Do you use IRC?

  • Yes
  • No

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The problem with IRC is: You can’t store the conversations… ppl can read the posts here or grep through them… ppl not always connected to the irc node don’t have that ability… much of the knowledge discussed THERE will be lost for majority in that way :frowning:

However, if you need a QUICK answer, IRC is of course better than a forum… but it might be nice then to post the query and the result here to help those that might stumble upon the same problems…

  • Just an Idea. :smiley:

Regards, Bigfoot29

I’m down to Skype as my only IM client, and it’s been ages since I last started mIRC… However, for an event I might consider it. :slight_smile:

If your are online you can store it by STRG+C, STRG+V or some progs like XChat have a built in store function.


Martin I meant: You can’t save it for others to use that were NOT in the chat at the time when the discussion went on.

Regards, Bigfoot29

Well, if we can figure out a way to post the messages online some place in real time, perhaps neighborlee can help.

I think the IRC is a good way for getting a quick answer. The problem is: Nobody is online.
At the Momenent GMT+1 22:22(i think about 5 pm USA time) only Bigfoot29 is online.
We should promote the IRC more


The members online most often the channel are neighborlee, IPKnightly, myself, and an unknown ObsidianX (who seems to be a bot).

I don’t think that is exactly the motivation here… it’s more like a mentality thing. We are Europeans, therefore we like everything properly archived, documented and “preserved for future generations”. It’s due to all the red tape we grow up with… :wink:

I don’t mind either, and IMHO the version changes are the best reason to not store everything infinitely… just how long exactly it should then be stored is a different question altogether.

I don’t expect all my problems to be solved, IP, especially since I know well that that is a self-induced problem of mine. :slight_smile: I just wanted to document why I’m so much more present in the forums than in IRC. That may change when I actually start coding, though. :slight_smile:

I concur.

There were many true things in it - of both of you. :slight_smile:

But as you may know: Interest fades sometimes - and some great minds might get lost due whatever reason. We are all no machines and I NEED a place where I can read a message again after a couple of weeks. Why? Because I forgot what was being said (the details).

Example: I was already 3 times in the need to search the forums for my post because I couldn’t remember what setting (the EXPORT thingie) I need to do to have Panda3D working properly under Debian…

I am not bitching about the IRC - I have been there some time already - but it would be good to have something that can be reviewed later on. Thats why a forum has its very positive aspects as long as its not going to be deleted.

May be you understand my motivation now a bit better :slight_smile:

Regards, Bigfoot29

You should do the following:

  • Post in the forum
  • Ask for a reply on IRC, to be posted in the forum

That’s how I’d do it, anyway. :slight_smile:

I visited the IRC for a while, but the school school network doesn’t allow any programs to connnect to an IRC channel… sorry guys.

I am just wondering if we should “stickify” this topic…

Regards, Bigfoot29

Nope, it doesn’t seem like the Java based clients worked on my network either.

Hi, I’m new and I want to connect to #panda3d, but when I do it seems like no one can hear me talking. Maybe you are just ignoring me (:p), but I think there may be a problem with my router and it’s ports closed (I can’t open them, no working password :S).

Has anyone heard of such a thing? Is there a solution?

Thanks in advance,

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if you were there and others weren’t talking except you you can be sure that everything is ok with your router. :slight_smile:
The channel isn’t too much populated - just a few “hardcore” Panda3D’ers that idle there all/most of the time.

You can try to gather help there, but its better to write your post here and then ask in the forums if someone might have an answer for your post. (including a link)

Sometimes its frustrating there if you need help fast. - But well, patience is a virtue :mrgreen:

  • I have to learn that from time to time too. :laughing:

Regards, Bigfoot29

Lol, thanks for your answer… I guess I need to be more zen :stuck_out_tongue:

:mrgreen: No problem - sorry for the double post :wink:

Regards, Bigfoot29