Is There An Irc Channel Or Equivlant For Motovloggers?

Hypertard

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I need that instant interaction with like minded folk. Is there a channel either for this website or for motovlogging?

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Hypertard

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I'm already on one irc channel, just wondering if there was something for vloggers. Thought i'd ask here before i checked with dr. google.
 

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I have pondered about a chat thing on here but they get spammed to death so can't be arsed with it.
 
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Lurch

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An old fish forum I was in had one but it dragged the site down after one update. Nice mini chat thing available but it's for phpBB.

I don't think response times are too shabby on here. Keep the title appropriate and accurate and if people can help they will. If it's too specific a question it will always take time to be answered.
 

Hypertard

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I have pondered about a chat thing on here but they get spammed to death so can't be arsed with it.
If i look into registering an IRC channel, would you mind if i set one up for motovlog.com? If it fails then no skin off our noses :)
 

F4celess

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I'm all for this. As I frequent IRC all the time. It would be a good way to connect, and its not like the chat will be restricted to the motovlog topic. Most channels I hang on just do various banter most of the time. I can look into how things work with Freenode and see how the channel can be built up and maintained.
The main obstacle is usually people not staying around, getting impatient if times are slow and when no-one frequents it enough. So some on-site advertising might be usefull.

As for the spam question, no, it won't be overly spammed. Main channel I hang on, which is also on Freenode doesn't get any spambots. Besides, when people go "who even use IRC anymore", spambots won't be much of a focus from ill-doers.

@Hypertard, channel works fine, but you need to make sure you see when something is going on in there. (my client flashes the taskbar icon on activity).
 

Hypertard

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May 25, 2016
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I'm all for this. As I frequent IRC all the time. It would be a good way to connect, and its not like the chat will be restricted to the motovlog topic. Most channels I hang on just do various banter most of the time. I can look into how things work with Freenode and see how the channel can be built up and maintained.
The main obstacle is usually people not staying around, getting impatient if times are slow and when no-one frequents it enough. So some on-site advertising might be usefull.

As for the spam question, no, it won't be overly spammed. Main channel I hang on, which is also on Freenode doesn't get any spambots. Besides, when people go "who even use IRC anymore", spambots won't be much of a focus from ill-doers.

@Hypertard, channel works fine, but you need to make sure you see when something is going on in there. (my client flashes the taskbar icon on activity).
Thank you for the feedback, I am currently working on the channel. I have no idea why but it wont give me channel op. I think it just need configuring. I tend to use webchat which only notifies you if someone either PM's or mentions your name.
 

F4celess

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Thank you for the feedback, I am currently working on the channel. I have no idea why but it wont give me channel op. I think it just need configuring. I tend to use webchat which only notifies you if someone either PM's or mentions your name.
Been hanging in there for a couple of hours now. Mind if I try tweaking stuff? I could even run the channel if you want me to.
 

Hypertard

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It works well and the site is promoted on it! im liking it!
Thank you, it's there if anyone needs it but it hasnt been officially endorsed and I only set it up as an experiment. Forum admins are welcome to contact me to advise on how to proceed. Happy to help!

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NJBIKELIFE

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There needs to be like an fb group msg or something, that would be sick :D
 
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F4celess

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There needs to be like an fb group msg or something, that would be sick :D
There is so many problems with using fb. Main problem is that you absolutely need to have an account. And I know a lot of people who rather wouldn't.
Facebook group chats can be a bit chaotic, and fb chats are made for tops 10 participants.
Limitations on management.
No bot support.
but hey, it can preview links and pictures and stuff.

... I like IRC.
 

RideEscape

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I'm on the #motovlog channel as well. I've always hung out on IRC channels since I first got an internet connection. If you've got a decent number of people there it can be a great place to talk about whatever you want, and have some laughs.

For those who don't know what IRC is, it's kind of like instant messaging. So real-time chat, rather than posting messages. Multiplayer Notepad is what it's sometimes called as well :D
 
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F4celess

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Going to have to add. Until a significant amount of users regularly hang in the chat and keeps a tab/window for it open constantly while on the computer . One can't expect instant response on your presence. The channel is young and has some shoes to grow into still. So have a bit of patience and maybe say something even if nobody responds immediately. A lot of the time nothing happens even if everyone is nearby, just because nobody is saying anything.

In other words. Stick around in there.
 

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