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IRC room?

Post by ohemgee » Tue 04.19.2005 12:34 am

I'm assuming that there are at least more than a few people who knows what IRC is and how it works. I'd like to see an IRC chat room for this website's members. It would be really helpful for stuff like asking questions, study groups, and just plain old chatting. What do you think?

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RE: IRC room?

Post by OnlyJedi » Fri 04.22.2005 1:17 pm

There are a couple of un-official chatrooms floating about. Icy-Flame set one up on DeviantArt, and Diggity set one up on MSN, but nothing on IRC as far as I know. Someone should probably set one up...

OK, I just set one up :D. #thejapanesechat @ sorcery.net. We'll see how this works out.

As far as clients, I suggest either XChat (Windows, Linux, Mac), mIRC (Windows), or a Java applet client such as JWIRC and others. I can't vouch for anything but XChat displaying Japanese characters, though. Java applet clients especially may have problems with this.

If anyone needs further help setting up a client, let me know either in this thread or via PM.
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RE: IRC room?

Post by clay » Fri 04.22.2005 2:24 pm

I am fairly ignorant about all this, but if anyone knows of a chat script or applet that isn't too server intensive, I would be happy to install it for this site. Of course it would also have to support Japanese.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by ohemgee » Sat 04.23.2005 2:17 am

For ease of use, IRC is the way to go. It's easy to use with the right user-friendly client, and is fairly not server-intensive. However, there is no Japanese support that I know of, unless there's some type of add-on for mIRC you could use that I don't know about.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by ohemgee » Sat 04.23.2005 2:22 am

I stand corrected. I quickly visited the chan OnlyJedi created, and it looks like he incorporated some Japanese in the chan title.

It just needs the proper advertising, so we can get more people in it. Of course, if there are people here who do not know much about IRC, I'm sure the people who do will be glad to help.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by kuroikingyo » Sat 04.23.2005 10:11 am

Clay, There is a cool chat thing for websites called FlashChat that I think might be nice here... It's customizable and has different themes and look pretty cool. Go http://www.tufat.com/script2.htm to get it. I have seen it on a friends forum and like it alot... Also alot of Java based chats I have seen are really buggy on Macs and go slow and make the web browser crash... The only downside I see is that is is $5
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RE: IRC room?

Post by clay » Mon 04.25.2005 2:52 pm

Very good. I will check that out. It looks pretty good. Hopefully I will have time to install it tonight.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by clay » Mon 04.25.2005 5:39 pm

Ok. I got it installed. Let me know if you think this will work. If not, we can try something else.

I set up two rooms. One for general chat (where you can discuss learning Japanese in English) and one for practicing chatting in Japanese. 日本語でどうぞ!

Oh, YOU DON'T NEED A PASSWORD. Just enter a username.

<a href='/chat/flashchat.php' target='_blank'>Click for Chat</a>

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RE: IRC room?

Post by redfoxer » Mon 04.25.2005 5:51 pm

^^^^^^ Link doesnt work clay ;)
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RE: IRC room?

Post by Daisuke » Mon 04.25.2005 5:54 pm

Just type 'www.thejapanesepage.com/chat/flashchat.php' in your browser.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by redfoxer » Mon 04.25.2005 6:00 pm

lol thanx daisuke. Ignore me. gomen ne. i found out u can access it from the frontpage. ^^
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RE: IRC room?

Post by Daisuke » Mon 04.25.2005 6:12 pm

heh, it's okay.

It's a nice chat by the way.. Clay, am i mod there? i didn't enter a password or anything, but it said 'Password (if moderator)'.

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RE: IRC room?

Post by ohemgee » Mon 04.25.2005 10:04 pm

Checked out the room... it looks very pretty, and very empty. Let's get some advertising done here!

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RE: IRC room?

Post by Daisuke » Tue 04.26.2005 8:32 am

Yeah, i'll make a sticky thread about it.

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