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Old 04-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #51
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welcome back david...good to see you posting again..and back in chat! We all look forward to having you in there as often as you can make it!
(brink lives to entertain...)
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:53 PM   #52
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Laurel - are you sure Brink doesn't entertain to live???

oh dear....
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:53 PM   #53
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Laurel - are you sure Brink doesn't entertain to live???

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Old 04-15-2006, 08:10 PM   #54
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I am taking lessons from Char.
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:54 PM   #55
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You've learned your lessons well, B, and Char is obviously a fine teacher! :D
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:52 AM   #56
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David,

Good to meet you my friend ... I've always enjoyed your messages on the board. You have the best in company with all of the chat "group".

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Old 04-16-2006, 12:48 PM   #57
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Thanks, Mike. I'm happy to be back. Corfid is easily one of the best boards I've ever joined.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:34 PM   #58
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OK OK
we will NOT be in chat this evening because we will be sitting (holding our binoculars and noses) in the very back row of the circle at
the State Theater in New Brunswick NJ hoping to be able to see Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers in concert.

PP&M singing "Early Morning Rain" in 1966
I think this will be a first for me (although we did see "Peter and Paul" at Oceon Grove NJ last summer) see my report at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...=003392#000000
and I passed the trio at London Airport on 6 april 1966 as I was about to walk out to my plane to Montreal and they were
arriving for UK concerts.
Anyway last week I had a terrible lag problem in Anne's "Chatzy" room.
And I resolved to try to find another alternative Javascript based set up to add to my own web site.I had already found another free Javascript based room setup at:-
http://www.qwadchat.com
and had tried it out a bit.I especially liked its ability to use HTML and had made a screenshot showing that I could display in the chatroom my own picture

screenshot made on April 19th in fact
But on that occasion I just could not simulate two chatters chatting together
This week I got as far as using the room by 2 computers each on separate telephine lines and two dufferent ISPs and made this screenshot

but could again not get the text from both of myself to appear at the same time on both monitors.
But as you can see it shows promise.
It requires just one simple link html file only
I will try again next week because th greatadvantage of using Javascript is of course that it then obviates the need to install either mIRC or, after upgrading to a non-Java Virtual Machine equipped browser, the large Sun Microsytems Java Runtime file in order to use our previous great dilexnet.net room
Ok so we will be missing the fun later today, but no doubt other regulars will be at:-
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610 :-
revised more complete intructions are simply:-
1.click that link
2.enter your nickname.
3.Select the colo(u)r that you would like your text entries to appear in then
3.enter this password Harmony.
but note that the password is case sensitive so make sure you use a capital "H'.
"harmony" all in lower case will not cut the mustard.
4 press the "enter room" button
5 the room should open
6.ignore the "write message" button (whatever you write disappears after you ....)
7 Press the "join chat" button instead
8 then type your opening salutation in the box at the bottom
9 press the"OK" button
at 9pm EST this evening
Have fun
John Fowles
P.S.After his magnum opus at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...176;p=1#000037
I reckon Steve Dunbar (geodeticman) will fit in well and could then chat to his fellow colo(u)radans Brink and Coloradosue if they are in

[ April 28, 2006, 15:24: Message edited by: johnfowles ]
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:34 PM   #59
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OK OK
we will NOT be in chat this evening because we will be sitting (holding our binoculars and noses) in the very back row of the circle at
the State Theater in New Brunswick NJ hoping to be able to see Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers in concert.

PP&M singing "Early Morning Rain" in 1966
I think this will be a first for me (although we did see "Peter and Paul" at Oceon Grove NJ last summer) see my report at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...=003392#000000
and I passed the trio at London Airport on 6 april 1966 as I was about to walk out to my plane to Montreal and they were
arriving for UK concerts.
Anyway last week I had a terrible lag problem in Anne's "Chatzy" room.
And I resolved to try to find another alternative Javascript based set up to add to my own web site.I had already found another free Javascript based room setup at:-
http://www.qwadchat.com
and had tried it out a bit.I especially liked its ability to use HTML and had made a screenshot showing that I could display in the chatroom my own picture

screenshot made on April 19th in fact
But on that occasion I just could not simulate two chatters chatting together
This week I got as far as using the room by 2 computers each on separate telephine lines and two dufferent ISPs and made this screenshot

