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Old 23 October 2002, 13:26   #1
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Just an Idea

Just a quick idea. I think the Rib Net forums are excellent and a great source of information, views and opinions.

Often when I log on, I notice that there are a number of others loged into the forum at the same time (eg tonight: MarkWildey , Phil , toby.budd , Pepper , Alex Brown , nines ).

John, maybe there is demand enough for a Rib chat room on the site.

Just an idea.

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Old 23 October 2002, 18:46   #2
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Old 24 October 2002, 04:57   #3
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I do believe he was suggesting that an IRC server should be run on irc.rib.net. But there's not really much point in a whole server for just the one channel is there?
I'm an ircop on a smallish IRC server, if there was demaned, we could maybe have a #RIBnet channel there or something, then people could either connect with something like mIRC, or John could put up something like PHP IRC on the site to allow people to use a webchat interface. Just an idea...

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Yes, I agree..... but..... I also think perhaps that having an irc channel would take a lot of the activity out of the forums, which would not be so good.

Sorry about the one liner lastnight.... not entirely helpful for anyone who doesn't use irc

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I doubt it'd take away from the forums, it's more useful for just having a chat with anyone who happens to be online at the time. I use plenty of forums that also have IRC channels, and both are lively enough.

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just an idea

Not being a computer guru im not intierly sury what your talking about, MRC and PHP? all sounds good, but it has to be simple and obvious to people logging on to rib.net.

I dont think that it would take people away from the forum as it would be mostly just banter, I am sure the forum would still be used for longer, more detailed and drawn out debabes.

I would use it!
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mIRC is a Windows client for IRC (Internet Relay Chat). PHP is a web scripting language (this forum is written in PHP) used for various different things, and an IRC client has been written it for use on websites. There are other alternatives, like CGI IRC.

I agree that a chat room would probably be more like general chat and banter, maybe more getting to know each other than having major debates which would remain on the forum. But we'll leave that up to everyone to decide upon, maybe a vote is in order?

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Why not start up a #RIBnet channel and see how much interest it gets? I'm very unlikely to use it, but if it does turn out ot be popular I could look at putting PHP IRC on the site.

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Rightio then.

Anyone interested, grab yourself a copy of mIRC, and connect to irc.diveservices.co.uk (temp address, servers have just changed and dns records havent updated yet, will after that be irc.telefragged.com). Once connected, type /join #RIBnet

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