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T-Jay
11-30-2003, 11:48 AM
I have a question ....

i've got no idea whether this has been brought up or not ... but i was wondering if anyone had thought of creating a chatroom for everyone here to be able to chat in one area ... shoot the breeze etc....

might be another good way to get to know each other better to....

being a newbie-ish forum person thingy (sorry .. got carried away there) ... just thought i'd throw that out ....

ok .. i'm done .. my rant is over ....

** Base not your joy upon the deeds of others. For what is given can be taken away. NO HOPE = NO FEAR **

metaljustice83
11-30-2003, 07:33 PM
I like this idea alot, but I'm sure it could take awhile to get into effect because of the changes occuring on the site.

T-Jay
11-30-2003, 11:47 PM
well that all depends ....

i use IRC quite a bit .... so i could (for example) create a room on the IrCQnet servers .... which would also allow a Java applet of that room on the site here ...

setting up a room there would take no more than 10mins ....

but there are other chatroom facilities too .... just depends one whether those who run the show think the idea has merits .. and what kinda chatroom they would like .....

i only threw it out as an idea .... as i thought it could benefit this forum greatly ...

would be nice to get more feedback though.. hahaha

but either way .. it's still a great spot for musicians (guitarists in particular)

cheers.
T-Jay

metaljustice83
12-01-2003, 03:51 AM
PM guni and clive they will let you know whats up, they are both really busy so it could be a while for a response. Thats cool your volunteering

LarryJ
12-01-2003, 04:30 AM
I get the feeling most people stop in here during work, or a few times throughout the day, or at school or whatever, and dont have time to sit and talk. Even then it would probably only be a handful of people who actually found something to talk about consistantly enough to go and chat about it.

I'm not trying to sound condescending, it's just the way these things always seem to turn out. The only way I see it possible would be if it was held something like once a week, at a certain arranged time, but then this seems to be a fairly large international community, so that might not work out either. At the very least, the UK is about 5 hrs difference from me here on the east coast of the US, and that alone is enough to present problems. 8pm your time is 3am mine, and any earlier than that and people are probably still busy.

This is just my opinion. I'd be interested in hearing what others think/if there is indeed a worthwhile demand for it.

DanF
12-01-2003, 04:34 AM
I agree with Larry. I've tried this before on another guitar forum and had like 2 visitors in a whole week (I kept my client on IRC 24x7) it was an utter failure. People pop on here, read the crap. Make a quick post and get off. I do think maybe a weekly meeting or something could be fun but a fulltime chatroom would be a waste.

Still if you'd like to try don't let me stop you, I'll try to drop by when I can.

-Dan

T-Jay
12-01-2003, 04:39 AM
That's cool ...

was only an idea i threw out anyway :cool:

metaljustice83
12-01-2003, 05:22 AM
I'm on here quite often and see people I'd like to talk to, and if anyone wants to IM me on AIM speedyguitar13 is my screen name

Guni
12-01-2003, 10:10 AM
We actually did some tests with chatrooms (IRC based, php based, etc ...) because I was just curious - somewhere on the site there's still a beta for an ibreathemusic IRC channel with a web interface ...

There are a few issues with chat that made me not proceed with integrating it further...

1) if it's only casual talk there's always MSN and ICQ, etc ..

2) if it's informative, how do we make this info available to the public, eg index it, make it searchable for anyone without actually being part of the chat. Without chat, this information would be displayed as posts in the forums.

What it came down to was that a chat would be useful for special occations - say a chat with Mr XXX about a certain topic. Such an 'event' then could be logged, maybe summed up, put into an article and published on the site again.

T-Jay
12-01-2003, 10:26 AM
now that's a cool idea .. guess u could even create a room in yahoo ...

what if it were to be an ibreathemusic social room ... except for special events ... ie. Steve Vai is bored sh|tless one night and decides to have a Q&A ..... during that time the room is used only for that special event .. and anyone socially chatting etc .. is warned then booted out ....

just an idea .. but i like the special event thing ....

