The Flat Earth Society

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Title: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Lemon on December 01, 2013, 03:51:35 PM
The easiest way to get on IRC is to use the web chat (https://irc.tfes.org/).

If you'd prefer to use a real IRC client, here are the details:

Server: irc.tfes.org
Port: 7000 (requires SSL)
Chat room: #theflatearthsociety


Note for newcomers: This IRC channel is mostly used for light socialising and posting memes. If you want to ask questions about Flat Earth Theory, please do so on the forum.

If you are interested in having a channel for Flat Earth-related discussion, please create a thread in Suggestions & Concerns so we can gauge interest. It is not out of the question, but currently there are not enough people on IRC who are interested for it to be worthwhile.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 01, 2013, 03:54:29 PM
Thanks. Sticky'd.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 02:51:47 AM
Alas, it still doesn't work for me.  I don't understand how IRC suddenly became so much more technical and complicated.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on December 02, 2013, 02:58:59 AM
I got it to work on mIRC by using the direct URL. It wouldn't let me connect to either irc.relic.net or tauri.relic.net on any ports.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 03:35:36 AM
I can't install mIRC because I'm missing "msvcp110.dll," whatever the fuck that is.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 02, 2013, 03:58:30 AM
I can't install mIRC because I'm missing "msvcp110.dll," whatever the fuck that is.
You'll need this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

Also HexChat (http://hexchat.github.io/) is a pretty good IRC client imo.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 02, 2013, 05:52:37 AM
I can't install mIRC because I'm missing "msvcp110.dll," whatever the fuck that is.

Microsoft Windows, ladies and gentlemen.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 02, 2013, 06:38:01 AM
Mentlegen
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 03:59:08 PM
I can't install mIRC because I'm missing "msvcp110.dll," whatever the fuck that is.
You'll need this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

I can't install that for the exact same reason.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 02, 2013, 04:05:19 PM
Wait, how? That should provide the dll you're missing ???
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 04:07:59 PM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 02, 2013, 05:11:00 PM
I don't even care to find out what you're doing wrong, but I'm sure you're doing something wrong.

When in doubt, delete system32.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 02, 2013, 06:03:39 PM
Reinstall your OS, sadaam.

Or better yet, install Gentoo.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Gayer on December 02, 2013, 09:23:06 PM
Use xchat Saddam, that works fine for me
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 09:49:39 PM
Use xchat Saddam, that works fine for me

Same problem.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 03, 2013, 05:43:46 AM
I had the same issue you did Saddam, but the Microsoft link pp provided allowed me to download it.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 04, 2013, 11:20:32 AM
Use xchat Saddam, that works fine for me

Same problem.
Just reinstall Windows already.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 04, 2013, 01:20:32 PM
Use xchat Saddam, that works fine for me

Same problem.
Just reinstall Windows already.

I have an ominous feeling that if I try this, the exact same message will stop me, and I'll be completely fucked.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 04, 2013, 01:22:40 PM
I have an ominous feeling that if I try this, the exact same message will stop me, and I'll be completely fucked.

Install Linux.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 04, 2013, 01:31:04 PM
Same ominous feeling.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 04, 2013, 02:30:37 PM
Install a remote desktop program and give me access.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 05, 2013, 10:29:58 PM
Just a suggestion, but an irc chat thing could be in the header of this forum.

Upside is easy and everyone gets to be part of the discussion as it happens live. This i really like. + its not saved so you can be a bit more out there.

Downside is it is more moderation.

But it may well be fun. If it can be done, why not trial it? Putting everything in one place is simpler and easy for users.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 05, 2013, 10:36:56 PM
Just a suggestion, but an irc chat thing could be in the header of this forum.

Upside is easy and everyone gets to be part of the discussion as it happens live. This i really like. + its not saved so you can be a bit more out there.

Downside is it is more moderation.

But it may well be fun. If it can be done, why not trial it? Putting everything in one place is simpler and easy for users.

IRC change is coming, now that the people running IRC and the people running the forum are the same. It's just not a priority, and keeping things the same for now will help people continue to settle into a familiar-looking forum.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 05, 2013, 10:44:03 PM
Just a suggestion, but an irc chat thing could be in the header of this forum.

Upside is easy and everyone gets to be part of the discussion as it happens live. This i really like. + its not saved so you can be a bit more out there.

Downside is it is more moderation.

But it may well be fun. If it can be done, why not trial it? Putting everything in one place is simpler and easy for users.

IRC change is coming, now that the people running IRC and the people running the forum are the same. It's just not a priority, and keeping things the same for now will help people continue to settle into a familiar-looking forum.
interesting. A site hosted chat I would use (especially if it shared the login). You know how I feel about IRC. I shall watch your career with great interest.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 05, 2013, 10:47:02 PM
Just a suggestion, but an irc chat thing could be in the header of this forum.

Upside is easy and everyone gets to be part of the discussion as it happens live. This i really like. + its not saved so you can be a bit more out there.

Downside is it is more moderation.

But it may well be fun. If it can be done, why not trial it? Putting everything in one place is simpler and easy for users.

But then it would be harder to talk behind people's backs
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 05, 2013, 11:25:52 PM
But then it would be harder to talk behind people's backs
Yes, it would. >:(

I'll add that to the positives.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on December 06, 2013, 12:25:56 AM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.

Get a flash drive or SD card, install that onto it from a different computer, then copy it onto your system.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 06, 2013, 12:56:24 AM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.

Get a flash drive or SD card, install that onto it from a different computer, then copy it onto your system.

Same ominous feeling.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on December 06, 2013, 02:59:36 AM
There are downsides to having Chat built into the forums.

1.  Guests will probably be able to read it.  People post personal information on the current IRC.

2.  People, especially noobs, will likely think that the chat is a live FE Q&A session and treat it as such.

3.  We do talk about people behind their backs a lot there and it would make it harder to do that if anyone can see it.

These are a few that I could think of off the top of my head. 
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on December 06, 2013, 03:01:41 AM
There are downsides to having Chat built into the forums.

1.  Guests will probably be able to read it.  People post personal information on the current IRC.

2.  People, especially noobs, will likely think that the chat is a live FE Q&A session and treat it as such.

3.  We do talk about people behind their backs a lot there and it would make it harder to do that if anyone can see it.

These are a few that I could think of off the top of my head. 

Why not have a built in chat and one separate from the forum but still affiliated with FES
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on December 06, 2013, 03:03:43 AM
You guys are like a bunch of gossipy girls talking about people behind their backs.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 06, 2013, 03:37:41 AM
You guys are like a bunch of gossipy girls talking about people behind their backs.

If you ever showed up, you'd do the same.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on December 06, 2013, 03:49:07 AM
You guys are like a bunch of gossipy girls talking about people behind their backs.

If you ever showed up, you'd do the same.
I don't show up cause it's boring.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 06, 2013, 04:11:18 AM
You guys are like a bunch of gossipy girls talking about people behind their backs.

If you ever showed up, you'd do the same.
I don't show up cause it's boring.
You're boring  >:(
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on December 06, 2013, 04:19:16 AM
Why don't you go talk about how boring I am with your little girlfriends. >:|
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on December 06, 2013, 04:20:19 AM
:'(
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 06, 2013, 05:28:16 AM
Why don't you go talk about how boring I am with your little girlfriends. >:|

I only have one girlfriend  >:(

And yes, I will talk about you behind your back since you refuse to come hang with the cool kids.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on December 06, 2013, 05:30:20 AM
Currently talking about both you guys behind your backs.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Foxbox on December 06, 2013, 05:32:14 AM
come hang with the cool kids.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on December 06, 2013, 05:39:51 AM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.

Get a flash drive or SD card, install that onto it from a different computer, then copy it onto your system.

Same ominous feeling.

How can you get an installation error when you wouldn't be installing anything?


I don't show up cause it's boring.

It's pretty nice. :P I mean, as long as you have it open and aren't only doing that. That would be boring. And also dumb.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 06, 2013, 07:37:42 AM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.

Get a flash drive or SD card, install that onto it from a different computer, then copy it onto your system.

Same ominous feeling.
Quit being a fucking noob.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on December 06, 2013, 08:16:06 AM
lol he trolled you
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2013, 11:53:14 AM
(http://i.omgomg.eu/trole)
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on December 06, 2013, 12:20:20 PM
I need the thing I'm missing to install the thing I'm missing.  It's terrible.

Get a flash drive or SD card, install that onto it from a different computer, then copy it onto your system.

Same ominous feeling.

