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Hi everyone,
I've been lurking these forums for the past couple weeks and have enjoyed reading comments from people who share my thoughts on the original star wars trilogy. I think I am probably not the only one who has read the forums without posting. It would be great if there was a realtime java chatroom developed here that would allow anyone to join, even without registering. A chatroom would allow visitors, who may not feel like taking the time to write and post a message, to join in on conversations with ease. The accessibility of the chatroom, I believe, would bring even more fans of the originals to come here and discuss how they feel about these movies and what George Lucas is doing to them. What do you guys think?
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I agree.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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A chatroom would be cool, but it's largely a question of timing. Not all of us are here @ the same time, plus it would probably take up a fair bit o' bandwidth and I don't know how much Jay is willing to spring for, or if he's even interested.

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It dosen't have to be here, we could use a IRC char room. We could try to schedule some day and time, and some of us could show up.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Yeah, an IRC chat room would be awesome.

And if we set up somekind of "Daily Live Chat" thing to take place at a certain time, I'm sure we could get some people to join...
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I've noticed that there always seems to be at least 5 people logged into these forums, even when I check late at night. That's why I think the chatroom would be used often enough to warrant its creation. The key factor is that the chatroom must be easily accessible from this website to attract the most users.
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I'm fine with starting a chatroom. I think IRC is a better option than Java though.

I'll leave my mIRC client open with the chatroom up. The name is "originaltrilogy". Spread the word. If it catches on, I'll see about getting it permanently registered so I can set up a bot to keep it alive.
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nice... ill be there
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Jay,
I've never used IRC before, so I'm having a little trouble getting to the chatroom. I've downloaded mIRC and connected to a server. I tried typing in #originaltrilogy, but then it said I must be connected to a channel. Maybe you can post some basic instructions so those who've never used IRC before know how to find the chatroom. Thanks
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I'm a IRC user since the good old 14.4k days (1995)...

You gotta connect to an IRC server first, like irc.dal.net, and then go to a chat room. Jay, what is the server? irc.originaltrilogy.com? Port :6667? I'll be there asap.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Yeah, I'm learning that connecting to the correct server is necessary to join a particular chatroom. Otherwise, I end up in empty rooms...that I created myself? So yeah, what is the server name?
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I forgot there was so much to IRC. I haven't used it in years.

I just picked a random server. I suppose it would be difficult for you guys to join the correct room without that info

I think I started the room on Effnet. Can't check now because I'm at work.
originaltrilogy.com Administrator

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I can't connect to any server called "irc.originaltrilogy.com"...
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Because that's probably not the name. Jay hasn't told us what it is yet. Patience, my child.
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Yeah, I just checked and signed on...

Server: irc.efnet.net
Port: 6667
Channel: #OriginalTrilogy

I am there currently.
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Step 1) Download and install mIRC (it's the most popular Win32 IRC-Client, but of course you can use whatever you like)
Step 2) Copy and paste the following irc://irc.efnet.info/originaltrilogy into your webbrowser and press enter.

Non-mIRC users, join #originaltrilogy on irc.efnet.info
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Originally posted by: Jaster Mareel
Yeah, I just checked and signed on...

Server: irc.efnet.net
Port: 6667
Channel: #OriginalTrilogy

I am there currently.


OK, I'll be there whenever possible.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Hey Jay,
It might be a good idea to post a visible link somewhere to the chatroom on this site so more people know about it.
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I once used an open chat applet on my site to allow me to get into one of my other channels when away from home.

I can write another front end for #originaltrilogy (be it on EFnet or ChatSpike or elsewhere).

Moll.
Who hasn't seen a sign of life in either channel lately.

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

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*blink*
For as much as some people claim to hate what Star Wars has become, they sure seem incapable of shutting up about it.
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I really do have that MEGO factor... XD

Anyway, the unofficial channel Jaster and I had on ChatSpike, I'm still holding that open, I don't like EFnet because there's no nick protection, no channel protection, and a 9-char nick limit, well, there's an unofficial chat page on http://www.dosius.com/irc/originaltrilogy.htm that points to irc://irc.chatspike.net/originaltrilogy - it's a Java applet. If you want Java chat, or if you want IRC, this gives you the best of both worlds. XD

Moll.

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

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I wonder if its time for me to invest some time in learning the IRC ropes. I used it for about a month a few years ago, but never really got into it much.
Can anyone who has been chatting in the OT.com room say how its been? Lots of us in there?
"You don't own space, so stop actin' like you do."
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There's been a little bit of chatting here and there, but we need more peoples.
For as much as some people claim to hate what Star Wars has become, they sure seem incapable of shutting up about it.
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HERE HERE!!

EVEN adding a YAHOO messanger button would be real cool - I hate AOL so AIM is B-A-D

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