My mIRC won’t work! I’ve installed and re-installed, but the furthest I can get is that Got Ident Response message. Then, I just sit and idle. . . I can’t access any channels, I can’t do anything. It’s like I’m logged into the server, but it doesn’t want to let me play. . .
Anyone else run into this problem? 'Cause I feel like I’m missing a lot. I can’t talk in real time to Dopers. I feel cheated. . .
Yes, I guess I am an addict at the house. . .
Or, you can go to http://www.undernet.org, click on webchat and join from there using a javaclient. It’ll ask you if you want to download a little thingie - say yes (it’s harmless). You’ll be directed to #newbies at first, but once you’re in simply /join #straightdope. It means you can’t do the /me and /ping commands, but it’ll do in a pinch.
[sub]#straightdope not affliated with Cecil Adams, The Chicago Reader, or anything else on the planet, amen.[/sub]
Which network were you trying to access? If it’s <shudder> EFNet, you’re experiencing what we like to call the “EFNET IS A SHITTY NETWORK THATS CONSTANTLY DOS-ED” effect. All you can do is keep trying, unfortunately.