How can you get an installation error when you wouldn't be installing anything?


I don't show up cause it's boring.

It's pretty nice. :P I mean, as long as you have it open and aren't only doing that. That would be boring. And also dumb.
It is. But when I get on my computer I'm usually playing a game so it doesn't really work out.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 07, 2013, 01:20:48 AM
Saddam, just use mibbit.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 07, 2013, 04:22:50 AM
Saddam, just use mibbit.

My problems with IRC actually began when I somehow became unable to connect using mibbit.  However, after trying it again, it looks like it's working once more.  I seem to have come full circle.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 07, 2013, 10:06:09 PM
Just a suggestion, but an irc chat thing could be in the header of this forum.

Upside is easy and everyone gets to be part of the discussion as it happens live. This i really like. + its not saved so you can be a bit more out there.

Downside is it is more moderation.

But it may well be fun. If it can be done, why not trial it? Putting everything in one place is simpler and easy for users.

Below is a pretty nice looking chat for SMF.
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1319

Anyone else think its worth a trial?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 07, 2013, 10:11:00 PM
Saddam, just use mibbit.

My problems with IRC actually began when I somehow became unable to connect using mibbit.  However, after trying it again, it looks like it's working once more.  I seem to have come full circle.
So get on IRC.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 07, 2013, 10:20:40 PM
Below is an alternative IRC plugin.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1256

I like this less, but its better than something completely seperate.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on December 08, 2013, 08:24:57 AM
Might be a nice try as long as they're made less ugly.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 08, 2013, 09:11:39 AM
Thork, this is a valid consideration for the future, but I don't want to do it yet. For some context, I am contemplating moving the IRC channel off RelicNET and onto our own IRC network (which would consist of only my VPS to start with). This would have numerous advantages, including the fact that we'd be able to do something when services go down, and the ability to create as many channels as we like to discuss different topics. Oh, and we'd be able to boot troublemakers off the network instead of just banning them from the channel.

I'd rather wait until we have a final decision on which IRC network to use before we go ahead with anything like this, as the more things we have referring to the IRC channel, the more there is to change if we decide to switch.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 08, 2013, 11:29:41 AM
I really don't like having a separate window that you have to open though. Can the IRC be integrated to live on the forum page?

We have a really active society with people on-line all the time. Its a massive strength. If you arrive and see chat messages appearing before your eyes I hope it would make you want to join in.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 08, 2013, 01:03:41 PM
I really don't like having a separate window that you have to open though. Can the IRC be integrated to live on the forum page?

We have a really active society with people on-line all the time. Its a massive strength. If you arrive and see chat messages appearing before your eyes I hope it would make you want to join in.

Stop trying to actively ruin IRC.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 08, 2013, 01:04:25 PM
I really don't like having a separate window that you have to open though. Can the IRC be integrated to live on the forum page?

We have a really active society with people on-line all the time. Its a massive strength. If you arrive and see chat messages appearing before your eyes I hope it would make you want to join in.

Stop trying to actively ruin IRC.
:(

I can't use IRC. I can use a chat window.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 08, 2013, 01:14:52 PM
IRC is a chat window.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 08, 2013, 01:15:53 PM
IRC is a chat window.

But it's a separate chat window!
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 08, 2013, 01:19:08 PM
I don't like it being separate. Its a pain in the hole to get to and whenever I get there, no one says anything.

If I could just see it and chat whenever I saw active chat, I'd use it.

Besides Parsifal said there could be more than one channel. If you must all bitch about people behind their backs, you can do it in a secret channel that I will never visit.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 08, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
I don't like it being separate. Its a pain in the hole to get to and whenever I get there, no one says anything.

If I could just see it and chat whenever I saw active chat, I'd use it.

Besides Parsifal said there could be more than one channel. If you must all bitch about people behind their backs, you can do it in a secret channel that I will never visit.

You mean the one everyone will end up using anyway. Nobody wants spectators in IRC.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 08, 2013, 01:26:04 PM
ok ...

Its not something I use anyway. It was just a suggestion.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 08, 2013, 01:27:26 PM
Besides, the type of conversations that usually goes on is probably not something that should be visible here.

I don't like it being separate. Its a pain in the hole to get to and whenever I get there, no one says anything.
You could just fucking leave it on and set it up to notify you of chat activity or something. Most IRC client has an option like this. And you don't need to close a chat program just because there's currently no activity or if you aren't currently using it. Just leave it on and people will eventually start chatting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on December 08, 2013, 01:28:56 PM
Guys, its your thing. Maybe the plugin for IRC mibbit might help. I'll leave it to you.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on December 09, 2013, 03:38:05 AM
It's really not that tough once you have it set up. To get on IRC I literally click two buttons, then I type "/join #theflatearthsociety" and I'm chatting.

I could probably even cut out that last step if I knew how to in Trillian and I could be right in FES IRC in two clicks.

EDIT: Took like 30 seconds to figure out. I now take two clicks to get into FES' IRC channel.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on February 10, 2014, 06:13:42 PM
If you use firefox, the easiest would be ChatZilla. Bookmark irc://irc.relic.net/theflatearthsociety. Click, you're in.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on February 12, 2014, 02:45:31 PM
Fellas, fellas.. Don't confuse the noob.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on February 14, 2014, 11:37:43 PM
irc.relic.net: Could not connect
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Vindictus on February 14, 2014, 11:56:11 PM
It's broke.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on February 15, 2014, 12:25:11 AM
Daniel please fix
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on February 15, 2014, 02:59:11 AM
Hi Thork.  Where is Abu?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on February 15, 2014, 03:55:16 AM
Try reconnecting now, seems to be fine. Failing that, connect to critical.relic.net instead of irc.relic.net.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on February 19, 2014, 05:58:38 PM
19:45 -!- Saddam [4847f3f4@relic-9jold2.mibbit.com] has joined #theflatearthsociety
19:45 < Saddam> hum
19:45 < Saddam> Parsifal beardo blanko jroa
19:46 < Saddam> Parsifal should wear a diaper
19:48 -!- Saddam [4847f3f4@relic-9jold2.mibbit.com] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]
19:57 < beardo> so patient
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on February 19, 2014, 07:39:30 PM
I hadn't meant to close the window, but once I did, I was too busy to bring it back up again.  Anyway, I stand by what I said.  Parsifal should wear a diaper.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on April 13, 2014, 09:24:57 AM
ded server?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on April 13, 2014, 09:26:12 AM
ded server?

Works for me. Try connecting to irc.tfes.org, or failing that, tauri.relic.net. If that still doesn't work, let me know and I'll figure something out.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on April 13, 2014, 09:34:45 AM
It says "connection refused" for both servers, and from both my PC and my phone.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on April 13, 2014, 09:37:01 AM
It says "connection refused" for both servers, and from both my PC and my phone.

Okay, stand by.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on April 13, 2014, 09:55:15 AM
Please try connecting again to irc.tfes.org, on port 6667, no SSL (for now).
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on April 13, 2014, 10:08:41 AM
Well, now it says "connection timed out".
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on April 13, 2014, 10:18:16 AM
Well, now it says "connection timed out".

Sorry, that's me being a retard. Try again.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on April 13, 2014, 09:08:46 PM
It's still too hard.

Inb4outofcontextquotes.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on April 13, 2014, 09:17:40 PM
So hard that literally everyone here except you can figure it out.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on April 14, 2014, 02:33:17 PM
oi mate i am thork hi
hi
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on April 22, 2014, 10:50:23 AM
Why aren't more people on irc? You all can't be as incompetent as Th*rk, can you?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on April 22, 2014, 11:32:31 AM
Everyone should be on IRC. It's wonderful. As someone who was originally skeptical, I am now a convert.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on April 22, 2014, 01:09:23 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on April 22, 2014, 01:25:19 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
We get active fairly often, but it's usually in bursts. It works quite well if you just have an IRC client running in the background and doing other shit.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on April 22, 2014, 02:04:49 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
We get active fairly often, but it's usually in bursts. It works quite well if you just have an IRC client running in the background and doing other shit.
I can't when I'm at work and that's mostly when I'm on a computer.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on April 22, 2014, 02:12:27 PM
Aw :(

Well, try it every now and then. You're bound to catch us talking at some point!
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on April 22, 2014, 05:23:04 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.

Hmm, well feel free to try again! I'm generally active for many hours a day as I do leave it running the majority of the time, so if you join (particularly if you tag me) I'll almost undoubtedly respond.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on April 22, 2014, 05:35:36 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
We get active fairly often, but it's usually in bursts. It works quite well if you just have an IRC client running in the background and doing other shit.
I can't when I'm at work and that's mostly when I'm on a computer.