but could again not get the text from both of myself to appear at the same time on both monitors.
But as you can see it shows promise.
It requires just one simple link html file only
I will try again next week because th greatadvantage of using Javascript is of course that it then obviates the need to install either mIRC or, after upgrading to a non-Java Virtual Machine equipped browser, the large Sun Microsytems Java Runtime file in order to use our previous great dilexnet.net room
Ok so we will be missing the fun later today, but no doubt other regulars will be at:-
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610 :-
revised more complete intructions are simply:-
1.click that link
2.enter your nickname.
3.Select the colo(u)r that you would like your text entries to appear in then
3.enter this password Harmony.
but note that the password is case sensitive so make sure you use a capital "H'.
"harmony" all in lower case will not cut the mustard.
4 press the "enter room" button
5 the room should open
6.ignore the "write message" button (whatever you write disappears after you ....)
7 Press the "join chat" button instead
8 then type your opening salutation in the box at the bottom
9 press the"OK" button
at 9pm EST this evening
Have fun
John Fowles
P.S.After his magnum opus at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...176;p=1#000037
I reckon Steve Dunbar (geodeticman) will fit in well and could then chat to his fellow colo(u)radans Brink and Coloradosue if they are in

[ April 28, 2006, 15:24: Message edited by: johnfowles ]
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:19 PM   #60
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I recieved the following message when clicking on the link John...
Page Not Found
We are sorry - the page you are looking for could not be found on our server.

Perhaps you misspelled the address or followed an invalid link.
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Perhaps you might want to recheck it and post again.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:19 PM   #61
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I recieved the following message when clicking on the link John...
Page Not Found
We are sorry - the page you are looking for could not be found on our server.

Perhaps you misspelled the address or followed an invalid link.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #62
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Very strange Erika
I found the same but it was NOT really my fault
but due to some vagary of the otherwise splendid system this board uses to show hyperlinks
as originally typed I had the :- immediately after the final 0 in the correct URL that I had
in fact copied and pasted "as is" from my earlier posting then the corfid board decided
unilaterally that it might be fun to include :- in the hyperlink which promptly cocks it up.I have now edited it and all will be well
correct hyperlink
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610
incorrect
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610:-
John
Thanks for checking and pointing this out
I will be more careful in future!
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #63
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Very strange Erika
I found the same but it was NOT really my fault
but due to some vagary of the otherwise splendid system this board uses to show hyperlinks
as originally typed I had the :- immediately after the final 0 in the correct URL that I had
in fact copied and pasted "as is" from my earlier posting then the corfid board decided
unilaterally that it might be fun to include :- in the hyperlink which promptly cocks it up.I have now edited it and all will be well
correct hyperlink
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610
incorrect
http://www.chatzy.com/885842072610:-
John
Thanks for checking and pointing this out
I will be more careful in future!
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:48 PM   #64
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So I see you all are having trouble with getting a chat started...I believe mirc is the best possible way for you to gain the connectivity for everyone.

I would suggest actually downloading the client (if you have already done this, good), you can obtain it @ http://www.mirc.org.

Make sure to write down the install directory you saved the install program in. Now click on the Start Button, then the "Run..." button. Now click on Browse, navigate to the directory you installed "mirc617.exe". Select it, no click on "Ok" This will install the program.

After it is installed, a link on your desktop should appear. Double click on the mIRC32 Icon. This will start the program.

Once the program loads; click the evaluate button and start your 30day trial. (Once the trial is over, the program will still function, the donation is only a request if you find it useful)

In my next steps I include links to screenshots I have provided to help navigate through this process.

