IRC is Down December 14, 2002 2:59 PM   Subscribe

Ack! The metafilter irc channel is down. How am I ever going to get my fix of mindless chat?
posted by beth to Uptime at 2:59 PM (22 comments total)

Doh... and here I thought you all were just ignoring me.
posted by ecrivain at 3:04 PM on December 14, 2002

Can we just reconvene on a more conventional irc server? Name one, any one, and I'll go there.
posted by beth at 3:05 PM on December 14, 2002

Undernet #mefi
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:14 PM on December 14, 2002

uh, what servername do I put into Trillian? I don't know enough about Undernet, sorry.
posted by beth at 3:21 PM on December 14, 2002

Temporary chat room at #mefi
posted by riffola at 3:21 PM on December 14, 2002

okay make that #metafilter if you like #mefi classic :)
posted by riffola at 3:31 PM on December 14, 2002

I'm pretty sure power went out at my house (I'm working at the office), as there are some pretty killer storms right now knocking power out all over the city.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:22 PM on December 14, 2002

Thanks for the info Matt. We were worried because we are all so hopelessly addicted.
posted by riffola at 4:29 PM on December 14, 2002

To be honest, I'm going crazy. Having switched to a mac, even with mcwetboy's and amberglow's suggestions (Fire, etc), I'm unable to log into the motherlode. So - get this - I actually bought a really basic PC, Pentium 4 and 512K - to continue this and other PC pleasures. But have I managed to connect? Oh no. And do I need to? Oh yes.

As Mihir/Riff says, we are hopelessly addicted. Best company in the world. Oh please help this poor servant of yours!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:48 PM on December 14, 2002

Your support crew is standing by Miguel, but we'll need more to go on than that.
posted by holloway at 6:22 PM on December 14, 2002

Behold, ye blessed Holloway! So I've installed the blessed Mirc over on the PC (forget the mac!) and what link should I choose? I find no turlyming so I optimistically go for a Random American (as one is wont to do) and type join #mefi. I end up alone. Then I go for the homegrown stuff, PT Link. Same shite.

I have a nice private chat room on my own blog, Pastilhas. All one has to do is click on "Sala de UrgĂȘncias". It has a nifty mouse-over feature that tells you who's there. But that's in Portuguese...

Oh woe!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:35 PM on December 14, 2002

How am I ever going to get my fix of mindless chat?

isn't that what metatalk is for now?
posted by donkeyschlong at 6:36 PM on December 14, 2002

Back in Khazad-Dum

(with apologies to ATV publishing, ASCAP, BMI and Sir Paul McCartney)

...I'm back in Kha-ah-ah-zad Dum
You don't know how lucky you are, chum.
Back in Khazad-Dum

Well the Mordor girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
in Isengard hear me scream and shout
Snaga who's your Daddy now the Dark Lord's really on my mind

Let me hear your Balrogs baby ringin' out
Come and keep your Hobbits warm
Take me down to Gondor make me way down South
Isatari on the run...etc.
posted by crunchburger at 6:43 PM on December 14, 2002

Miguel, connect to and then join #mefi. Joining undernet might take a few attempts.

Either that or download Mozilla for Mac and click on Riffola's link.
posted by holloway at 6:52 PM on December 14, 2002

Just so people don't get the impression that there are no irc clients on mac other than mozilla, Ircle, and Snak are pretty good. :)
posted by rhyax at 7:38 PM on December 14, 2002

Hey, thanks holloway! Everyone else follow his instructions, for they lead to satisfaction.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:30 PM on December 14, 2002

Back Up! Come watch Al Gore on SNL and chat about it.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:13 PM on December 14, 2002's back, but isn't working, so we're back. See you all there.
posted by riffola at 9:14 PM on December 14, 2002

If you are wondering what happened to #mefi, seems to be down. Drop by at the temporary location on the undernet (you can pick any undernet server, as long as it lets you on). #mefi
posted by riffola at 6:27 AM on December 16, 2002

Ignore that previous comment. #mefi at / is back
posted by riffola at 7:17 AM on December 16, 2002

Methinks we need an IRC status update page.
posted by riffola at 7:30 AM on December 16, 2002

Oh hey, everyone... thanks for the heads-up on the Mac IRC clients... I've just joined!
posted by silusGROK at 10:30 AM on December 16, 2002

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