You can, you're just afraid.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on April 22, 2014, 09:50:38 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
We get active fairly often, but it's usually in bursts. It works quite well if you just have an IRC client running in the background and doing other shit.
I can't when I'm at work and that's mostly when I'm on a computer.

You can, you're just afraid.
I can't install anything at work.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on April 22, 2014, 09:51:07 PM
No one is ever active when I log on except for that one time with you, Snupes.
We get active fairly often, but it's usually in bursts. It works quite well if you just have an IRC client running in the background and doing other shit.
I can't when I'm at work and that's mostly when I'm on a computer.

You can, you're just afraid.
I can't install anything at work.

http://mibbit.com/

No installation required.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on June 03, 2014, 09:22:27 AM
Why aren't more people on irc? You all can't be as incompetent as Th*rk, can you?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on June 03, 2014, 02:06:03 PM
I will make it a point to get on IRC at some point today.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on June 03, 2014, 06:23:32 PM
where can I get on? The old channel doesn't work for me :(
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on June 03, 2014, 06:25:03 PM
where can I get on? The old channel doesn't work for me :(

irc.tfes.org
#theflatearthsociety

That works for me.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Vongeo on June 08, 2014, 05:42:10 AM
mibibit won't work
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on June 08, 2014, 09:51:35 AM
So don't use mibibit.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on July 03, 2014, 09:08:02 AM
Why aren't more people on irc? You all can't be as incompetent as Th*rk, can you?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on July 06, 2014, 06:59:47 PM
I get on every now and then but no one is active so I end up leaving.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on July 06, 2014, 07:11:00 PM
I get on every now and then but no one is active so I end up leaving.

There are people active most of the time. I've noticed that you leave in just a few minutes without saying anything, so people don't even get to notice that you're there. Remember, saying people's names is a good way to alert people to your presence.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Vindictus on July 06, 2014, 09:02:18 PM
Blanko: Blanko
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on July 08, 2014, 08:38:44 AM
Also, an IRC client is usually not much of a resource hog, so you can just leave it on. No reason to quit just because no one is currently talking. Leave it on and check it every now and then.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on July 08, 2014, 09:49:28 AM
I check beardo every now and then, in a clinical way. 
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on July 08, 2014, 08:10:19 PM
I feel so defiled every time
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on July 09, 2014, 03:54:25 AM
what use when no mibbit tho?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on July 09, 2014, 04:08:10 AM
what use when no mibbit tho?

Shitty IRC apps for android or iPhone.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 13, 2014, 03:16:14 PM
Mibbit seems to be broken for me.  I've managed to install HexChat.  Somebody please walk me through this.  There's a big long list of networks.  Which one do I select?

Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on July 13, 2014, 03:25:48 PM
Mibbit seems to be broken for me.  I've managed to install HexChat.  Somebody please walk me through this.  There's a big long list of networks.  Which one do I select?

None of them, as our network is not included in the list.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 13, 2014, 03:38:17 PM
Do I add a network, then?  If so, what's it called?

Please bear with me here.  I wish I were better at this stuff, but I'm not.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on July 13, 2014, 03:40:03 PM
Do I add a network, then?  If so, what's it called?

Call it whatever you want. Then use:

Quote from: parsifal
Server: irc.tfes.org
Port: 6667
Chat room: #theflatearthsociety

Direct URL: irc://irc.tfes.org/theflatearthsociety
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 13, 2014, 03:47:52 PM
There we go.  Thanks, guys. :)
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on July 14, 2014, 08:49:49 AM
Do I add a network, then?  If so, what's it called?

Please bear with me here.  I wish I were better at this stuff, but I'm not.

Use the Tor network and NASA will never be able to track you down. 
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on August 08, 2014, 06:02:06 PM
I'm generally active for many hours a day as I do leave it running the majority of the time

The liars on here.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Foxbox on August 08, 2014, 06:25:48 PM
I'm generally active for many hours a day as I do leave it running the majority of the time

The liars on here.

What Snupes said is not untrue. What are you talking about?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on October 04, 2014, 02:22:53 PM
Why aren't more people on irc? You all can't be as incompetent as Th*rk, can you?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on November 26, 2014, 07:55:50 AM
somebody get on irc hurry I need help deciding what movie to watch
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on November 26, 2014, 07:59:57 AM
somebody get on irc hurry I need help deciding what movie to watch

Ninja Scroll
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: spoon on November 26, 2014, 08:14:43 AM
never been into anime but ten minutes in this is pretty cool

edit: ok it's porn cool
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on November 26, 2014, 08:20:55 AM
never been into anime but ten minutes in this is pretty cool

edit: ok it's porn cool

You don't need to like anime. The movie is a classic.

Yeah there's one or two nude scenes.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on December 14, 2014, 11:35:21 PM
blanko accidentally compliments me, then bans me:

<Irushwithscvs> So even if a NPC is obviously a pirate and screaming "DIE!!" at me, I have to wait until they shoot first, which is dumb if it is an elite NPC
<Irushwithscvs> and elite NPCs have beam lasers that slice through you like butter
<Snupes> I now own a Wii Zapper and Link's Crossbow Training
<Blanko> why
<Snupes> Why wouldn't I
<Snupes> You realize I'm Snupes right
<Blanko> ok
<Blanko> I guess it's more surprising that you even managed to find one
<Snupes> If an official Zelda thing exists, I will own it
<Snupes> Some lady was giving them away in a garage sale here for $15
<Blanko> Nice, when are you going to get your CD-I
<Snupes> Whenever I can afford that
<Blanko> >giving them away for $15
<Crudblud> Snupes spends hundreds of dollars on Zelda soundtracks, $15 is practically a freebie
<Snupes> Are you surprised they're $15
<Snupes> And I wish I spent hundreds on Zelda soundtracks
<Irushwithscvs> you don't "give something away" for money
<Snupes> To date, I have spent $18
<Snupes> Why not
<Snupes> Did she not give them away to me
<Irushwithscvs> The honda dealership was giving away civics for only $15,000
<Snupes> Yes
<Irushwithscvs> no
<Irushwithscvs> you paid for it
<Snupes> Yes
<Irushwithscvs> that isn't giving it to you
<Snupes> Yes it is
<Irushwithscvs> no it isn't
<Snupes> After cash has been exchanged, she gave it to me
<Irushwithscvs> that's not giving
<Snupes> Yes it is
<Blanko> This is great
<Irushwithscvs> "giving it away" does not mean that
<Blanko> Rushy should be here more often
<Snupes> Colloquially maybe not, but as a sentence it absolutely makes sense
<Irushwithscvs> its dumb and you're duumb
<Irushwithscvs> duuuumb
<Crudblud> This is worse than Saddam
<Snupes> Unfortunately, you are Rushy and thus this is as far as I'm going to take the conversation
<Irushwithscvs> what why
<Snupes> Because you are Rushy
<Blanko> Come on
<Blanko> Rushy is hilarious
<Irushwithscvs> what does that have to do with anything
<Blanko> Saddam is just Saddam
<Snupes> You're RUshy
<Irushwithscvs> I thought I was Rushy
<Irushwithscvs> Now I'm RUshy
<Snupes> If you weren't Rushy, it wouldn't be so, but as you are RUshy then Rushy
<Irushwithscvs> which is it
<Snupes> Yes
<Irushwithscvs> is that like a level up
<Snupes> No
<Snupes> It means you are RUshy
<Irushwithscvs> everytime I gain a level a letter goes capital
<Snupes> Get the fuck on board
<Crudblud> Rushit
<Irushwithscvs> is RUSHY super saiyan mode?
<Snupes> No
<Irushwithscvs> yes
<Snupes> Are you retarded

...

<Blanko> If you paste that shit directly, you're banned
<Saddam> He's lying
<Saddam> Blanko has no authority to ban anyone
<Saddam> The power, sure, but not the authority
<Saddam> Don't let him bluff you!
* Blankodroid sets ban on Irushwithscvs!*@*
* You have been kicked from #theflatearthsociety by Blankodroid (Blankodroid)

loooool
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 14, 2014, 11:40:17 PM
I'm sorry Saddam lied to you. It's okay, you can come back now.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on December 14, 2014, 11:42:05 PM
I'm sorry Saddam lied to you. It's okay, you can come back now.