1. Next goto File &gt; Select Server
1. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc0.jpg

2. Once that dialog is open, Select Random EFNET server from the drop downlist (EFNET is the most reliable and often used network to connect to IRC)
2. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc1.jpg

3. Now on the left side menu select the option of Connect (It should have a minus sign next to it). The screen on the right will change to let you select your "NickName" and what not. Fill in the options as you deem appropriate.
3. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc1_5.jpg

4. Now click on the "Connect to Server" button located directly under the information you just entered. (it has the firework button next to it
4. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc2.jpg

5. Now you will be connected to EFNET Irc network.

6. When the window pops up and you are connected, the is an entry box located at the bottom of the screen. Use the command "/j #whatever you want" to join a channel (chat room). I have included an example of "/j #gordon_lightfoot_chat" Then press the "Enter" key.
6. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc3.jpg

7. Now you will have joined the channel "#gordon_lightfoot_chat" on the EFNET IRC Network.
7. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc4.jpg

8. Now you can double click anywhere in the channel window and the operator menu will come up. You can there change the topic, member allowments, etc. The box on the right of the channel screen shows the users currently involved in the chat. If you have an "@" next to your nick name you have the option to change these settings. The first one who gets to the chat (or starts it) will have operator status ... as this is called. You can give other people the same status with the "/+o nickname" command in the bottom section (where you would type the text you wish to send to the chat room.
8. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc5.jpg

9. Now if everyone connects to the "EFNET" network, and you agree on a time and channel name. Everyone who wants will beable to connect and participate! Remember "/j #" or "/join #" command will get you to the channel you want! A Channel must always include the "#" pound sign before it.
Refer to my images for the correct place and how to enter it".

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:48 PM   #65
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So I see you all are having trouble with getting a chat started...I believe mirc is the best possible way for you to gain the connectivity for everyone.

I would suggest actually downloading the client (if you have already done this, good), you can obtain it @ http://www.mirc.org.

Make sure to write down the install directory you saved the install program in. Now click on the Start Button, then the "Run..." button. Now click on Browse, navigate to the directory you installed "mirc617.exe". Select it, no click on "Ok" This will install the program.

After it is installed, a link on your desktop should appear. Double click on the mIRC32 Icon. This will start the program.

Once the program loads; click the evaluate button and start your 30day trial. (Once the trial is over, the program will still function, the donation is only a request if you find it useful)

In my next steps I include links to screenshots I have provided to help navigate through this process.

1. Next goto File &gt; Select Server
1. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc0.jpg

2. Once that dialog is open, Select Random EFNET server from the drop downlist (EFNET is the most reliable and often used network to connect to IRC)
2. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc1.jpg

3. Now on the left side menu select the option of Connect (It should have a minus sign next to it). The screen on the right will change to let you select your "NickName" and what not. Fill in the options as you deem appropriate.
3. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc1_5.jpg

4. Now click on the "Connect to Server" button located directly under the information you just entered. (it has the firework button next to it
4. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc2.jpg

5. Now you will be connected to EFNET Irc network.

6. When the window pops up and you are connected, the is an entry box located at the bottom of the screen. Use the command "/j #whatever you want" to join a channel (chat room). I have included an example of "/j #gordon_lightfoot_chat" Then press the "Enter" key.
6. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc3.jpg

7. Now you will have joined the channel "#gordon_lightfoot_chat" on the EFNET IRC Network.
7. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc4.jpg

8. Now you can double click anywhere in the channel window and the operator menu will come up. You can there change the topic, member allowments, etc. The box on the right of the channel screen shows the users currently involved in the chat. If you have an "@" next to your nick name you have the option to change these settings. The first one who gets to the chat (or starts it) will have operator status ... as this is called. You can give other people the same status with the "/+o nickname" command in the bottom section (where you would type the text you wish to send to the chat room.
8. http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc5.jpg

9. Now if everyone connects to the "EFNET" network, and you agree on a time and channel name. Everyone who wants will beable to connect and participate! Remember "/j #" or "/join #" command will get you to the channel you want! A Channel must always include the "#" pound sign before it.
Refer to my images for the correct place and how to enter it".

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:54 PM   #66
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As an afterthought...

After you have installed IRC and completed steps 1-3, and you are using Internet Explorer as your browser...

click on this link --&gt; irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

Mirc will open and a dialog like this :
http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc6.jpg
will open up. Click on "OK". It will automatically connect you to the EFNET network and join the channel "#gordon_lightfoot_chat" ...

Also forgot to mention that a channel name may contain NO SPACES!

Hope this helped as well.
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As an afterthought...

After you have installed IRC and completed steps 1-3, and you are using Internet Explorer as your browser...

click on this link --&gt; irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

Mirc will open and a dialog like this :
http://djbry.temp.powweb.com/mirc6.jpg
will open up. Click on "OK". It will automatically connect you to the EFNET network and join the channel "#gordon_lightfoot_chat" ...

