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« on: October 19, 2006, 01:11:33 AM »
Since everyone has different IM programs - ICQ, MSN IM, AIM, etc - and since we all like to chat, I thought it'd be good to set up a #therpgsite on the Magicstar server, in irc. I choose irc because it's quite easy to use.

You can get mirc from here, but there are many other versions of chat programs. Then click here.

A chat room is like a forum, in that in the beginning it'll be fairly quiet. But lurk around for a bit, set your program to flash or ping when someone shows up or talks, and over time a little community of chatters builds up. I've found that chatting to people in real time makes a big difference to the associated forum or hobby, since you find that people you thought were cocks turn out to be not so bad, and vice versa ;)

You'll find me, at least, there each weekday from about five hours ago from the time of this posting, to a couple of hours from now. I usually work at home, or in the evenings, so I have the pc on during the day (my time).
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 08:49:50 AM »
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Since everyone has different IM programs - ICQ, MSN IM, AIM, etc - and since we all like to chat, I thought it'd be good to set up a #therpgsite on the MagicStar server, in irc.
Right next to #rpgnet, eh?
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 09:04:24 AM »
Yep. Same server, different chat rooms. Like living in a house, and there's someone you sometimes like, sometimes hate, across the other side of the suburb.

*shrug*

You want to start a #therpgsite on another server? It's all the same to me. It just needs to be in the same place every day, so people know where it is.

Already had a good chat with someone today. It was all about the game love, instead of boring old game hate. :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2006, 10:07:16 AM »
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You want to start a #therpgsite on another server?
Nah: MagicStar is a fairly good server for gaming folks, with plenty of room for everyone.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2006, 11:05:23 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 01:45:47 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2006, 09:26:36 PM »
And it's registered, so will remain about even in my absence. I'm there now with a few others. Come along!

As time goes on and we get a steady membership, I'll make some other people ops. I don't think we'd need to do much other than kick/ban spammers. But I will have a policy against lurkers. If you don't want to chat - don't log on. Some people are quiet - that's fine. But if you don't have anything to say even once an hour, well... then head to #rpgnet instead.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 04:44:16 AM »
what is the server/url address for Magicstar?

edit - found it - am I alone?
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 10:39:26 PM »
Well I wouldn't have been around at that time, Lawbag, that's my work time. I tend to be online reliably from two hours earlier than the time of this current posting, to two hours after that.

And you have to have patience. For example, one guy just walked into the room. There were four minutes between his walking in, saying hello, not getting a response (because I was posting here), and his giving up and walking out. A litle patience can be a good thing ;)

Just keep the chat window open, and people will come in. Of course you can't do this if you're busy, but if you're busy you won't be chatting! Then make a little habit of it, and gradually the room will build in membership.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2006, 07:35:44 AM »
Some sort of scheduled chat might help draw in a regular audience on the channel. Doesn't have to be often, but regular and announced well in advance would be good.

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 01:48:41 PM »
Great idea. Work it out, guys. I might even make an appearance. No promises though.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2006, 09:33:10 PM »
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Some sort of scheduled chat might help draw in a regular audience on the channel. Doesn't have to be often, but regular and announced well in advance would be good.

We're there everyday. Right now, in fact. I am present in that chat room for four hours a day, this time is the evening in the USA, or around midnight in Europe. Just show up hang around, keep the window open while you're doing other stuff.

If you want to make an appointment to chat to a particular person or people, then say so in this thread, nothing stops anyone using the room at any time.

If you walk in, there's no-one there, and you leave sixty seconds later, then of course it'll flop. Chat rooms are just like forums - someone has to kick it off, and hang in there while it's quiet.
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2006, 01:54:02 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2006, 09:46:37 AM »
Woah, Rob Liefeld is doing anime now?
 

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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2007, 08:15:41 PM »
bumpity bump, bitches!
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