But Saddam didn't lie.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on December 15, 2014, 12:53:48 AM
tl;dr
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on January 10, 2015, 04:00:49 AM
Why aren't more people on irc? You all can't be as incompetent as Th*rk, can you?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Ghost of V on January 10, 2015, 05:06:01 AM
Daniel Jackson hops on every now and then.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Particle Person on January 10, 2015, 05:08:58 AM
The REAL Daniel Jackson? Hahahahahaha
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on January 10, 2015, 02:47:50 PM
But Daniel Jackson is a fictional character... ???
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: naildownx on July 03, 2015, 12:46:01 AM
irssi is the best. keeping it old school here.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on July 03, 2015, 04:26:28 AM
irssi is the best. keeping it old school here.
High five!
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on September 18, 2015, 09:49:46 PM
Can you please unban me?  I don't know why my connection was so patchy.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on September 18, 2015, 09:53:33 PM
Maybe your parents kept resetting the Internet.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 29, 2015, 10:07:11 PM
It would be p dope if an IRC admin were active to kick shitty people...
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 29, 2015, 10:29:39 PM
Kind of a fucking joke right now, guys...
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 30, 2015, 01:04:42 PM
lol wut happened
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 30, 2015, 03:34:48 PM
lol wut happened
We're under assault by the most elite hacker known to man. SexWarrior is working literally 24 hours a day, staring at a black screen with green letters, to counter-hack him. It's an epic struggle, really.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on December 30, 2015, 03:36:27 PM
How exciting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 30, 2015, 03:40:10 PM
SexWarrior

wow thanks for the credit
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: lolwut? on December 30, 2015, 04:14:07 PM
PARDISFLA is literally never there. It's JKUNKER who keeps banning. I changed my nick to motherfucker and he kicked me.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on April 07, 2016, 11:55:18 PM
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam> what
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c

What a loser.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Fortuna on April 08, 2016, 01:20:26 AM
You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam> what
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c

What a loser.

http://www.kvirc.net
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on April 09, 2016, 02:17:28 PM
<Saddam> http://images.uesp.net/thumb/2/22/MW-creature-Vivec.jpg/600px-MW-creature-Vivec.jpg
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
 You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<nomnompuffs> Nice, I could use sharehousing (because I plan to use sharehousing so I can be in walking distance from UNSW)
<nomnompuffs> (I'll be working at UNSW)
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Parsifal, ignoring *!*@2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe93:a60c
* You have been kicked from #theflatearthsociety by Parsifal (Parsifal)
* Cannot join #theflatearthsociety (You are banned).
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on April 09, 2016, 09:54:56 PM
CHIM
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Saddam Hussein on May 08, 2016, 04:02:37 PM
* Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
* Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
* Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
* Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Sadaam> What are you doing Rushy
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Sadaam> Stop
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
 You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
* Saddam has quit (Ping timeout: 20 seconds)
* You are now known as Saddam
<Parsifal> Christ just fuck off will you
<Parsifal> We don't know or care what Rushy is doing
<Saddam> He's CTCP flooding me
<Saddam> If I did it, you'd ban me on the spot
<Parsifal> Holy fuck
<Parsifal> We're back to this shit again
<Saddam> * Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
<Saddam> * Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
<Saddam> * Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
<Saddam> * Received a CTCP PING 321006156 from Rushy
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam>  You are being CTCP flooded from Rushy, ignoring *!*@104-137-45-88.res.bhn.net
<Saddam> That's what I'm getting
* You have been kicked from #theflatearthsociety by Parsifal (Parsifal)
* Now talking on #theflatearthsociety
* Topic for #theflatearthsociety is: Official IRC channel for The Flat Earth Society: http://tfes.org/ | The epic new FES meme is bullying, please remember to bully people
* Topic for #theflatearthsociety set by Parsifal (Sat Apr 09 02:16:18 2016)
<Parsifal> Congratulations
<Saddam> Set aside your animosity towards me for a moment and think like an admin
<Parsifal> Paste that once more and you get another day-long ban
<Saddam> You're not going to seriously allow this
<Parsifal> Of course not
<Parsifal> That's why I said you'd get a ban
<Parsifal> Can you even read
<Saddam> Okay, then
<Rushy> wow your client considers me pinging you over and over again "ctcp flooding"
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on May 11, 2016, 10:51:30 PM
TIL that a ban being lifted counts as circumventing a ban.  I think even Ski would be impressed by that logic.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on May 11, 2016, 10:53:13 PM
TIL that a ban being lifted counts as circumventing a ban.  I think even Ski would be impressed by that logic.

Your ban wasn't lifted. You connected from a different IP address we hadn't banned.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on May 11, 2016, 11:17:06 PM
Well, I'm certainly not equipped to try and explain how that could have happened, if it even is what really happened.  We both know that I wasn't trying to circumvent any ban, and I strongly suspect that you do know what happened and are just blaming me to keep your weird gaslighting campaign going.  Suit yourself.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on May 11, 2016, 11:38:40 PM
Well, I'm certainly not equipped to try and explain how that could have happened, if it even is what really happened.  We both know that I wasn't trying to circumvent any ban, and I strongly suspect that you do know what happened and are just blaming me to keep your weird gaslighting campaign going.  Suit yourself.

Saddam, there's no conspiracy here. I'm not out to get you, but you can't expect me not to think you're evading your ban after you were doing exactly that two days ago. Blaming me for all your problems really isn't going to solve anything.

Here's the deal: If you don't try to evade your ban again, I will lift it after the one week Blanko extended it to rather than two weeks.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on May 12, 2016, 07:59:58 PM
Is IRC still a thing?

This thing that can't be SEO'd, isn't advertised or linked to on the site, counts towards nothing, soggy biscuit dwelling, nervous no girls club?



why don't you at least try to make it a bit more accessible? As in have a live chat running if you are logged in and you can post once you have say 50 posts? See if some new blood and other people chatting helps. Give the impression people are around. Lure them in with your witty conversation. If it doesn't work, remove it again. But right now it doesn't serve the society. It is just Parsifal's little club. If you are going to do that, separate it completely from the society.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on May 12, 2016, 08:51:20 PM
Because you're the only one who's too incompetent to know how to use it. And no, it's not a no girls club. Roosroos and Snupes are on there every day.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on May 12, 2016, 08:54:18 PM
It is accessible by anyone. Contrary to your experiences, it's actually incredibly simple to use. Having said that, it's just a social gathering, there isn't any FET discussion, which is fine. It's all video games, alcohol, music, and capeshit. Maybe throw in some random topics, along with conspiring against Saddam and bullying in general.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on May 12, 2016, 08:55:26 PM
And Parsidroid yelling out that he's on a train or a bus.

The only times FET is brought up is when a noob joins and starts demanding proof.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: mollete on May 12, 2016, 08:59:15 PM
And no, it's not a no girls club. Roosroos and Snupes are on there every day.

I go there semi-regularly as well
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on May 12, 2016, 09:08:35 PM
Because you're the only one who's too incompetent to know how to use it. And no, it's not a no girls club. Roosroos and Snupes are on there every day.
Snupes isn't a girl. It doesn't identify as a conventional gender and it won't let you put it in a box and label it. And Rooroos is just a lesbian waiting to discover the taste of rug. By the age of 35 she'll have a shaved head, wear large cardigans and own 4 cats.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: mollete on May 12, 2016, 10:34:01 PM
And no, it's not a no girls club. Roosroos and Snupes are on there every day.
Snupes isn't a girl. It doesn't identify as a conventional gender and it won't let you put it in a box and label it. And Rooroos is just a lesbian waiting to discover the taste of rug. By the age of 35 she'll have a shaved head, wear large cardigans and own 4 cats.

I'm going to ignore the transphobia, because I know I'm not getting anywhere with you there, but surely you're not idiotic enough to think that lesbians aren't women?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on May 12, 2016, 10:40:24 PM
Because you're the only one who's too incompetent to know how to use it. And no, it's not a no girls club. Roosroos and Snupes are on there every day.
Snupes isn't a girl. It doesn't identify as a conventional gender and it won't let you put it in a box and label it. And Rooroos is just a lesbian waiting to discover the taste of rug. By the age of 35 she'll have a shaved head, wear large cardigans and own 4 cats.
You're disgusting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on May 13, 2016, 01:15:07 AM
why don't you at least try to make it a bit more accessible?

We did. You complained that it was killing the forum.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 13, 2016, 04:44:47 AM
IRC fucking sucks Thork. Stay away.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Thork on May 13, 2016, 07:56:43 AM
IRC fucking sucks Thork. Stay away.
But I was going to ... oh ok. You're right.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 13, 2016, 08:38:38 AM
why don't you at least try to make it a bit more accessible?

