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      CommentAuthornaut
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2008 edited
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    Hi folks,

    I noticed a boost in forum and site activity in the last couple of days, which is great :)
    This is probably due to the loads of new movies every day.

    I think only few of you know of our IRC channel, which is generally poorly visited :(

    I see this post as encouragement to all of you, to join the channel,
    and chat with us :) Sure, a forum is great, but lots of problems and stuff
    is far better solved and discussed in a realtime chat :)

    So, what is this mysterious IRC chat, and how am I able to participate, you might ask.

    1. At first you have to download an IRC chat client. On windows I recommend mIRC: http://www.mirc.com, on a MAC I recommend Colloquy: http://www.colloquy.info
    2. Then you have to chose "quakenet" in the list of servers to connect to (irc.quakenet.org)
    3. Finally, join our room #whatthemovie and relax. No entry fees.

    If anyone has problems with these three steps, feel free to post your problems here. I'll try my best to help you :)

    Now, everybody join. This is a command! (The first arrivals get free vodka martini)
    • CommentAuthorChoco
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2008 edited
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    yeah ! good idea for vodka martini... and also for chat ;D

    I'll do this when I'll be really awaken !
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      CommentAuthormovieuser
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2008
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    i'm in.
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      CommentAuthorMimimi
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009
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    Awfully quiet in there. :-/
    Where are you peeps?
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      CommentAuthorantoninus
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
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    Hi there ppl. =)
    I joined the channel but I'd like to ask something, if you don't mind.
    It's been a long time - years and years - since I used to log on mIRC and it seems that everyone only chats through PMs.
    I was a little shy to bring it up with someone there, so I came here. :D
    Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorChogori
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
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    It's just generally quiet, with bouts of activity, every now and then. :)
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      CommentAuthortliff
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
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    we have joined a religion called "idling"
    basically we sit there and dont talk unless someone else talks
    so just ask something or say something or slap someone with a trout
    • CommentAuthorChogori
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
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    Oh god...they still do that? When I started chatting, back in '94 (there was no MSn, there wasn't even ICQ yet), we slapped with trouts. 15 years later, that smelly thing still gets used, lol!
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      CommentAuthorantoninus
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
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    Ok then. :)
    I'll drop by and talk when I feel lonely and blue. =D
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      CommentAuthorZanapher
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
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    Oh, and we're pretty serious about this "idling" thing (religiously serious) so even if you do say something, you might have to wait some time before someone does answer (we're usually in some idling trance that lasts hours so don't be in a hurry).

    However any lively conversation is very welcome.
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      CommentAuthorCotp
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    I downloaded Miranda http://www.miranda-im.org/
    to try and join the chat
    But I am having problem to connect to the chatroom and I can't see other members online.
    Is anyone else using Miranda ?
    Since I found it on Google to auto join a room I added "/join #whatthemovie" in the Advanced option
    But I don't kwow something seems to be wrong

    I did "Open chat window" got this
    "[12:15] Welcome to the QuakeNet IRC Network, Cotp
    [12:15] Your host is port80c.se.quakenet.org, running version u2.10.12.10+snircd(1.3.4a) "
    then a lot of blablabla
    then
    "[12:15] There are 21 users and 86221 invisible on 43 servers
    [12:15] 78 operator(s) online "
    last instructions are
    "[12:15] Notice from port80c.se.quakenet: on 1 ca 1(4) ft 20(20)
    [12:15] +i
    [12:15] Cotp sets mode +i
    [12:18] No such nick: port80c.se.quakenet.org"
    And I don't manage to see u guys :(
    Anybody help ?
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      CommentAuthorthem00ch
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    you could just use the web-based one,

    http://whatthemovie.com/page/chat

    or use one of the apps naut suggested in the first post.
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      CommentAuthorCotp
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    I tried to use the web-based but it didn't work, guess I'm not very luck today :( but thanks for the advice. I'll try again later.
    • CommentAuthorHaya
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2010
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    NO ONE IS RESPONDING OK OK ALLO
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      CommentAuthorthem00ch
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2010
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    You have to wait a few minutes - someone will respond just have patience :)
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      CommentAuthorthem00ch
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2010
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    If the site goes down, the traffic doubles in the IRC channel, but everyone leaves when the site is back up :( IRC isn't just for downtime! Come spend some time with us all in #whatthemovie

    Visiting us in IRC will reward you with:
    -random inane conversations
    -backstage gossip!
    -people joining, saying "HELLO? NEEDS HULP!" and then quitting immediately!
    -ohlookbirdies (aka sebas) great (and some not so great) jokes
    -some (not enough) movie talk
    -the occasional trivia quiz
    -blackjack with Errorgator
    -notification when a shot hits FF
    -immediate help and advice from moderators/admins and other users if you need it.

    And some other things. I realise I'm not exactly selling this very well, but really, come and join even if you just idle in there.
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2010
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    And the occasional game of "Wipe-out-the-world-with-virus".

    Stupid Madagascar always survives...
    • CommentAuthorBeautymist
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
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    mmm... indeed, why choose such an old-fashioned and impractical tool such as an IRC ?

    I get the following:

    * Connecting to irc.quakenet.org (6667)
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    * Unable to connect to server (Connection timed out)
    -

    is your port actually 6667 ?
    thanks for your help!

    BM
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
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    Yes, it is :) And nothing impractical about it, IRC has the advantages that it's light, mult-platform and intended to use for broad chats. Also, we don't host the chat on the WTM-servers, which is good for reducing the load.
    • CommentAuthorBeautymist
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
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    thanks Asmodai!

    From the fact that WTM chose an IRC as a chat, I did understand that WTM's choice was to NOT host a chat on its own servers. ;-)

    Now, I'll try my best to connect to this IRC. Idling is also my religion. ^^

    BM
    • CommentAuthorToets
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2011
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    How do you start the Trivia game in the Errorgator irc ?
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    Good question !