Also forgot to mention that a channel name may contain NO SPACES!

Hope this helped as well.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:56 PM   #68
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Hi My Dad's Suggestion - I agree the term "EFNET" would sum up my and many, many others feelings about mIRC.
Actually, MDS, the Chatzy room has been quite nice to use. There isn't the constant random booting out of chatters and it is always available, unlike the mIRC that is down often. Come join the group, lots of laughs and good times.
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Well, I tried that link "irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat"

and since the ultimebb url code automatically adds http:// to the fron of it, it will not work as a clickable link. Just copy and paste -

irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

-into the URL slot of Internet explorer and press Enter. This will achieve the desired effect. Thanks.
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Well, I tried that link "irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat"

and since the ultimebb url code automatically adds http:// to the fron of it, it will not work as a clickable link. Just copy and paste -

irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

-into the URL slot of Internet explorer and press Enter. This will achieve the desired effect. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:46 PM   #71
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Quote:
Originally posted by &lt;My Dad's Suggestion&gt;:
Well, I tried that link "irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat"

and since the ultimebb url code automatically adds http:// to the fron of it, it will not work as a clickable link. Just copy and paste -

irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

-into the URL slot of Internet explorer and press Enter. This will achieve the desired effect. Thanks.
Yes Yes Father.
Whilst I thoroughly appreciate your attempts to help regarding mIRC,I have to tell you that I have already overcome that particular hurdle as fully nay some might rudely/crudely say exhaustively explained in the earlier topic on the Friday chat
at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...=003574#000000
in particular see my posting on January the 28th
whthere you can see that I eventually succeded in making a forwarding URL
http://lnk.in/37sd
that opens
irc://irc.dilexnet.net:6667/gordonlightfootchat
which is the equivalent of your
irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat
but using a different chat server (see below)
I have tried to provide a lucid description of the options on my "chat"page at:-
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT/chat/
and beyond that I will now review where we are now at.
Basically going back to 1997 the original chat room guru (Rik Stevens)had contrived to set it up so that the simplest method of access was a Java applet (originally jpilot).
He also discovered mIRC and much effort was spent trying to get every chatter to carry out
the elementary and straightforward task of installing it.
Then a few years ago the IRC server he was using cjb.net gave up the struggle against internet hooligans,and as I had a vested interest in keeping it going (without IRC I would most certainly have died in 2000)
I looked round to find a replacement google kindly showed me "the world's worst" website at:-
http://www.worlds-worst-website.com/...hat/chat2.html
which had not only a Java applet
which I very soon diagnosed was the free jwirc applet
but also a link called intriguingly
"mIRC Direct Link" which led to:-
irc://irc.dilexnet.net:6667/wwwchat
whre wwwchat was their IRC "channel"
so without realy then or now fully understanding how IRC worked I adapted it for our use.
the icing was put on the cake when one evening I was joined by a most helpful guy from the dilexnet organisation Brian "brut" Tomjack. He not only helped me register the channel etc but was able to tell me that dilexnet also had its own Java applet and gave me the URL to use it.I was then in the delightful position of being able to offer not only two distinctly
different Java applets but due to my earlier experience in the original room I could write up how to configure mIRC from scratch plus of course now had the bonus of a direct URL to automatically open and configure mIRC.
all was hunky dory for a long time until for reasons I never got to the bottom of the dilexnet applet would no longer function, then quite recently nobody could get in using dilexnet by either method.I have just checked and now "The Dilex-Networks Homepage is currently down" but it looks like their IRC channels are still functional
in the meantime Anne from OK had found chatzy chat which as it uses Javascript avoids the twin problems of
1. the non inclusuion of a Java Virtual Machine in new computers running Windows XP
And
2. the continuing reluctance of many delightful fans to get to grips with mIRC
(plus considerable prejudice even hatred/dislike against it due to its alleged propensity to "boot" people out, not true by my own experiences.) On the other hand the Javascript "chatzy" room has been having severe "lagging" problems so I for one am not prepared to tolerate that
I will summarise my latest Javascript research tomorrow but as Laurel said and seems to have now deleted
"mIRC is working" so I propose we use mIRC tomorrow for the regular Friday evening session at 9pm EST