We did. You complained that it was killing the forum.
literally  fucking  this
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: rooster on May 13, 2016, 12:56:28 PM
And Rooroos is just a lesbian waiting to discover the taste of rug. By the age of 35 she'll have a shaved head, wear large cardigans and own 4 cats.
lol
Well, if that were the case then I'd still be a female. But I don't sit there on cam so I guess being female is pretty much useless to you anyway.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on May 13, 2016, 10:59:48 PM
IRC fucking sucks Thork. Stay away.

Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on May 14, 2016, 06:15:46 AM
IRC is killing the forums
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on July 13, 2016, 05:44:41 PM
Has IRC killed the forums yet? 
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on July 13, 2016, 05:56:14 PM
Get on irc, jroa
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Dionysios on July 17, 2016, 01:59:54 AM
Get on irc, jroa
What is IRC?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on November 12, 2016, 05:47:01 PM
We really need more active ops there.  It's an absolute disaster when lolwut shows up with nobody there to kickban him and spams the channel to hell, which is currently happening.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on November 12, 2016, 07:37:26 PM
We really need more active ops there.  It's an absolute disaster when lolwut shows up with nobody there to kickban him and spams the channel to hell, which is currently happening.
Should've messaged me bro, I would have happily gone online and bannned him.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 13, 2016, 01:42:59 AM
We really need more active ops there.  It's an absolute disaster when lolwut shows up with nobody there to kickban him and spams the channel to hell, which is currently happening.

Everyone screams about how we need more active ops whenever this happens, which is followed by months and months of nobody caring. No matter how many ops we have, there is going to be the occasional time when nobody is looking at IRC.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on November 13, 2016, 09:39:23 AM
Everyone screams about how we need more active ops whenever this happens, which is followed by months and months of nobody caring. No matter how many ops we have, there is going to be the occasional time when nobody is looking at IRC.
Yes, most everyone agrees that a basic form of flood protection would be preferable.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 13, 2016, 01:38:06 PM
Yes, most everyone agrees that a basic form of flood protection would be preferable.

Regardless of whether or not that's a good idea, you're the only person I've heard suggest it, so extending that to "most everyone" is somewhat optimistic.

In any case, it would not have helped in this particular case.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on November 13, 2016, 02:34:50 PM
Well you can make it two people now.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on November 13, 2016, 04:42:07 PM
Everyone screams about how we need more active ops whenever this happens, which is followed by months and months of nobody caring. No matter how many ops we have, there is going to be the occasional time when nobody is looking at IRC.
Yes, most everyone agrees that a basic form of flood protection would be preferable.

The problem is that lolwut wasn't flooding. His messages were spaced apart by about a minute or so and spread across several nicks. His messages only appear to be flooding on the logs because he was gifted with an entire 2.5 hour period in which no mods were available.

While I do agree flood protection would be useful, flood protection wouldn't solve the lolwut phenomenon.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on November 13, 2016, 05:23:47 PM
Regardless of whether or not that's a good idea, you're the only person I've heard suggest it, so extending that to "most everyone" is somewhat optimistic.
Your selective memory is kicking in again, I see. Hopefully the endorsements above make your "point" sufficiently irrelevant for it not to be worth pursuing.

The problem is that lolwut wasn't flooding. His messages were spaced apart by about a minute or so and spread across several nicks. His messages only appear to be flooding on the logs because he was gifted with an entire 2.5 hour period in which no mods were available.
Fair enough, although I don't strictly agree it would be completely inapplicable. One could come up with a sensible anti-monologue rule.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on November 13, 2016, 05:40:51 PM
The problem is that lolwut wasn't flooding. His messages were spaced apart by about a minute or so and spread across several nicks. His messages only appear to be flooding on the logs because he was gifted with an entire 2.5 hour period in which no mods were available.
Fair enough, although I don't strictly agree it would be completely inapplicable. One could come up with a sensible anti-monologue rule.

The messages were spread across multiple nicks and hosts. An anti-monologue rule wouldn't have stopped him, either. The only thing stopping Lolwut from doing even more damage than he's already done is Parsifal's massive banlist.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on November 13, 2016, 06:04:11 PM
The messages were spread across multiple nicks and hosts. An anti-monologue rule wouldn't have stopped him, either. The only thing stopping Lolwut from doing even more damage than he's already done is Parsifal's massive banlist.
k
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on November 13, 2016, 06:26:39 PM
We really need more active ops there.  It's an absolute disaster when lolwut shows up with nobody there to kickban him and spams the channel to hell, which is currently happening.
I mean this will mostly just result in you getting kicked more, but w/e
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on December 13, 2016, 07:29:09 PM
I want to officially and publicly complain about the IP ban I've been given with an exemption for the nick "Saddam."  It was funny at first, but now it's just annoying, and I have literally, objectively done nothing to deserve it.  It's all because Parsifal apparently doesn't like to see me with any nick other than "Saddam."
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 13, 2016, 07:33:54 PM
the IP ban I've been given with an exemption for the nick "Saddam."
That's hilarious
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Snupes on December 15, 2016, 04:33:42 AM
With all the kickings on whims and this stuff, I genuinely can't tell if the IRC has any rules at all. Can we basically just kick and ban anyone we feel like? Like...can I just permaban Rushy or beardo or something
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on December 15, 2016, 05:03:46 AM
Parsifal lifted the ban, or at least okayed someone else to do it, so it's all cool now.  Thanks, bro.

EDIT: lol nope looks like this wasn't true
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 15, 2016, 07:56:52 AM
With all the kickings on whims and this stuff, I genuinely can't tell if the IRC has any rules at all. Can we basically just kick and ban anyone we feel like? Like...can I just permaban Rushy or beardo or something

yes
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: beardo on December 15, 2016, 04:18:46 PM
If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 15, 2016, 05:22:47 PM
With all the kickings on whims and this stuff, I genuinely can't tell if the IRC has any rules at all. Can we basically just kick and ban anyone we feel like? Like...can I just permaban Rushy or beardo or something
It's Parsifal's personal playground. You can do whatever you want unless he doesn't like it, in which case you can't do that.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 15, 2016, 09:36:32 PM
With all the kickings on whims and this stuff, I genuinely can't tell if the IRC has any rules at all. Can we basically just kick and ban anyone we feel like? Like...can I just permaban Rushy or beardo or something
It's Parsifal's personal playground. You can do whatever you want unless he doesn't like it, in which case you can't do that.
I tried banning him but he won't let me.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 15, 2016, 09:59:24 PM
I tried banning him but he won't let me.
Literally Hitler Trump.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 17, 2016, 05:33:10 AM
>Parsifal: ... you shit all over me  9:30pm
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: George on December 17, 2016, 10:06:57 PM
And he did it again.  This is seriously autistic behavior.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Blanko on December 17, 2016, 10:08:54 PM
And he did it again.  This is seriously autistic behavior.

Actually you were never unbanned lol
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Berserk on December 22, 2016, 09:49:14 PM
If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.

why you would have me banned?  :'(
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on December 29, 2016, 09:19:52 PM
Am I still banned?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on December 30, 2016, 04:26:03 AM
Am I still banned?

Nope
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: jroa on January 10, 2017, 04:12:36 AM
Am I still banned?

Nope

That is not what Tails tells me. 
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Elusive Rabbit on February 04, 2017, 06:13:58 PM
If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.
Another thread involving this username that predates my account. What gives?

why you would have me banned?  :'(
He was talking to me, fuckface.  >o<
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on February 04, 2017, 10:25:23 PM

He wasn't, he was talking to you.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on May 16, 2017, 03:44:46 PM
I know this post is stickied, but I am going to bump it for visibility in case any of our newcomers would like to check it out.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: simon_and_jo on November 05, 2017, 12:37:54 AM
hello all id like to amend my wicked ways on the chat
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: ransom on December 13, 2017, 05:36:53 PM
This chat room is absolutely absurd. I don't even know if it is truly represented by the flat earth society, but if it is, it is truly an embarrassment.  Even the OPs there mumble on like idiots and talking about gaming. I would not recommend going to this room if you are seeking an intelligent dialogue about anything.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 13, 2017, 06:16:00 PM
This chat room is absolutely absurd. I don't even know if it is truly represented by the flat earth society, but if it is, it is truly an embarrassment.  Even the OPs there mumble on like idiots and talking about gaming. I would not recommend going to this room if you are seeking an intelligent dialogue about anything.

