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Title: The IRC blues....
Post by: WhiteShepherd on April 22, 2012, 06:03:21 pm
We got em...  As many of the irc frequenters have noticed the irc has been going up and down mostly at night.  This is due to Time Warner's failure or willingness to fix problems on their lines in this area.  I have spent hours for many weeks on the phone with them and their only solution is always replace the modem even then the problem is the lines and is obvious to the techs this is the problem.  Plus the foreign techs will demand every computer in the house has a problem when the cable sync light won't even come on in the modem.

I hope to solve this problem in two ways.  First we are moving to PA and I'm hoping the new monopoly is more thoughtful to their customers.  For this transition the net will go down on the 28th and resume in the new location on the 30th.  Second as we have had in the past I would like to get a second irc server running ( irc2.furtopia.org ).  That way if users have problems with one server they can simply hop over to the backup without having to endure down times.  Both servers will be linked so all chat will be seen on both servers.  I'll post a time frame for this service in the next couple days as we learn more of our options.

  WhiteShepherd
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Sk Skunk on April 22, 2012, 06:25:25 pm
Many thanks for keeping everyone in the loop. It's kind of tough to fix troubles that are not of your doing, but moving your home to so the servers run better is a bit extreme!  ;) :D

Good luck with the move. Thanks again for keeping this madness known as Furtopia, going for all of us to enjoy! 8)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Storm Fox on April 27, 2012, 04:17:51 am
Good luck and hope to you that everything goes well with the move.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on April 28, 2012, 10:46:36 am
You struck a day early, you monster!~ D:

Hah, good luck with the move. :D
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Mylo on April 28, 2012, 01:10:40 pm
I've never really properly said thanks for running this awesome site.  Good luck with your move and thank you for continuing to run and support Furtopia!  :)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Jet on April 28, 2012, 02:49:49 pm
Yes, thanks for all you've done and al you are surely going to do in the future. You're awesome, and so is this site. Good luck with your move. :)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: ChristopherLion on April 28, 2012, 06:50:28 pm
WhiteShepard,

Thats awesome news.  If you would like a backup location for the backup server, I have a locked basement server room. 
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ol Rab on April 28, 2012, 09:22:04 pm
-Wonders how to get into the different IRC-
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alsek on April 29, 2012, 09:06:44 pm
Hiiro,  there's no backup yet.

However,  it sounds like IRC will be back up tomorrow if all goes well.  :3
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: silverfox on April 30, 2012, 03:41:20 pm
Chat Fox is suffering from IRC withdrawls!

(not really, not quite...) ^.^
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on April 30, 2012, 08:28:15 pm
Chat Fox is suffering from IRC withdrawls!

(not really, not quite...) ^.^

But I am! I need my fix! >.> <.<
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ol Rab on April 30, 2012, 09:47:13 pm
-Hiiro will be pleased to be notified when the IRC is back. Until that moment, the sulking will commence.-
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: silverfox on April 30, 2012, 10:03:56 pm
But just so we're clear, we appreciate everything you do for this community :3

Now... work faster o.o;
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Grizztof Gr├╝nwald on April 30, 2012, 10:11:37 pm
/me Silverfox-flops.

>.>

It's not the same.

But yeah, thanks for what you do for us.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: TheComet on May 01, 2012, 01:30:53 am
now I'm going to have to randomly go off into tangents on the forums....it's not the same D:

Best of luck with the move!
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: silverfox on May 01, 2012, 12:12:26 pm
now I'm going to have to randomly go off into tangents on the forums....it's not the same D:

Best of luck with the move!
Oh no, I think my post count is increasing!.../me checks...

IT IS! Dx
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ol Rab on May 03, 2012, 12:31:43 pm
-Hiiro supposes the IRC is not quite up yet.-
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Gauthar on May 05, 2012, 02:58:05 am
we have an irc o.o SINCE WHEN WHAT'S THE NAME
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: TheComet on May 05, 2012, 11:49:40 am
we have an irc o.o SINCE WHEN WHAT'S THE NAME
we've always had one o.o

irc.furtopia.org port 6007


not up  yet though, I hope it'll be back soon
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on May 06, 2012, 01:24:37 am
I apologize.  While Chris set up the backup IRC to help, it's spiraled into a very inappropriate chat.  I've removed the link from here, and I want people to know that the IRC is not associated with our forums.

Thank you, and I hope we can get things worked out soon.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Mylo on May 06, 2012, 03:12:39 am
I apologize.  While Chris set up the backup IRC to help, it's spiraled into a very inappropriate chat.  I've removed the link from here, and I want people to know that the IRC is not associated with our forums.

Thank you, and I hope we can get things worked out soon.

