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  1. boyo1991

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    Im not sure if anyone noticed or not, but there IS an irc... i went in and it was a ghost town.. any chance of it getting some love? Or is it going to be done away with? Either way its a task the kind of needs attention haha.. (imo...)
     

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    I've never been able to make that work:rolleyes:

    I think it's an abandoned relic.
     
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    Some members go in there to help users with complicated issues, but that is still rare. There has even been talk of removing it all together as well.
     
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    Didn't even know it was here. I might have used it once last year and forgotten. Here's the link to the site's java-based client (found in Shabbypenguin's thread):
    http://androidforums.com/irc.php
    I'll note that Java prompts with questions that would scare off many average users, and once you click "No" to a scary question you can't get it back.

    Does it work for people using their Android device instead of a desktop?

    Perhaps some more friendly web-based clients would work. However, IRC in general has been pretty dead since years before Android existed, with a dedicated population of faithful users and very little influx of new ones except probably a few contexts where it is normal and popular enough to draw people in.

    Here's a preconfigured web client for people to use if that one isn't satisfactory. Please remember to adjust your username before entering. It probably won't work on Android devices.
    #androidforums : Chat on androidforums IRC channel - Freenode WebChat

    For Android this is a good IRC client:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.andchat
     
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    What problem(s) did you encounter? It works fine for me--I just tried it for, I believe, the first time. SeaMonkey browser on Linux.

    No, actually, there were quite a few people in there, and I got an almost instantaneous response to a 'hello out there' comment. :)
     
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    I don't think I did, either. I won't swear to it, though. :D I just gave it a try and it worked fine in my browser (SeaMonkey on Linux), and there were quite a few people in there.

    Perhaps we should promote it so more people are aware of it, and can go there for live interaction when they have a question/problem.
     
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    That was 6 months ago, damned if I remember.:rofl: I would have been Chrome on XP I think then. Or linux on a stick, can't remember. I know I was having all sorts of problems with a 9 year old laptop around then.

    Either way, I do pretty well with the forum pace.:)
     
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    :D :laugh: Yeah, but you see I'm just *NOW* seeing this thread. I'm being a good girl and exploring boards I normally never visit, because that was suggested to us new guides. :)

    Me, too. But it's kind of nice knowing IRC is an option. It could be useful--if more people knew about it! :D
     

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