.
/ping {server address} Pings the given server. NOT a nickname.
/play [-cpqmrlt] [channel/nick] {filename} [delay/linenumber] Allows you to play text files.
/pop {delay} [#channel] {nickname} Performs a randomly delayed +o on a not already opped nick.
/protect [on|off|nickname|address] Toggles protection of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.
/query {nickname} {message} Open a query window to this user and send them the private message.
/quit [reason] Disconnect you from IRC with the optional byebye message.
/raw [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/ section (not) to listen to Raw commands. Or checks its status.
/raw {raw command} Sends any raw command you supply directly to the server. Use with care!
/remote [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/ section (not) to listen to CTCP or Raw remote commands and Events. Or checks its status.
/rlevel {access level} Removes all users from the remote users list with the specified access level.
/run {c:\path\program.exe} [parameters] Runs the specified program, evt. with parameters. Also try /run http://www.mirc.com etc.
/ruser {nick[!]|address} [type] Removes the user from the remote users list.
/save [-apuce] {filename.ini} Saves remote sections into a specified INI file.
/say {text} Says whatever you want to the active window.
/server [server address [port] [password]] Reconnects to the previous server or a newly specified one.
/sound [nickname|#channel] {filename.wav} {action text} Sends an action and a fitting sound request.
/speak {text} Uses the external text to speech program Monologue to speak up the text. Better use /gtalk with mIRC's Agent support.
/sreq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Send request' settings in DCC/Options.
/time Tells you the time on the server you use.
/timer[N] {repetitions} {interval in seconds} {command} [| {more commands}] Activates a timer.
/timestamp [on | off] Sets timestamping on or off for all your conversations.
/topic {#channel} {newtopic} Changes the topic for the specified channel.
/ulist {level} Lists all users in the remote list with the specified access levels.
/url [on|off|show|hide] [address] Opens the URL window that allows you to surf the www parallel to IRC.
/uwho [nick] Pops up the user central with information about the specified user.
/splay {c:\path\sound.file} Locally plays the specified sound file.
/who {#channel} Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.
/who {*part.of.address*} Shows all people on IRC with a matching address.
/whois {nickname} Shows information about someone in the status window. Also try /uwho.
/whowas {nickname} Shows information about someone who -just- left IRC.
/write [-cidl] {filename} [text] To write the specified text to a .txt file."

And that's just a selection! TOO MUCH! It's notepad, people!
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Postby Darksun » Wed May 31, 2006 7:41 pm

All you really have to know is /join #(channel)

Anyway, in GUI based clients most commands can be done through the GUI/Menu
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Postby doormat » Wed May 31, 2006 7:51 pm

You're wrong. I don't need to know that. I can live a very fullfilling life without knowing that. :lol:

In all seriousness, my desire to talk in realtime to people who can't be assed to install ICQ is outweighed by my total lack of intrest in learning how the hell IRC works.
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Postby Darksun » Wed May 31, 2006 9:21 pm

doormat wrote:You're wrong. I don't need to know that. I can live a very fullfilling life without knowing that. :lol:

In all seriousness, my desire to talk in realtime to people who can't be assed to install ICQ is outweighed by my total lack of intrest in learning how the hell IRC works.


You don't need to know how IRC works to be able to use it.
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Postby edd8990 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:17 am

I havent the foggiest clue how IRC works, and yet I'm frequently on there annoying people :D

And the only commans I use are
/j #<Channel> (Although I finally got round to setting AJOIN up, so I dont use that anymore!)
/me <Action>
/nick <New nick>

Oh, and of course
/ns identify <password>
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Postby Spectere » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:48 pm

It's really not hard to get IRC. Honestly, I think it takes less time to get on IRC than it does to sign up to an AIM/ICQ account and get the client up and running. mIRC is a good example of a client that does most of the grunt work for you.

The only IRC commands that I really know how to use well are /server, /join, /me, and /kick. Really, with modern clients you don't even need to know that much.
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Postby Babylon5 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:15 pm

I dont really care much about IRC.

I would use ICQ more, though, if more people used it :/ I have to stick to MSNM.
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Postby AgentX 24 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:00 pm

TBH, it really doesn't matter what client you use - they're just a means of being able to talk to your friends really :?.
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