How sad.  You'd think we'd be a bit more mature considering the actual IRC has been out for just a week. 
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Weisseman on May 06, 2012, 02:17:31 pm
I'm trying to sort this issue out at the moment but least to say I'm not happy. The IRC has been good at moderating itself and for this to happen is saddening. I am however please that some have brought this to the staffs attention before it got really bad.

Many hugs and cookies to those that sent PM's to me and other staff about this issue.

For those who caused trouble: I will review what I have to give yourselves a chance to explain your actions and decide if any action on my part needs to be taken.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Jet on May 06, 2012, 02:32:03 pm
Are you serious you guys?!? It's not like we are already revered as sexual deviants and then some people don't have the self control and respect for others to not participate in these sorts of actions. You know who I'm talking about. I too am deeply disappointed with said people. I thought furries were better than this. This just goes to show that some people can't handle their own freedoms. All I have to say is... why?
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kobuk on May 06, 2012, 03:18:26 pm
While the idea/IRC site, etc. that Chris had set up was noble and good, The seperate server site that he had directed people towards was unmoderated and uncensored. Some people who used the Furtopia channel that was set up there were having chats and discussions that were putting Furtopia and it's memberbase "in a bad light" so to speak.  >:( Therefore, Links to Chris's alternative IRC stuff have been removed.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on May 06, 2012, 03:19:36 pm
I'm trying to sort this issue out at the moment but least to say I'm not happy. The IRC has been good at moderating itself and for this to happen is saddening. I am however please that some have brought this to the staffs attention before it got really bad.

Many hugs and cookies to those that sent PM's to me and other staff about this issue.

For those who caused trouble: I will review what I have to give yourselves a chance to explain your actions and decide if any action on my part needs to be taken.

Before it got really bad? You do realise it was just a tangent one evening, and was well over by the time you got there? >.>
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on May 06, 2012, 03:44:29 pm
Just a quote from the log (with chat names removed):

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[17:19] <User1> I'm laughing my butt off xD
[17:19] <User2> ... lots of taking advantage of no syi
[17:19] <User3> Freeeeeedom~
[17:19] <User1> Ahahaha xD
[17:19] <User3> Also taking advantage of each other
[17:20] <User1> Those are two things :|
[17:20] <User2> What happens if whiteshepard got on here and saw that
[17:20] <User3> He won't :|
[17:20] <User1> He wouldn't have op rights.

...can you see why we're sorta not okay with it?
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on May 06, 2012, 04:00:46 pm
Had it been on the furtopia servers, yeah >.>
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on May 06, 2012, 04:10:10 pm
I'll go ahead and say it simply, then. The link to the IRC was on our servers.  The IRC was not family-friendly, and the OPs had no intention to follow those guidelines we had set.  Because of that, it broke two rules:

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3. This is a PG rated (Family Friendly) board.
If you've noticed, we don't allow links to things that aren't family friendly.

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9. Individuals are not allowed to explicitly advertise or recruit on Furtopia forums and live chat (Furtopia IRC) for other forums, communities, or projects.

The IRC is not affiliated with Furtopia (since it was explicitly said that they would not listen to WS), and because of that, we disallow advertisement for it here. You guys are free to have an IRC, and we really have no power about what name you use.  However, it's not appropriate for these forums.

If you have any further questions, please PM me directly.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Weisseman on May 06, 2012, 05:07:09 pm
Using the furtopia name without consent of the staff and WS/Kada is against the rules anyway. Furtopia is a registered charity and anything that can put a black mark against it's name won't look good at all. Chris/Awkray had made it clear in the topic that it was family friendly and a temporary place for the furtopia IRC. It even links to furtopia.org in the channel info. That means ALL rules have to be followed as it comes up our name whether it's on a server we own or not.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: WhiteShepherd on May 06, 2012, 08:54:20 pm
Longer than expected we now have a working internet connection.  With a little luck we should have a IRC server online late tonight. *cross paw fingers*
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ziel on May 06, 2012, 09:16:51 pm
Longer than expected we now have a working internet connection.  With a little luck we should have a IRC server online late tonight. *cross paw fingers*

Yeah, for whatever reason, those ISP's like to take forever to get those set up. And also, they never seem to get it set up quite right on the first try.