John Fowles
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:46 PM   #72
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Quote:
Originally posted by &lt;My Dad's Suggestion&gt;:
Well, I tried that link "irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat"

and since the ultimebb url code automatically adds http:// to the fron of it, it will not work as a clickable link. Just copy and paste -

irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat

-into the URL slot of Internet explorer and press Enter. This will achieve the desired effect. Thanks.
Yes Yes Father.
Whilst I thoroughly appreciate your attempts to help regarding mIRC,I have to tell you that I have already overcome that particular hurdle as fully nay some might rudely/crudely say exhaustively explained in the earlier topic on the Friday chat
at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...=003574#000000
in particular see my posting on January the 28th
whthere you can see that I eventually succeded in making a forwarding URL
http://lnk.in/37sd
that opens
irc://irc.dilexnet.net:6667/gordonlightfootchat
which is the equivalent of your
irc://irc.efnet.net/gordon_lightfoot_chat
but using a different chat server (see below)
I have tried to provide a lucid description of the options on my "chat"page at:-
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT/chat/
and beyond that I will now review where we are now at.
Basically going back to 1997 the original chat room guru (Rik Stevens)had contrived to set it up so that the simplest method of access was a Java applet (originally jpilot).
He also discovered mIRC and much effort was spent trying to get every chatter to carry out
the elementary and straightforward task of installing it.
Then a few years ago the IRC server he was using cjb.net gave up the struggle against internet hooligans,and as I had a vested interest in keeping it going (without IRC I would most certainly have died in 2000)
I looked round to find a replacement google kindly showed me "the world's worst" website at:-
http://www.worlds-worst-website.com/...hat/chat2.html
which had not only a Java applet
which I very soon diagnosed was the free jwirc applet
but also a link called intriguingly
"mIRC Direct Link" which led to:-
irc://irc.dilexnet.net:6667/wwwchat
whre wwwchat was their IRC "channel"
so without realy then or now fully understanding how IRC worked I adapted it for our use.
the icing was put on the cake when one evening I was joined by a most helpful guy from the dilexnet organisation Brian "brut" Tomjack. He not only helped me register the channel etc but was able to tell me that dilexnet also had its own Java applet and gave me the URL to use it.I was then in the delightful position of being able to offer not only two distinctly
different Java applets but due to my earlier experience in the original room I could write up how to configure mIRC from scratch plus of course now had the bonus of a direct URL to automatically open and configure mIRC.
all was hunky dory for a long time until for reasons I never got to the bottom of the dilexnet applet would no longer function, then quite recently nobody could get in using dilexnet by either method.I have just checked and now "The Dilex-Networks Homepage is currently down" but it looks like their IRC channels are still functional
in the meantime Anne from OK had found chatzy chat which as it uses Javascript avoids the twin problems of
1. the non inclusuion of a Java Virtual Machine in new computers running Windows XP
And
2. the continuing reluctance of many delightful fans to get to grips with mIRC
(plus considerable prejudice even hatred/dislike against it due to its alleged propensity to "boot" people out, not true by my own experiences.) On the other hand the Javascript "chatzy" room has been having severe "lagging" problems so I for one am not prepared to tolerate that
I will summarise my latest Javascript research tomorrow but as Laurel said and seems to have now deleted
"mIRC is working" so I propose we use mIRC tomorrow for the regular Friday evening session at 9pm EST

John Fowles
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:25 PM   #73
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Mr Fowles,

Thank you for your reply. I had no idea you had used the same method to instruct, or rather point the users to an easy install of mIRC. I was just trying to help. My father visits this site, and he asked me to try and help with the "chat" problems (hence the name). So I tried my best to explain it in a step by step method.

I feel your pain in the fact that it is hard to get a "direct" chat link of people who are not directly connected to the same program/internet provider.

However, I could suggest doing a google search for those java chat applets. There are many of them out there, but the longevity of those clients lasting is up in the air.

In my experience, mIRC will work best. The "BOOT" factor people are reffering to is this; when you connect to a random server, on efnet for example, not all of you are using the same "access server". This results in downtime or "parsing" of some servers that all relate to efnet. If this happens people on those servers will be disconnected from the efnet environment.

