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Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:00 am

For those who aren't aware, I maintain an IRC channel on freenode for spudding related discussion. To access it, just connect to the freenode network using your IRC client (irssi, hexchat, pidgin, etc.) and type /join ##spudfiles

It doesn't see much traffic right now, but hopefully it will pick up if enough people see this thread.
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Re: Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:09 am

Seriously you guys.

I log into this room almost more often than I do the chat here on Spudfiles, but there's never anybody in there.

When I log into the room here, I also log into ##spudfiles as well. :)

Looking forward to chatting without having to use third-party browser extensions to reload the room every 10 minutes to prevent timeouts during slow conversations.
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Re: Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:16 pm

mark.f wrote:Looking forward to chatting without having to use third-party browser extensions to reload the room every 10 minutes to prevent timeouts during slow conversations.


Hah, indeed.

The disaster that is the current chat implementation is the reason I started the channel.
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Re: Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:42 pm

... why would anyone be using a 3rd party extension to reload the chat room when it does that it's self? If no one is chatting over the 15 minute timeout, are you really going to sit and stare to watch for someone else to come in?
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Re: Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:57 pm

Sometimes people load the chat, switch to another tab, do work for 30 minutes only to find out that they've been signed out of the existing spudfiles chat in that time, and someone that came in 5 minutes ago will join, not see you because you've been 'inactive', and leaves. then you finally check that tab, and boom - chance to discuss relevant spud gunning matters gone.

That's happened to me, and may be what the others are referring to when they discuss their angst towards the current timeout period.

I doubt it is as you say, staring at the chat screen (Or at least I hope they aren't :lol: )
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Re: Spudfiles IRC Channel

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:20 am

PCGUY wrote:... why would anyone be using a 3rd party extension to reload the chat room when it does that it's self? If no one is chatting over the 15 minute timeout, are you really going to sit and stare to watch for someone else to come in?


Usually the only way to get a chat going is to post in the thread and wait for people to show up, and sometimes that takes upwards of an hour or even more. I'm not staring at the chat screen that entire time, I'm in another tab reading something else and don't want to switch back to reload before the session expires so I use Reload Every to do it for me.
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