You just need to wait for Parsifal to go on a monologue about linguistics or dinosaurs. That will change your mind for sure.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on December 13, 2017, 06:21:23 PM
This chat room is absolutely absurd. I don't even know if it is truly represented by the flat earth society, but if it is, it is truly an embarrassment.  Even the OPs there mumble on like idiots and talking about gaming. I would not recommend going to this room if you are seeking an intelligent dialogue about anything.

"I went to their chat to talk about what I wanted to and they talked about what they wanted to instead"
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 13, 2017, 08:16:33 PM
Have you considered reading the description?

Note for newcomers: This IRC channel is mostly used for light socialising and posting memes. If you want to ask questions about Flat Earth Theory, please do so on the forum.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Roger G on December 13, 2017, 11:29:16 PM
If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.

why you would have me banned?  :'(
If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.
Another thread involving this username that predates my account. What gives?

why you would have me banned?  :'(
He was talking to me, fuckface.  >o<

If anyone should be banned, it's Guest.

I'm deeply hurt by Beardo wanting to ban me, particularly as my beard is way better than his, then there are all these imposters who seem to have assumed my identity long before I joined this forum! I am confused ???

The real Roger G
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 14, 2017, 12:37:35 AM
The gift that keeps on giving. Guest should definitely be banned...
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: brinnbry022 on December 23, 2017, 02:14:25 PM
Is irc a game, Im not sure???? Thanks
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: garygreen on December 23, 2017, 03:34:51 PM
Is irc a game, Im not sure???? Thanks

in a weird way: kinda, yeah.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 24, 2017, 10:19:21 AM
Is irc a game, Im not sure?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: garygreen on March 15, 2018, 11:16:00 PM
* Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

make the meatball, bobby
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on March 16, 2018, 05:53:26 AM
* Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

make the meatball, bobby

Fixed, thanks.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on May 19, 2018, 05:23:59 AM
I seem to be having trouble connecting on my mobile app! Any idea what the problem could be?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 19, 2018, 05:32:58 AM
I seem to be having trouble connecting on my mobile app! Any idea what the problem could be?
What app/what phone/what's the specific problem or error code?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on May 19, 2018, 06:27:46 AM
 I'm using andchat on my galaxy s7. Which I've not had a problem with in the past.  I just get a "connection timed out" message before connecting.

Anastas told me he's also having issues connecting. "Yeah it still gets stuck on 'opening SSL connection' ".  Iirc he's using atomic irc or something.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 19, 2018, 08:13:29 PM
I'm using andchat on my galaxy s7. Which I've not had a problem with in the past.  I just get a "connection timed out" message before connecting.

Anastas told me he's also having issues connecting. "Yeah it still gets stuck on 'opening SSL connection' ".  Iirc he's using atomic irc or something.
Yeah I have no idea what the solution is I just figured that was the information the real nerds would probably want. I've never found a mobile IRC client that isn't ass, so I just use my computer and a web browser.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on May 19, 2018, 09:22:10 PM
I'm using andchat on my galaxy s7. Which I've not had a problem with in the past.  I just get a "connection timed out" message before connecting.

Anastas told me he's also having issues connecting. "Yeah it still gets stuck on 'opening SSL connection' ".  Iirc he's using atomic irc or something.

Same problem with my mobile. It will timeout if I try to connect from a mobile (cellphone tower) connection. Works fine if I connect to wifi first, so it's something to do with how mobile internet works now.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on May 19, 2018, 10:04:16 PM
Apparently the server didn't get its IPv6 address configured after the most recent maintenance (for some reason?). This meant that if you had an IPv6 address on your phone (or on any device), the connection would time out. I'm still not sure what happened, but I've manually configured the address for now and confirmed it works with Rushy. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Fortuna on May 19, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
Or maybe it was a specific range of IP addresses because I have an IPv6 address and never had any problems connecting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on May 19, 2018, 11:01:19 PM
Or maybe it was a specific range of IP addresses because I have an IPv6 address and never had any problems connecting.

No, the server literally did not have an IPv6 address. It could not be accessed at all over IPv6.

It's possible that either your IRC client explicitly uses IPv4, or it has a very short connection timeout and falls back to IPv4 after that elapses.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Sean on May 20, 2018, 02:13:31 AM
Thank you, Parsifal
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Crudblud on June 13, 2018, 03:56:12 PM
[16:51:46] * Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

dontn't know where come
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on June 13, 2018, 04:14:44 PM
There should be an option to set the network to accept invalid SSL certificates.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on June 13, 2018, 05:07:26 PM
Fixed.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on June 13, 2018, 09:00:11 PM
There should be an option to set the network to accept invalid SSL certificates.
That sounds like a bad idea
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on June 14, 2018, 04:35:20 AM
It worked for me. If I wasn't being clear, I was addressing Crudblud. I wasn't trying to make a technical suggestion on how the website or the chat ought to be run.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on June 14, 2018, 05:52:39 AM
It worked for me.
For a specific definition of "work", sure. It's still a terrible idea.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on June 14, 2018, 04:03:57 PM
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on June 14, 2018, 04:21:17 PM
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)

If you don't understand why Pete would think it's a terrible idea, you shouldn't be touching that setting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on June 14, 2018, 04:39:59 PM
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)

Setting your client to accept invalid certificates defeats the entire purpose of SSL. It's like setting the lock on your front door to accept any key that someone bothers to put into it.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on June 14, 2018, 07:35:48 PM
In this case, I'd say it's more like opening your front door when you already know perfectly well who's on the other side.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on June 14, 2018, 07:43:23 PM
In this case, I'd say it's more like opening your front door when you already know perfectly well who's on the other side.

And this is why you shouldn't be touching that setting.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on June 14, 2018, 07:44:53 PM
Yeah, yeah. ::)
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on June 14, 2018, 09:46:46 PM
Really, that setting is like a condom. Lots of people will tell you to use it for your own protection, but in the heat of the moment, decisions need to be made.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Crudblud on September 12, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

Another such pickle.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on September 12, 2018, 08:42:10 PM
Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

Another such pickle.

Fixed. I'll fix this properly one of these days.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Baby Thork on October 14, 2018, 11:49:09 PM
Quote
#theflatearthsociety: Cannot join channel (+b) -- You are banned (banned_from_channel)

Well I was going to tell you that the upper fora is being spammed and has been for an hour or so now.  ::)

I have no idea why I'm banned from this. I only used it once in the last year.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 04, 2018, 02:37:04 AM
I spent today making some fairly significant changes to the way our IRC channel is hosted. I've just updated DNS so that there's a 50/50 traffic split between the old and the new.

This means that if you have connection problems, trying again should put you on the old server, so nobody should be unable to use IRC. But if you do notice problems, please let me know, as I will otherwise complete this migration tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on November 04, 2018, 03:04:15 AM
I spent today making some fairly significant changes to the way our IRC channel is hosted. I've just updated DNS so that there's a 50/50 traffic split between the old and the new.

This means that if you have connection problems, trying again should put you on the old server, so nobody should be unable to use IRC. But if you do notice problems, please let me know, as I will otherwise complete this migration tomorrow.

This probably should be a maintenance announcement or at lest in S& no offence.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 04, 2018, 03:26:16 AM
This probably should be a maintenance announcement or at lest in S& no offence.

IRC is mostly just used for shitposting. If any serious discussion ever happened there it would absolutely be in Status Notices. As it is, I'd rather just not draw attention to it from random noobs.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on November 04, 2018, 03:38:00 AM
IRC is mostly just used for shitposting
I feel personally attacked.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 04, 2018, 11:55:36 AM
I've just removed the old server from the DNS rotation. If you connect now, you'll get onto the new one. I don't expect problems (we've had a few people connect through the new one already), but let me know if they arise.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 11, 2018, 06:28:29 PM
For some more explanation about what is going on:

I plan to retire the current server over the next couple of years. I set it up in 2011 when I was a junior sysadmin and there are a lot of things which are not great about the way it's configured (although it works). For several reasons, IRC made the most sense to move off first.

Rather than being hosted on a single IRC server, we now have a properly distributed IRC network, composed of four servers located in London, Frankfurt, Chicago and Atlanta. We are using geolocation-based DNS to route users in Europe to London and Frankfurt, and users in North America to Chicago and Atlanta. Users in other continents may be routed to any of the four servers.

Primarily, this provides improved availability because we have redundant servers. If one server goes down, clients will reconnect to the other one in their vicinity. I plan to use this reliability improvement to use IRC as part of a monitoring system where alerts about problems with any part of FES are announced in an IRC channel.