This problem can be avoided by using a set server, not just the random placing irc.efnet.net. But then again, it will experience downtime. I cannot truely give you a better idea.. you will have these problems with ALL chat progams you decide to utilize.

A solution I will profer is this: try getting everyone to install an IM client (yahoo would be my choice) and you can then invite people from your buddy list, or what not, into private chat rooms that are facilitated by that program. That will enable the drop out rate to be immensely disabled to only the people who are connecting's internet connection stability.

That is the best advice I can give. Yahoo, Powtalk, etc.

A link to Yahoo Messenger; http://messenger.yahoo.com/.

If you decide to go this route, I can once again do a step-by-step account of how to access and create the desired effect within Yahoo.

Good Luck.
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Mr Fowles,

Thank you for your reply. I had no idea you had used the same method to instruct, or rather point the users to an easy install of mIRC. I was just trying to help. My father visits this site, and he asked me to try and help with the "chat" problems (hence the name). So I tried my best to explain it in a step by step method.

I feel your pain in the fact that it is hard to get a "direct" chat link of people who are not directly connected to the same program/internet provider.

However, I could suggest doing a google search for those java chat applets. There are many of them out there, but the longevity of those clients lasting is up in the air.

In my experience, mIRC will work best. The "BOOT" factor people are reffering to is this; when you connect to a random server, on efnet for example, not all of you are using the same "access server". This results in downtime or "parsing" of some servers that all relate to efnet. If this happens people on those servers will be disconnected from the efnet environment.

This problem can be avoided by using a set server, not just the random placing irc.efnet.net. But then again, it will experience downtime. I cannot truely give you a better idea.. you will have these problems with ALL chat progams you decide to utilize.

A solution I will profer is this: try getting everyone to install an IM client (yahoo would be my choice) and you can then invite people from your buddy list, or what not, into private chat rooms that are facilitated by that program. That will enable the drop out rate to be immensely disabled to only the people who are connecting's internet connection stability.

That is the best advice I can give. Yahoo, Powtalk, etc.

A link to Yahoo Messenger; http://messenger.yahoo.com/.

If you decide to go this route, I can once again do a step-by-step account of how to access and create the desired effect within Yahoo.

Good Luck.
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However, I could suggest doing a google search for those java chat applets.
There are many of them out there,
Many thanks "son"
Buttt.... I have been trying obviously unsucessfully to get the message across that due to Microsoft's legal agreement with Java
originator Sun Microsytems Microsoft will no longer be including the MJVM (Microsoft Java Virtual Machine) in any more issues of
Windows (beyond XP) as I found out after installing XP Media Center Edition on my new-build desktop 'puter.
So in that case it matters not a fig what Java applet one tries to utilise.
I have now (for the purpose of trying out other Java applets not conncted with chat) installed the equivalent Java Runtime Environment from Sun and as I had anticipated it is a damn sight longer winded and time consuming than the very easy acquisition then install of mIRC
Here is my message earlier today to my earlier Friday chat topic at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...c;f=1;t=003574

Meanwhile this evening chat at 9pm EST
using the buttons on:-

http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfoot/chat/
using mIRC (red button)
or for those who still have a Java Virtual Machine installed the Blue button
or to check out mIRC the green button
John Fowles
I looked at Paltalk today but that is Java based as is the chat facility built into Yahoo groups
I know the very first Lightfoot chat rooms were set up by those fans on AOL usin erly versions of AIM as the "geodeticman" here is well aware.
but to my mind having to be invited in would be a backward step and an unecessary complication.
My favourite plan having seen chatzy in action and realising that it was possible to set up an IRC independant private chat that would be 100% based on my own web site using Javascript (where Javascript confusingly has nothing directly to do with Java other than sharing the first 4 letters) would be to find such a Javascript, which has proved difficult so far.
I thought I had found the ideal script at
http://www.qwadchat.com as per my 2 screenshots displayed earlier



but have yet to confirm that it will work reliably.Have you any experience of Javascript rooms?
That way would avoid the twin problems of Jsva and people's reluctance to get to grips with mIRC
and as evinced by brink distrust in it
I was especially interested in the qwadchat script because, as I demonstrated by displaying my own picture in the chat panel, it is possible
to use HTML and one of my ambitions is to get more friends using HTML
John Fowles
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