Online Chat

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Do you find the Online Chat useful?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:10 pm

Yes
8
80%
No
0
No votes
Never Used It!
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10
dilwyn
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Re: New Online Chat

Postby dilwyn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Nasta wrote:The chat keeps generating pop-ups persuading me to do stupid and violating things to my computer like installing useless and probably dangerous software... it's really annoying.

For example, the one which prompts you to update your Flash player...note the subtle mis-spelling of the adobe name... wonder what harmful adware or malware that actually installs?

I know companies can't police every advert and every download, however you'd think in general they'd take a stronger line on malware and adware since it brings their business into disrepute allowing adverts like this.


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby robheaton » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:48 pm

Obviously the free chat client we have been using is unacceptable.
We have ordered the advert free version. This should be active within the next four hours or so.

The last thing we want to do is put people off using the chat.

A totally free IRC client is Nettalk - http://www.ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/
This is the client I've been using on Windows, as mIRC isn't free and you have to register after 30 days.

I'll put together some guides on connecting to the forum chat using Nettalk this weekend.


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby tofro » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:02 pm

If you use an external IRC client (which makes a lot of sense), you should point it to
irc.mibbit.net
and select the channel
#qlforum

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Re: New Online Chat

Postby robheaton » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:41 pm

tofro wrote:If you use an external IRC client (which makes a lot of sense), you should point it to
irc.mibbit.net


In a few days time you can point it to: chat.qlforum.co.uk :ugeek:
Oh wait... That's top secret at the moment.....


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby RWAP » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:46 pm

It was good to see Nasta and Peter on there last night - quite interesting until my internet failed completely...


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:43 pm

I should be on tonight, Friday from around 9pm :)


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:47 pm

People on chat tonight 9pm gmt. Please stop by and say hello! :)


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:01 pm

The chat is being manned tonight if anyone fancies stopping by to say hello! 8pm gmt onwards! Attension all personnel!


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Chat will be manned tonight from 7.30 gmt. Please pop and say hello! :)


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:05 pm

Chat will be manned tonight Saturday from 7pm GMT :)



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