As another advantage, I have just rolled out an automated patching script to all the IRC servers, so that the European servers will automatically patch and reboot during European nighttime, and the American servers during American nighttime. Because we have two servers in each continent, this will not cause an outage; anyone connected to the server being patched will simply reconnect to the other one.


In the spirit of openness upon which FES is built, all of this configuration is publicly available on GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible (server configuration)
https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/cloudformation (geolocating DNS)


We also now have our own OpenBSD package repository, because I had to patch sic to support TLS to be able to use it for monitoring the health of the IRC network:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/amd64/

You can use this repo on your own OpenBSD systems with the public key from GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible/blob/master/roles/base/files/tfes-64-pkg.pub

Alternatively, our patch for the OpenBSD sic port is available here, and you can build it yourself:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/sic-1.2p1tfes0.patch
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Baby Thork on November 13, 2018, 01:13:33 AM
For some more explanation about what is going on:

I plan to retire the current server over the next couple of years. I set it up in 2011 when I was a junior sysadmin and there are a lot of things which are not great about the way it's configured (although it works). For several reasons, IRC made the most sense to move off first.

Rather than being hosted on a single IRC server, we now have a properly distributed IRC network, composed of four servers located in London, Frankfurt, Chicago and Atlanta. We are using geolocation-based DNS to route users in Europe to London and Frankfurt, and users in North America to Chicago and Atlanta. Users in other continents may be routed to any of the four servers.

Primarily, this provides improved availability because we have redundant servers. If one server goes down, clients will reconnect to the other one in their vicinity. I plan to use this reliability improvement to use IRC as part of a monitoring system where alerts about problems with any part of FES are announced in an IRC channel.

As another advantage, I have just rolled out an automated patching script to all the IRC servers, so that the European servers will automatically patch and reboot during European nighttime, and the American servers during American nighttime. Because we have two servers in each continent, this will not cause an outage; anyone connected to the server being patched will simply reconnect to the other one.


In the spirit of openness upon which FES is built, all of this configuration is publicly available on GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible (server configuration)
https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/cloudformation (geolocating DNS)


We also now have our own OpenBSD package repository, because I had to patch sic to support TLS to be able to use it for monitoring the health of the IRC network:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/amd64/

You can use this repo on your own OpenBSD systems with the public key from GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible/blob/master/roles/base/files/tfes-64-pkg.pub

Alternatively, our patch for the OpenBSD sic port is available here, and you can build it yourself:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/sic-1.2p1tfes0.patch

This seems like an incredible amount of effort so that 6 guys can all sit in an online chatroom telling Saddam how dumb he is.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rama Set on November 13, 2018, 02:11:34 AM
Thork hoping he is right.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: garygreen on November 13, 2018, 02:43:03 AM
This seems like an incredible amount of effort.  Thank you.

thork makes a good point here.

thanks, pardisfla.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on November 13, 2018, 08:06:28 AM
Please don't let this turn into a Thork thread.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: StapleBattery on November 16, 2018, 04:23:09 PM
I've gotchu chief
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 04, 2018, 05:32:39 PM
why am I still banned

you keep banning me on a whim and leaving me banned
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 04, 2018, 05:43:15 PM
I unbanned you.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 04, 2018, 06:56:48 PM
you keep banning me on a whim
on a whim

Dec 01 21:29:23 *       Saddamoid has joined
Dec 01 21:29:33 <Saddamoid>     Q predicted this
Dec 01 21:29:46 *       Saddamoid has quit ("The Lounge - https://thelounge.github.io")

Have you considered not doing shit like this if you don't want to be banned?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 05, 2018, 03:03:40 AM
My God, a shitpost! A shitpost, on IRC! The gravest of all offenses!
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 05, 2018, 06:54:45 AM
My God, a shitpost! A shitpost, on IRC! The gravest of all offenses!

I really don't care whether you want to stop or not. I can keep banning you if that's what you prefer, I don't mind.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 05, 2018, 08:01:45 AM
You just admitted that you banned me for multiple days for a single shitpost, something that literally every member does many times on a daily basis without consequence. But you're the reasonable one here, of course. I'm sure this exchange will convince the 0% of regulars here who don't already know about your self-sustaining grudge against me of your righteousness.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: StapleBattery on December 05, 2018, 02:16:49 PM
Another example of admin abuse ruining this fine society.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 05, 2018, 03:04:04 PM
ITT: Saddam really wants to talk to people who don't want him to talk to them*. His way of persuasion? Talk some more.

* - In the current format
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: garygreen on December 05, 2018, 04:07:28 PM
tbh i will never understand why y'all constantly bend over backward to make saddam feel as unwelcome as possible.  he doesn't do anything that the rest of us don't do...all the time.

how is what saddam got banned for any different than rushy and i spamming about satisfactory alpha keys literally every day? 

or
<Crudblud>YUH
<beardo>YUH
<junker>YUH
<Franklin>YUH

or the numerous times rushy and i have spammed "Q predicted this."
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: junker on December 05, 2018, 04:16:56 PM
tbh i will never understand why y'all constantly bend over backward to make saddam feel as unwelcome as possible.  he doesn't do anything that the rest of us don't do...all the time.

how is what saddam got banned for any different than rushy and i spamming about satisfactory alpha keys literally every day? 

or
<Crudblud>YUH
<beardo>YUH
<junker>YUH
<Franklin>YUH

or the numerous times rushy and i have spammed "Q predicted this."

Gary is correct.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 05, 2018, 04:17:10 PM
The "it was just a single shitpost" narrative is one I disagree with. The reason Saddam attracts the ire of many regulars is the endless monologues about stuff no one else wants to talk about. He'll butt in in the middle of a conversation and insist that we must now discuss the most recent Marvel movie, and how many black people there were in it.

In that way, he's really no different from your standard "HOLY FUK ERTH IS ROUND AHAHAH" noobs. We're not going to change everyone to suit his conversational, uh, style.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on December 05, 2018, 04:24:52 PM
Nearly every IRC user at some point monologues about things no one else is particularly interested in. Take Parsifal's constant lectures on the intricacies of obscure operating systems, for example, or my ongoing obsession with virtual spacecraft. If we banned people for spamming memes or going on monologues we'd end up with a deserted channel.

I'm all for the "Saddam is dumb lmao" meme most of the time but banning Saddam for days for doing what every other user does is pointless.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 05, 2018, 04:26:57 PM
Oh, I agree, and I frequently accuse Parsifal of "doing a Saddam" for that exact reason. Nonetheless, I would argue that Saddam is the worst offender here, in terms of frequency. He rarely does anything else.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 06, 2018, 02:44:06 AM
y'all

many regulars

I've mentioned this in the past, but to reiterate, I have no issues with the community at large. My problem begins and ends with Parsifal. There are members who are easily led into joining in when he starts in on me, and there are members who aren't particularly sympathetic to my position, but the only person who truly puts in the effort to ensure that the griefing never ends is Parsifal. If literally any other person were in charge of IRC - Pete, Rushy, Blanko, anyone - there would be no problems whatsoever. Nobody else cares about me that much.

The rest of what Pete is saying is, well, pretty obviously false. I mean, that my discussions (discussions, not monologues ::)) are annoying to him, I don't doubt, but that doesn't make them more frequent than they really are, and it doesn't make them low-quality. Should my discussions not meet your particular criteria for a riveting read, that's really neither here nor there. You are a moderator, not a curator.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 10:24:37 AM
I've mentioned this in the past, but to reiterate, I have no issues with the community at large. My problem begins and ends with Parsifal.

Have you considered that this irrational outlook might be exacerbating the problem? Whenever I actually try to talk to you, you just ignore me, which is why I no longer bother.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2018, 10:39:00 AM
My problem begins and ends with Parsifal.
It doesn't. Most of the time, it's me who bans you. Indeed, the last two times you've lost your shit at Parsifal, it was because I banned you from IRC. Let us not forget the Great Fucking Off.

discussions
It takes two people to have a discussion.

Should my discussions not meet your particular criteria for a riveting read, that's really neither here nor there.
Indeed, that is neither here nor there. As I said, the problem is your complete disregard for the discussions already taking place when you demand that the channel be hijacked to discuss the latest capeshit movie. If people ignore you and try to carry on with their discussion, you just keep spamming your shit until you get banned. Try not doing that and see if your situation improves.

