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Post by Commander Spleen » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:08

lemm wrote:I'd just like to remind you that those of us in the IRC channel are celebrating the three-year anniversary of Jroc's defeat during the game. Come join us to mark this momentous occasion. :birthday


(p.s. you have also lost the game)
Also the third anniversary of a screenshot of Keen Galaxy source code.

It was quite an eventful topic and then nobody had ops for three years.

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* Topic for #pckf is: For everyone! http://i.imgur.com/veoGzTH.jpg | jroc was defeated during the game
* Topic for #pckf set by splsplspl (Sat Nov 2 22:51:50 2013)

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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by Roobar » Sat Apr 22, 2017 18:44

Guys, recently I and some others found about Discord, which in short is 1000 times better than IRC. What do you think of Discord as a much better alternative to the IRC?

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So we can create a Public Commander Keen Server and sub-channels like #Commander_Keen and #Keen_Modding. Unlike IRC, what you write there won't disappear and can be viewed by others who join later. You can also add images, gifs, videos, sounds etc. You can pin messages (similar thing to the topics of IRC). You can invite people, message, ban and more. It's simple and intuitive. We need to migrate to it and I think it's finally time to move on.

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 20:20

That's a good idea. Which service will last longer, I wonder. That IRC or Discord? Doesn't seem like Discord will be going out of business anytime soon. I'm all for it, unless some of the IRC regulars don't want to migrate. Might have to keep both avenues open for a little while.
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Post by Plasma Captain » Sun May 21, 2017 1:44

I have been a part of a Discord server for a (non-Keen) fangame for about a year (as well as a couple of other servers here and there) and a mod for a month or two, and I've got to say, it's pretty great. The only complaint I ever had was that it was missing a search function, but they implemented one a while back, so it's pretty much perfect. And yes, the whole chatlog stays there indefinitely.

In addition to the features Roobar listed, admins (or people granted this right) can add custom emoticons or emojis or whatever people are calling them. And yeah, granting privileges is very... modular, I guess? You can pick and choose things for the target user and make your own roles. We have one person who only has the power to add new emotes because that's what they're good at (and it's entertaining when it happens).

You can make audio channels if you're into that but I've never messed with it because I can't stand the thought of people hearing my voice. But it's there!

I'm sure there are more benefits...

I say all this despite never having been to the Keen IRC (or any IRC on that site). I also think it's understandable if you don't want to move to a newer platform for reasons of nostalgia or the like. I just thought I'd put in my two cents as someone who has been communicating primarily via Discord for the last year.

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sun May 21, 2017 3:23

Quite right, Captain!

By the way, there's another thread in the Misc column...

https://pckf.rigeltechnical.com/viewtop ... f=6&t=4057

Feel free to stop on by anytime!
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Post by Plasma Captain » Sun May 21, 2017 4:45

Oh... Welp! I should probably learn how to check unread threads more effectively. I've been gone so long... :old

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Post by DHeadshot » Tue Mar 12, 2019 22:57

Hi, just popping by to say that it seems that foonetic has died now so our IRC channel is no more. I'm on the Discord but there were a few people staying only on IRC, so I'm hoping by posting this here they'll see it. Do you want to move to a new network? If so, I'd suggest posting it here so people know where to go...
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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by Commander Spleen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 23:46

Huh, that was unexpected. Even though there are only a few who still use it, rebooting the channel on another server would be useful. I do plan to re-IRC someday but at the moment Discord is the most convenient for me.

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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by NY00123 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 17:25

I can still occasionally connect to one of the Foonetic IRC servers, although it hasn't been as stable as beforehand. The #xkcd IRC channel even migrated to SlashNET because of that. I haven't had much success with accessing their website, though.

Another recent surge of spam has probably not assisted, I think.

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Post by keenmaster486 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 19:42

I am highly in favor of keeping the IRC chat alive. I actually just now headed over to this thread to see if I could connect!

Let’s go to a new network! Freenode?
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Post by nanomekia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 21:40

I'd recommend Espernet, I've got a channel hosted there and have used it for years.
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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by Keening_Product » Thu Mar 14, 2019 16:50

Let's establish a channel on every network available for maximum inconvenience.

Seriously though, what's good enough for XKCD is far too good for us, so let's go with what they chose.
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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by NY00123 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 22:14

Just letting you know that Foonetic is officially going to be shut down by the end of this July.

For the few who prefer IRC over other alternatives, there's now a #pckf channel at SlashNET, although it's almost never used, just like the Foonetic channel.

To quote the message I get upon connecting to a Foonetic server as of these very last days:
-InfoServ- *** Message(s) of the Day ***
-InfoServ- [Shutdown] Notice from spinfire, posted 20:27 on 07/23/2019:
-InfoServ- Foonetic Network will be formally shut down at the end of July with the shutdown of all servers and the website. Please migrate to anther network (many channels have moved to Slashnet) before then. So long, and thanks for all the fish.
-InfoServ- *** End of Message(s) of the Day ***

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Post by Nisaba » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:03

thanx for the heads up
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Re: Keen IRC Channel

Post by NY00123 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 17:47

As of this evening, I can't connect to Foonetic anymore, and looks like it's the end for good. I guess that I can write: R.I.P.

I still had my PC connected to it earlier today. This morning, less than an hour since the event, I saw these messages, the latter of which referring to what was apparently the very last disconnection from Foonetic (presumably delayed due to time out):
Aug 01 07:08:48 -Global- [Network Notice] spinfire - So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Aug 01 07:24:45 * Disconnected (Connection timed out)
This page claims that the network was registered on January 2009 (not sure that it's the exact month of starting the service): https://netsplit.de/servers/?net=Foonetic

My IRC logs from Foonetic, which I'm lucky to still have, say that I originally connected to Foonetic at "Sat Sep 5 23:29:59 2009" (local time), and then joined the #pckf at "Sat Sep 5 23:30:11 2009". If the final shutdown were to occur just a bit more than a month later, then I'd technically have my 10 years anniversary beforehand.

As for a few more random notes: The Foonetic channel's topic was last set by splsplspl at "Sat Nov 2 13:51:50 2013". The alternative SlashNET channel's topic, which is currently the same as in Foonetic, except for the addition of a welcome to the SlashNET channel, has been set by DHeadshot at "Wed Jul 24 14:54:08 2019".

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