Glad you're back up and running, though. Hope the move went well, internet connection delays aside.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: WhiteShepherd on May 07, 2012, 03:44:54 pm
IRC should be online.   Working right now updating the web client to newer version.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alsek on May 07, 2012, 06:13:45 pm
Thanks WS!  ^_^
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on May 07, 2012, 08:36:57 pm
Yay! IRC is back!
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: ChristopherLion on May 07, 2012, 10:52:31 pm
I leave the fandom for a few days and oh boy.  As for the alternate site falling apart im deeply embarased by that.  I meant that to be a place we could huddle until irc was back up.  To those who took advantage of it, SHAME ON YOU!  BAD DOG! Now if feel that it was a bad idea to even set it up in the first place.  By doing what you did, you bring shame on me and my intentions.  As for the Admins of furtopia.  I am very sorry I used the name.  I meant no harm.  I just wanted to keep us together and chatting.  If i were not removed from the irc, id have you kick me off.  Syi, I hope you were able to use the password and do what you needed.  I will never set up a room like that again.  Hopefully i will return to the irc some day and when i do i hope that I will still be welcomed back despite the rule infractions.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on May 07, 2012, 11:10:34 pm
Chris, don't worry too much about things. We know you were trying to help, and it lasted for a while.  Just... we have ops for a reason, and it's hard to keep things together and family-friendly without a full staff to back it.

I'm glad that you tried it, but if you want to do something like this in the future, contact Syi or some of the other ops. If you have their backing and help, things can work out well :)

*hugs* You're always welcome to the forums, man, and I'm sure you'll be alright in the IRC.  You just tried to help, and there's no reason for us to be angry about that.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on May 08, 2012, 03:09:22 pm
Did it just die again in the last 20 minutes? >.> I'm not sure if its just me. *just checking* (my internet connection flaked out at about the same time as I initially DC'ed, and I have been unable to reconnect to only the furtopia IRC; freenode & all websites work fine.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ziel on May 08, 2012, 04:03:45 pm
Did it just die again in the last 20 minutes? >.> I'm not sure if its just me. *just checking* (my internet connection flaked out at about the same time as I initially DC'ed, and I have been unable to reconnect to only the furtopia IRC; freenode & all websites work fine.

Not just you. Seems down for me as well right now.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alsek on May 08, 2012, 04:16:41 pm
It's... Down.  =\
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on May 08, 2012, 05:52:41 pm
Well, that was an unlikely coincidence. I was hoping it wasn't...
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ol Rab on May 08, 2012, 09:11:16 pm
-Hiiro goes back to being rather sad and posting lots.-
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on May 08, 2012, 09:15:47 pm
-Hiiro goes back to being rather sad and posting lots.-
Sounds like a plot from someone wanting more forum activity!

<_<
>_>

...wasn't me  :o
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Storm Fox on May 09, 2012, 12:13:34 am
The IRC seems to be working as of right now.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Cheet.I.Ahhh on May 09, 2012, 01:09:29 am
I don't understand why the back-up chat turned into something  (what I am assuming is inappropriate and the 'media' view of furries etc) that could've just... been... taken to some private channel if people just HAD to do that sort of thing...?  >:(

I hope the main server is back up soon. It's very lonely here in Melbourne -shoulder starts icing over from lack of socialising-
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Gauthar on May 09, 2012, 01:43:20 am
may I have the info for the irc or am I missing something? *looks for it*
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Storm Fox on May 09, 2012, 02:19:23 am
may I have the info for the irc or am I missing something? *looks for it*
You can click on where it says ChatRoom (http://irc.furtopia.org) near the top of the page, enter a nick name, and click the [Chat on IRC!] button and that will get you there.

Or you can set up a chat client to connect to irc.furtopia.org:6007 and join the channel #Furtopia.
More info on that can be found here: http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php?topic=42108.0
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on May 09, 2012, 03:12:12 am
Someone might want to fix this page btw: http://irc.furtopia.org/ (major background glitch)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Mylo on May 09, 2012, 03:14:03 am
Someone might want to fix this page btw: http://irc.furtopia.org/ (major background glitch)

I was about to post that, although it does have a sort of trippy, 1990's nostalgic feel to it  ;)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alsek on May 09, 2012, 06:02:39 am
Someone might want to fix this page btw: http://irc.furtopia.org/ (major background glitch)

Kada's seen it.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ickyrus on May 25, 2012, 03:42:23 am
*** Toxik has quit IRC: Quit: Furtpoia web chat! http://irc.furtopia.org

Problem with the quit message? I don't remember the Furtpoia web chat, someone might want to fix that.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on May 30, 2012, 05:28:40 pm
Someone might want to fix this page btw: http://irc.furtopia.org/ (major background glitch)

I was about to post that, although it does have a sort of trippy, 1990's nostalgic feel to it  ;)
I think nostalgia is totally the wrong word.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: redyoshi49q on May 30, 2012, 05:39:19 pm
I was about to post that, although it does have a sort of trippy, 1990's nostalgic feel to it  ;)
I think nostalgia is totally the wrong word.

It's not if the term's meant in a somewhat sarcastic sense (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/myspace.png).
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Mylo on May 31, 2012, 12:19:59 am
I was about to post that, although it does have a sort of trippy, 1990's nostalgic feel to it  ;)
I think nostalgia is totally the wrong word.