You are a moderator, not a curator.
You're mistaking the IRC channel (which is a small space for regulars to enjoy) for the forum (which is free and open).
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rama Set on December 06, 2018, 12:58:27 PM
If this problem is to be solved both sides are going to have to make a commitment to trying something different. irc isn’t so special that this shouldn’t be solved.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 01:03:47 PM
If this problem is to be solved both sides are going to have to make a commitment to trying something different. irc isn’t so special that this shouldn’t be solved.

Is there a problem, though? Despite what he claims, Saddam doesn't get banned for shitposting, he gets banned for either being disruptive to an ongoing conversation or (in the most recent case) hit-and-run shitposting, where he doesn't even care to engage any responses from the people he's bothering.

Anyone else doing this would also get banned. Saddam doesn't get banned when he shitposts in the same way everyone else does. The only thing setting Saddam apart from everyone else is that, when his behaviour is called out, he doubles down rather than easing off.

I'm happy to work on solving a problem if there is one, but I don't see that there is.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rama Set on December 06, 2018, 01:31:24 PM
I dunno, I see a bunch of people who are calling this perception in to question. If you are claiming that you treat everyone the same then you probably are not being 100% honest because humans suck at being fair.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 02:04:56 PM
I dunno, I see a bunch of people who are calling this perception in to question. If you are claiming that you treat everyone the same then you probably are not being 100% honest because humans suck at being fair.

I'm not really interested in having a philosophical discussion on the biases of the human psyche. All I'm saying is that I don't think Saddam has been unfairly banned recently. (There was a time a few years ago when a few of us were somewhat trigger-happy where Saddam was concerned, I admit, but that's long past.)

The fact that we're even having this conversation supports my point. When most people get banned, they stop doing the thing they were banned for and we all move on. When Saddam gets banned, he plays the victim and somehow gets enough people on his side to create a whole drama over it.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rama Set on December 06, 2018, 03:02:33 PM
I’m not proposing a philosophical discussion, I am asking if you have done a gut-check based on the feedback from others? Saddam
is saying there is an unclear standard of behavior based on what others do not get banned for. Perhaps what is needed is a clear conversation where the prohibited behaviors are explicitly spelled out so he understands what standard he is allowed?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 04:03:16 PM
I’m not proposing a philosophical discussion, I am asking if you have done a gut-check based on the feedback from others? Saddam
is saying there is an unclear standard of behavior based on what others do not get banned for. Perhaps what is needed is a clear conversation where the prohibited behaviors are explicitly spelled out so he understands what standard he is allowed?

His response to being told he isn't allowed to do something is always "lol" or something along those lines. His response when he then gets banned for it is to cry victim. We've been over this dozens of times by now because every time someone new comes along they start proposing exactly the same "solutions" to what looks to them like a straightforward problem.

The only problem here is that Saddam refuses to adjust his behaviour until it boils to a head like this and he deletes his account. He can easily rectify that if he wants to.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2018, 05:08:20 PM
Saddam
is saying there is an unclear standard of behavior based on what others do not get banned for.
Saddam doesn't even know who's banning him. It's almost always me (and no, Parsifal doesn't in any way encourage me to do it), but whenever it happens, his go-to response is something along the lines of calling Parsifal autistic. I have to call his judgement into question based on that.

People like to think their own farts don't stink. I'm have no doubt I'm guilty of this too, but if we're going to have this discussion, we need some concrete examples. I've tried as hard as I can to try and find fault in my IRC bans, but I'm not seeing it. That doesn't mean I'm not wrong, but we've had nothing but assertions and allegations here so far.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rama Set on December 06, 2018, 05:20:59 PM
Ok fair enough.  I just wanted to encourage some good will towards a solution, but I understand where you guys are coming from.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 06, 2018, 05:26:07 PM
My problem begins and ends with Parsifal.
It doesn't. Most of the time, it's me who bans you. Indeed, the last two times you've lost your shit at Parsifal, it was because I banned you from IRC. Let us not forget the Great Fucking Off.

That was years ago, and all the result of a situation instigated by Parsifal. You may not sympathize with me, but you don't care about me enough to actively keep some weird vendetta going.

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It takes two people to have a discussion.

And there always are at least two people involved. If you're reading other people's posts as belonging to me, I can see how you'd find me disruptive.

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Indeed, that is neither here nor there. As I said, the problem is your complete disregard for the discussions already taking place when you demand that the channel be hijacked to discuss the latest capeshit movie. If people ignore you and try to carry on with their discussion, you just keep spamming your shit until you get banned. Try not doing that and see if your situation improves.

The way IRC works is that you have to "interrupt" other discussions when you talk. It's one channel. It's not like anybody uses private messages or opens up other channels whenever they begin a new subject. I don't interrupt people more than anyone else does. Even the fact that you're talking about capeshit movies shows how out-of-date all this is. I haven't taken to IRC to talk about capeshit in months.

Is there a problem, though? Despite what he claims, Saddam doesn't get banned for shitposting, he gets banned for either being disruptive to an ongoing conversation or (in the most recent case) hit-and-run shitposting, where he doesn't even care to engage any responses from the people he's bothering.

Hit-and-run shitposting? Now flapping is enough to get me banned? What a joke.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 06, 2018, 05:38:50 PM
ITT: Cyber-bullying and rationalizations.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 05:49:15 PM
Saddam doesn't even know who's banning him. It's almost always me

This actually isn't my impression, but it's been so long since he was last banned (except for two very recent ones) that I just don't know who bans him most often. This is why I'm baffled by the response here -- this is a very infrequent occurrence, and at least as far as I'm concerned, Saddam has improved a lot in the past few years. If he would just take the occasional ban as a nudge in the right direction rather than restarting this victim narrative, everything would be fine.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2018, 05:49:55 PM
Hit-and-run shitposting? Now flapping is enough to get me banned? What a joke.
It's very easy to tell the difference, you know.

If he would just take the occasional ban as a nudge in the right direction rather than restarting this victim narrative, everything would be fine.
Agreed.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 05:53:10 PM
Hit-and-run shitposting? Now flapping is enough to get me banned? What a joke.
It's very easy to tell the difference, you know.

To be fair, I think webchat sometimes masquerades timeouts as quits (another reason I want to get rid of our current awful mess of a webchat). If that is the case here, then I'm sorry, Saddam. It genuinely looked like you just joined to post a shitty meme and then quit before anyone could respond (which you used to do quite often, in my defence).
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2018, 05:55:19 PM
To be fair, I think webchat sometimes masquerades timeouts as quits
But you provided timestamps. 13 seconds is not a timeout.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on December 06, 2018, 05:58:36 PM
To be fair, I think webchat sometimes masquerades timeouts as quits
But you provided timestamps. 13 seconds is not a timeout.

If Saddam's phone happened to switch networks at the moment he sent that message, an ICMP host unreachable message may have been returned to the web server when it next attempted contact, which could result in the connection being closed immediately. Given how awful webchat is at reporting what the real disconnection reason was, I'm willing to give Saddam the benefit of the doubt here.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 06, 2018, 06:11:54 PM
Fair enough. I'll remain sceptical but I do agree it's at least possible.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: honk on December 06, 2018, 07:22:46 PM
The network at work repeatedly picks up and drops off, sometimes for only seconds at a time. I shouldn't have even bothered trying to join IRC there, but I didn't think that even seemingly-intentional hit-and-run shitposting would be seen as so disruptive. In any case, I didn't even mind the ban so much as I did the fact that the ban was just going on and on with no sign of ending. It wasn't my intention to restart old drama when I first posted about this; it was just to get the ban lifted.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Fortuna on February 16, 2019, 07:50:57 AM
Can we start using discord instead so it’s easier to chat on mobile?
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Parsifal on February 16, 2019, 10:26:08 AM
Can we start using discord instead so it’s easier to chat on mobile?

no
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Baby Thork on February 18, 2019, 12:51:05 PM
Can we start using discord instead so it’s easier to chat on mobile?
How dare you bring your new fangled technology into this? IRC is a huge improvement on Morse and you should be grateful for its implementation.  >o<
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: StapleBattery on February 18, 2019, 09:02:13 PM
Parsifal is too elitist for that. Besides, my server already has a Parsifal. Fuck off with that replacement bullshit.
Title: Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
Post by: Rushy on February 18, 2019, 10:20:44 PM
Can we start using discord instead so it’s easier to chat on mobile?
How dare you bring your new fangled technology into this? IRC is a huge improvement on Morse and you should be grateful for its implementation.  >o<

The only benefit to Discord over IRC is voice chat and I'm sure having obnoxious tweens voice chat raid us would be amazing; keeping IRC is the best option.