Zatz
12-01-2003, 09:34 PM
IMHO the chat room would distract folks from posting thoughtful messages. You'll need to record endless protocol of chat sessions to review interesting discussions. The ideas have to get stored and sorted properly like they are at IBreathe. MSN & ICQ are pretty much enough for communication online.

PS: Guni, Clive - IBreathe is lil' sweet poppet - just a cutie! I like the chnages! :cool:

Zatz.

Koala
12-02-2003, 03:02 PM
Yup forums are just easier to keep up with and to search in the future so id really stick to this format. But if you ever feel like talking just phone me LOL.... that ought be expensive :)

Zatz
12-02-2003, 10:41 PM
Hey Koala,

would this # work?

+52-55-MR-KOALA :D

Though you must have 8 digit local number I guess...

Koala
12-03-2003, 04:15 PM
Hey Zatz! Close, very close :) and yes it is an 8 digit local....

Man if i said itd be expensive i think wed both hafta seel our kidneys to pay for a phone call from ukraine lol

EricV
12-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Why not try it for fun ?
If you can access the IRC-net ( i.e. by using MIRC ),log on to a random DALnet server... channel: #ibreathe
I´ll be in there for a while...
Eric

EricV
12-16-2003, 11:37 PM
Woo-hoo... there are 2 of us in that room now... so feel free to drop in, I´ll leave it open for a while...
Eric

EricV
12-25-2003, 03:23 PM
Room´s currently open...

Shred Fan
12-26-2003, 01:02 AM
I'm there, the amps are on but nobody's home.

Guila
02-08-2004, 02:04 PM
t-jay and koala are my msn buddies :P

EricV
02-22-2004, 12:15 AM
Im in the room right now, and will be for a while... if anyone feels like dropping in...
Eric

EricV
02-24-2004, 01:34 AM
And again, I am in the IRC chatroom... if you feel like it, stop by
Warm regards
Eric V.

NP: Virgil Donati- Just Add Water

Carvinite
02-24-2004, 02:31 AM
I am in there but nobody is there...lol...thats my luck

EricV
02-24-2004, 02:47 AM
Did you log in through a dal.net-server ? Cuz I´m still in there, and so is Eagleheart. Gotta log in to any dal-server in order to get into the room we´re in.
If you´re on some over network and type #ibreathe, you´ll make up your own room...
Eric

Carvinite
02-24-2004, 06:31 PM
man i didnt do that...so I guess we could all try that some other time again...

also how do i get a DAL username?

I went there and i was going to get one i just couldnt find how to get one:mad:

EricV
02-24-2004, 07:46 PM
What I would recommend is to download the MIRC program, which is a shareware program that allows you to chat in IRC-chatrooms. ( www.mirc.com )
Once you have installed it, you can create a username, and then log on to different servers. You can choose to log on to a random DAL-server, and once you´re logged on to one of those, all you have to do is type #ibreathe into the room-window, and you´re in that room...
Hope this helps
Eric

Guila
02-24-2004, 07:50 PM
im there right now..

Carvinite
02-24-2004, 09:42 PM
let me try and figure this out

Guila
03-28-2004, 03:03 AM
i'm in the chatroom...

Carvinite
03-28-2004, 04:19 AM
I still am cluless as to how to use Mirc :(

Carvinite
03-28-2004, 04:23 AM
I got in!!!!!

Carvinite
03-28-2004, 04:47 AM
gone now.....

Guila
03-28-2004, 05:28 PM
im there kramer man

phantom
03-28-2004, 10:58 PM
im in the chatroom...i think.. :-) anyone want to join?

Guila
03-28-2004, 11:18 PM
im there :D

Carvinite
03-28-2004, 11:25 PM
im comin!....

phantom
03-28-2004, 11:28 PM
seem we are at different places.. where can i find u?

Carvinite
03-28-2004, 11:34 PM
#ibreathe 3 ppl are in there now!

phantom
03-28-2004, 11:39 PM
d#mn... when i go to #ibreathe i'm alone..
don't know what i'm doing wrong..

