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    I've set up a #PinballArcadeFans IRC room on freenode.net. This was initially at the request of a few users over in the Android thread, however it's open to any PAF user, on any platform. The more the merrier!

    I'm OPS (fancy word for channel moderator) in the room, and I'm on during Brisbane, Australia hours.

    How to Join In the Fun (basic steps)


    1. Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/
    2. Type #PinballArcadeFans into the channel field.
    3. Set your IRC Nick (the name you want to represent yourself with - using your forum user name is a great start)
    4. Start chatting!


    Great, but what now?

    http://freenode.net/faq.shtml is a great start to working out how to use IRC if you are new to it. Take the time to read this web page.

    Particularly the bit about how to get IRC user's attention in the chat room (type the full IRC nick of the user you want to get the attention of, and the user's IRC client will flash to let them know you are talking to them)

    Registering Your Nickname (basically, it's your username on all freenode IRC servers)

    Your IRC Nick performs the same function as your user account here on Pinball Arcade Fans: it uniquely identifies you and gives you a consistent "presence" on the IRC rooms you visit.

    These instructions are paraphrased from http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#registering. Don't be daunted by the steps: follow them and you'll be registered in no time.


    1. Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/
    2. Type #PinballArcadeFans into the channel field.
    3. Set your IRC Nick (the name you want to represent yourself with - using your forum user name is a great start)
    4. In the IRC client message window, type /msg NickServ REGISTER [password] [user@example.com]
      (where [password] is a unique password only you know, and [user@example.com] is the email address you want to link to your IRC nick.
    5. If you get a message that the user name is already registered, use the /nick [username] command to change to another user name and repeat Step 4.
    6. Open your email account, and look for an email sent from freenode with a verification command.
    7. Copy and paste the verification command into the IRC message window, and press ENTER.
    8. You have now successfully registered your IRC user name. Ensure you log in regularly to ensure the account doesn't become inactive.


    Using an IRC Client (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)

    Once you've got a taste of the shenanigans using the web chat service, you will probably want to experiment with a proper IRC client.

    You've already registered your IRC nick, so you can configure your IRC client to automatically join the chat room *and* automatically verify your IRC nick as "genuinely you".

    Android
    I've found AndroIRC to be really good. It has freenode.net support baked-in. It is free, but if you find you like it, there is a paid version. The paid version is used to keep the IRC servers up, so it's worth supporting if you can.
    RUBICN64 has found that Android IRC on Amazon is a great client as well. This app is also in Google Play as a paid app.

    iOS
    Colloquy works quite well (also has a Mac version).

    Windows/Mac/Linux
    I can recommend Pidgin. I use this daily at work, and it handles gTalk, IRC, MSN, pretty much everything. I'm running fedora OS.

    Found an IRC client that you love? Ping me and I'll add it here so others can benefit.
    Last edited by jaredmorgs; 02-09-2014 at 04:37 PM. Reason: Updating with another Android IRC client recommended by a user
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    I think it's freenode.net as .org just times out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Spiby View Post
    I think it's freenode.net as .org just times out for me.
    Wasn't in front of my pc to confirm when writing it from my tablet. .net is correct. Thanks for the pickup. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredmorgs View Post
    Wasn't in front of my pc to confirm when writing it from my tablet. .net is correct. Thanks for the pickup. ;-)
    You might want to edit your first post to reflect that.

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    Done..

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    You got the OP but missed the title.
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    No I didn't!

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    Thanks Jan for sorting that for me. I can't seem to edit the titles of posts I create. Must be an administrator-only privilege.

    Also, here's a FAQ for those new to freenode: http://freenode.net/faq.shtml

    I would recommend registering your nick once you decide on one. And set a password with NickServ so you are authenticated each time to log-on to the server.

    /msg NickServ help will give you the commands you need to use to do this.
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    Pinball Arcade Chatroom

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to let you know that Jaredmorgs was nice enough to set up a public chatroom for us via http://webchat.freenode.net/

    simply put PinballArcadeFans into the channel field and all of you can join in on a real time chat if you wish.

    cheers,
    Ryan

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    Water's great, guys. Come hang out! I've added this channel to my work day idle config. So I'll be around from roughly 7:30 to 4:30 UTC-5 Monday through Friday if anybody wants to talk some pin. (Or anything else. We're trading youtube song links at the moment)
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    I've seen some interesting stuff re: TPA today in there as well I must say....
    Last edited by bavelb; 08-17-2012 at 10:33 AM.
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    You guys we have Jeff and PiN WiZ now. It's a proper party.
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    after my brief visit, I had a call from the IT dept... bit tricky cos I'm in a joint venture office, not my company's office, but yeah guys it's cool, pay a visit.

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    Come on in. The water's warm

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    Man, I hate those "reCAPTCHA" securities!
    I tried entering the two words about 4 times before I gave it.

    I swear they make up new letters that don't yet exist!
    The latest one looks like it says BEEF STIGIE and then has a sideways W with a snake tongue coming out. WTF?!

    I tried.

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    Good session tonight, ranging from Ray Harryhausens birthday bash in London, to old Jeff Minter games

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonman View Post
    Man, I hate those "reCAPTCHA" securities!
    I tried entering the two words about 4 times before I gave it.

    I swear they make up new letters that don't yet exist!
    The latest one looks like it says BEEF STIGIE and then has a sideways W with a snake tongue coming out. WTF?!

    I tried.
    You are better of installing a client, like Pidgin
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    cant get to it through the PS3, guess I'll fire up the mac but not on the sauce

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    Hmmm. I knocked but nobody was home.
    I'm just sayin'

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    I had a blast in the chat room last night, and I'm coming and going tonight.

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    Maybe we can add a permanent link in the header?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutyertrap View Post
    Hmmm. I knocked but nobody was home.
    same, I'll try again later.
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    I tried but nothing....Oh well I feel a good game coming on

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKILL_SHOT View Post
    I tried but nothing....Oh well I feel a good game coming on
    Ha! I just checked 10 minutes ago. Still at my computer, I'll log in if you wanna chat.
    I'm just sayin'

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    Lads girlies.and those that just cant choose....we have a chat room dont wrry ill speak enough for us all...

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