I see where there is a preferred search engine,
Google. and in keeping with this I would like to
know if there is any pref. chat srevice/room/place
where I could argue with you wonderful folks in person.
I have been lurking around SDMB for months, but this
last 2 days I have been very active here, yet there
are still some things I would like to know.
Download mIRC for Windows or Ircle for Mac. If you can’t download, go to the the Undernet website and click on Webchat. Follow the directions and look for an Undernet server. The European servers are better than the US servers.
Then, type /join #straightdope and let us know who you are so we don’t chase you out
And if you get Mirc, you can click on Channels folder, click add, then enter “straightdope” to enter it on your list. You will have to specify Undernet if I remember correctly, and the European connections (and Diemen in particular) seem to be the most stable.
You need a space in there:
or the command won’t work right. I’ve no idea, though, why a mistyped command would get you banned from a newbies channel… Conceivably, there might be some sort of filter that automatically bans on certain keywords, and “dope” is such a word, but that’d only kick in if the channel saw what you typed. Are you sure you had the / in there?
I did put the / in there, I am pretty sure I did anyway, yeah it was the lack of a space that did for it. The way it got me banned from the newbies channel puzzles me like nobody’s business. First I saw that someone in the room was initiating some kind of command (and not being very technical I can’t remember what that was exactly), I suppose that person must have been a moderator for that room and then when I tried to get back in I was banned! Very odd.
All I can think is the person who was running that room was offended that I was trying to go somewhere else and didn’t want to stay in his room, or maybe I transgressed some obscure point of ettiquette. It seems very petty and strange to me!
I’ll try it with the space (if I don’t get banned again). Thanks Chronos!