EricV
03-29-2004, 12:00 AM
Phantom, you have to log onto the same IRC-network. I always logged on to DAL-net ( random DAL-net server in the MIRC-connection dialogue )... if you log on to it, and enter #ibreathe, and no one else is in a room with that name, you create the room right then.
If someone else logs on to the DAL-network then and goes to #ibreathe, he´ll end up in the room you created. If you´re on a different network, it won´t work
Eric

phantom
03-29-2004, 12:05 AM
thanks eric ;-) i'm on my way... i hope..

phantom
03-29-2004, 12:14 AM
i'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unbelievable.

Carvinite
03-29-2004, 02:04 AM
im going there now

Carvinite
03-29-2004, 02:21 AM
gone now....

Carvinite
03-29-2004, 04:08 AM
im there now....

LarryJ
03-29-2004, 06:18 AM
Theres a way you can just provide a link to an irc chatroom. It's been a while since I've used the service, but there are things like Java applets Guni might be interested in hosting that will run it in a internet explorer window so not everyone has to download a irc client and configure it so the get in the same room. If anyones interested I could do a little research to see what I could find out.

Guila
04-03-2004, 09:22 PM
I'm there now

Carvinite
04-03-2004, 10:08 PM
me 2

Guila
04-04-2004, 01:37 AM
and moi

Guila
04-08-2004, 03:45 AM
im sitting right there

Guila
04-09-2004, 12:28 PM
Guess What?

Sakkaku
04-09-2004, 12:39 PM
What?

Guila
04-09-2004, 12:43 PM
I'm in the chatroom :D

Sakkaku
04-09-2004, 12:50 PM
Oh ok... I can't connect to a Random DAL Net server... stupid computer.

Guila
04-09-2004, 12:52 PM
Try this server mesra.kl.my.dal.net works for me:D

Guila
04-09-2004, 03:49 PM
Well, i'm still there

Guila
04-10-2004, 04:01 PM
anybody willing to chat?

JeffN
04-10-2004, 05:04 PM
Are all of you guys using mIRC? Are there any other programs that run for free?

EricV
04-10-2004, 05:33 PM
I think mIRC is for free, too... even though the evaluation time on mine has expired, I can still use it.
Eric

Sakkaku
04-11-2004, 03:00 AM
Yeah, mIRC has been around for years... I remember using it back in 1997 and it still had that 30 day evaluation thing on it... I think the guy reckons if you see his face for long enough you will just fork out how much it is to register, just so you don't have to see his face any more!!! Maybe.... :p

Sakkaku
04-11-2004, 03:02 AM
Oooh, my question - do you have to log into a DAL net server in order to be in #ibreathe? Because I can log in under a server called AUS.IRC.NET but whenever I do that, I'm the only one in the channel... regardless if people say they're chatting in it... do you have to be on the same type of server ? (The answer is probably yes - but I just have to make sure)

EricV
04-11-2004, 05:10 PM
Yes, it has to be a DAL-server. If you log in to a different kind of server, every time you enter the room-address "#ibreathe", you actually create a new room, that´s why you´re the only one in there.
So you should log on to a DAL-server. MIRC allows to log on to a random DAL server, which usually works fine
Eric

Guila
04-11-2004, 10:30 PM
there's to of us !

Sakkaku
04-11-2004, 11:11 PM
Hmm... my computer/connection/ISP doesn't like the DAL net servers... maybe I shall persist... we'll see...

Lowthorpe
04-15-2004, 10:32 PM
Sakkaku, not sure if this is what you meant when you were talking about the servers, but if I connect to a dal net server (going to pick some random letters here) such as irc.eu.dal.net and you xonnect to say, irc.monkeys.dal.net , we are still both on the dalnet server and can both be in the same channel, there are different places to connect to for the same server...

How about getting a Chanserv bot for the channel? Keeps the channel regularily active and can keep topics in place etc...if this gets off the ground, you can set certain people operator status allowing them to get rid of any unruly folk :P I can help with this if you like, whenever I'm at my PC, IRC is on anyway, I use it all the time.