It's not if the term's meant in a somewhat sarcastic sense (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/myspace.png).
It was.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kada-Ru on June 06, 2012, 10:53:42 pm
I clicked on the link and there isn't anything there.  I will let WS know. :(
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Mylo on June 06, 2012, 11:18:21 pm
I clicked on the link and there isn't anything there.  I will let WS know. :(

If you are talking about the link that RY posted, I clicked it and it linked to a picture...
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kobuk on June 07, 2012, 06:23:43 am
http://irc.furtopia.org/
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on June 20, 2012, 08:07:26 pm
I've received a report that the IRC is currently redirecting to a different site. From what I know, this isn't supposed to happen. Is anyone else using a client experiencing the same problem? If so, please, post here.  We want to get this worked out as quickly as possible.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Ziel on June 20, 2012, 08:10:49 pm
I've received a report that the IRC is currently redirecting to a different site. From what I know, this isn't supposed to happen. Is anyone else using a client experiencing the same problem? If so, please, post here.  We want to get this worked out as quickly as possible.

My client just fails to connect. Not redirecting me or anything, though.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Alexandre on June 20, 2012, 08:12:52 pm
Alright... I'm getting the same thing, and someone else said the same thing, too. We'll try to get in contact with Weisse as soon as possible to get things running again.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Jet on June 20, 2012, 08:20:30 pm
My client is similar to Ziel in the problem. No redirection, just failure to connect so far.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Weisseman on June 20, 2012, 08:50:26 pm
There's nothing I can do here unfortunately as I still don't have back end access = / Have to wait for WS or Kada to sort it.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on June 21, 2012, 11:50:01 am
I also got a connection failure. So that's what happened...
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kobuk on June 21, 2012, 09:15:02 pm
I've placed a call to WS and Kada-Ru. They'll check on the IRC as soon as they can.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kada-Ru on June 21, 2012, 09:29:08 pm
I talked to WS briefly and found that after he turned off the power to the house yesterday briefly that we forgot to make sure the IRC computer was turned back on.  I turned it back on a few minutes ago but both I and Kobuk are still having problems with the IRC.  He gets a redirect while I get nothing.  I let WS know and when he can he will check things out to see why it is messing up.

Sorry for the problems everyone.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: TheComet on June 21, 2012, 09:55:57 pm
I just poked at it after seeing the post and I get "Forcefully Rejected"

so it must be reaching the server one way or another just it's not accepting it.



that or Kada is a jedi.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kobuk on June 21, 2012, 10:52:36 pm
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that or Kada is a jedi.

*is not Kada-Ru, but........*

Uses Jedi handwave.

These are not the foxes you're looking for. Move along now. Move along.  8)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on June 21, 2012, 11:26:30 pm
I just tried to see what would happen, I get this error:
The connection to irc://irc.furtopia.org:6007/ (irc://irc.furtopia.org:6007/) was aborted with error NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT: Component returned failure code: 0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT) [nsIBinaryOutputStream.writeBytes] @ <chrome://chatzilla/content/lib/js/connection-xpcom.js> 580.

Don't know if it helps or not, using the Chatzilla client
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: redyoshi49q on June 21, 2012, 11:41:02 pm
The IRC appears to be back up.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Avan on June 21, 2012, 11:46:23 pm
Yep!  :)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Kada-Ru on June 23, 2012, 11:07:24 am
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that or Kada is a jedi.
ROFLMTO
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on July 13, 2012, 04:42:56 pm
The IRC is very flakey at the moment, and has been down all day as far as I can tell (it is now 9PM here). Teething issues with the new server still?
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: Weisseman on July 13, 2012, 06:41:40 pm
Not sure what's wrong with it. I have no access with these issues as it appears to be server wide.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on July 14, 2012, 03:41:10 pm
Is WS busy? I'm getting twitchy~ :p
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: silverfox on July 14, 2012, 04:00:03 pm
Is WS busy? I'm getting twitchy~ :p
You're getting twitchy?  That IRC is 80% of my current life Dx

(Not serious, but I am...)
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: McMajik on July 14, 2012, 05:12:54 pm
ITS BACK!

*breathes in the sweet, intoxicating scent of IRC~*
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: TheComet on July 22, 2012, 01:28:19 pm
looks like the server's out again :/
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: WhiteShepherd on July 22, 2012, 01:40:07 pm
Should be back online shortly.  I also plan to get a secondary backup server up by Monday.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: ChristopherLion on December 06, 2014, 03:42:12 pm
Anyone know what is going on with the irc recently?  I cannot reach it. If im banned let me know.  If its down then same.   Thanks.
Title: Re: The IRC blues....
Post by: ChristopherLion on December 06, 2014, 03:43:10 pm
Never mind.