Nick

Guila
04-17-2004, 06:24 PM
I'm there by the way...

Guila
04-21-2004, 01:29 PM
anybody wants to chat? i'm there right now

Carvinite
04-21-2004, 01:42 PM
im there where you be?

Carvinite
04-21-2004, 01:44 PM
gone now

Guila
04-21-2004, 01:46 PM
go back!

Guila
04-24-2004, 06:41 PM
kramer_man go to aim

Koala
04-24-2004, 07:24 PM
Well im in the chatroom if anyone cares to join, just figured this mirc thing out

Koala
04-24-2004, 08:05 PM
Leaving now.

Skeletor
04-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Alright I have IRC, how do I join you guys?

Koala
04-24-2004, 10:07 PM
Join a DAL server and enter #ibreathe

Skeletor
04-24-2004, 10:11 PM
Easy enough, I am now alone.

Carvinite
04-25-2004, 12:50 AM
im comin

Koala
04-25-2004, 04:29 PM
Im in there if anyone wishes to join

theguitarist
04-25-2004, 04:45 PM
whats up?

EricV
04-25-2004, 06:47 PM
OK, I am in there right now.
Join me if ya like
Eric

Carvinite
04-25-2004, 06:50 PM
im tryin to come

Carvinite
04-25-2004, 11:35 PM
im goin to come again

Koala
04-26-2004, 04:39 PM
IN there if anyone cares to join

Carvinite
04-26-2004, 04:47 PM
I may come

Carvinite
04-26-2004, 06:32 PM
in there if any one wants my company

Koala
04-26-2004, 06:48 PM
hey theres 3 of us chatting!

Carvinite
04-26-2004, 06:48 PM
WOW!!!! Thats gotta be like some new record!!

EricV
04-26-2004, 06:50 PM
Make that 4 =)
Eric

Carvinite
04-26-2004, 06:51 PM
now thats a record!!

EricV
04-26-2004, 09:54 PM
Hey guys,
we´re beta-testing a new chat-room ( thanks, Koala ), which has some cool features and is easier to log on to than IRC. No program-download required !
So click this link:
http://my.netomat.net/koala/Ibreathe/

and join us, will ya ?
Warm regards
Eric

salsainglesa
04-27-2004, 06:48 AM
There was no one online :(
Hope to see you soon good people!

Carvinite
04-27-2004, 02:03 PM
im in there if anyone cares to chat :D

Carvinite
04-27-2004, 02:45 PM
Im all alone.......Thats why im leaving

Carvinite
04-27-2004, 04:49 PM
im going back!!

Carvinite
04-27-2004, 05:08 PM
gone......so all of you guys can go in there now!!! :p

Carvinite
04-28-2004, 07:52 PM
im goin to the new chat ....you should too!!

EricV
04-28-2004, 08:35 PM
I´m in there too now. Drop by and join us if ya want to :)

http://my.netomat.net/koala/Ibreathe/

Koala
04-29-2004, 03:57 AM
Im around for a while, so if anyone feels like poppin in ...

Carvinite
04-29-2004, 04:41 PM
im a comin

Carvinite
04-29-2004, 10:24 PM
Im in there if anyone fells like droin by

Koala
04-30-2004, 02:13 AM
Ill be in there for a while
http://my.netomat.net/koala/Ibreathe/

Carvinite
05-01-2004, 03:29 AM
im a comin

Carvinite
05-01-2004, 05:20 PM
im in there

JeffN
05-02-2004, 12:17 AM
I'm in there right now. No telling how long though.

Carvinite
05-02-2004, 02:55 AM
Im in there

http://my.netomat.net/koala/Ibreathe/

Koala
05-02-2004, 03:27 PM
Hey Eric, shouldnt we move this to a new thread? LOL, just giving the url wihout the need of us posting every time were in there. You might wonder..."why doesnt this lazy *** do it himself?" , well your posts get far more rating :). A thread titled IBM beta chat or somn im thinkin. AH i dunno,

peace,