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Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« on: April 08, 2010, 04:36:46 am »

After multiple requests from various Omnimga members in the past 2 years, we finally decided to add a chatroom on our forums that is directly linked to #omnimaga IRC channel on EFnet. Connecting our IRC chatroom with the forums or vice-versa was made possible with the help of Netham45 after discussing ideas for the past year, who has installed a new chat system on our forums: OmnomIRC. Now when guests login on the forums, they see a chat box at the top of every page, where the last 15 lines of IRC logs are shown. If they have at least 50 posts on the forums, they can participate in the real-time IRC discussion directly from there, without the need to download an IRC client or to use an unreliable web-based one. For people under 50 posts, they can still see the chat in real-time, but they need to use an external client to access the IRC chatroom. Our guests need to access #omnimaga on EFnet to view the conversation at all. For those who want to see more of what has been discussed online, they can click the few logs links at the top of OmnomIRC.

Because we still try to encourage the usage of our forums, especially for help and support and major projects updates, while keeping #omnimaga IRC channel for hanging out together and discussing various topics ranging from calculators, anime, music, video games and computers, this is why we decided to limit the usage of OmnomIRC to users who have 50 posts, like we did with the Arcade, while members with fewer posts sees the chat in read-only mode (unless they access it from IRC). This is also why we have the new IRC bot that notifies IRC users of the last post made within 10 seconds intervals, to let them know faster of what discussion is going on on the forums.

Hopefully this should help making Omnimaga more interactive and allow both the channel and the website to be connected even more. People who don't want to use OmnomIRC can click the collapse button at its top-right, like how they can type /ignore SpyBot45*!*@* on IRC to hide the post notifications on IRC.

Tonight, our forums have hit 30000 posts, have averaged at close to 196 per day in the past 30 days and 234 in the past 7. Like what happened 2 weeks ago, yesterday alone managed to fill the entire "Last 300 Posts" list. The continuing high activity on Omnimaga has finally bumped our daily posting average since August 25th 2008 over 50.
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 05:05:52 am »
I look forward to conversing with those who don't frequent the irc  :)

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 07:43:39 am »
OmnomIRC. Lol that's a funny name :P Now I can safely go on #omnimaga at school w/o going on mibbit or sth.

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 08:28:18 am »
Horray, IRC!
Now I can get to it without pissing off my parents!

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 09:27:38 am »
Huzaa!


Now I wanna see about releasing a standalone version...
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 09:37:02 am »
I just got an error. It was displaying the IRC, then it all of a sudden went Server Error 500: The page could not be displayed.

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 09:38:34 am »
That would be cool. ^^
And yeah I got the error too, I posted something and then Netham45 logs parser crashed x.x

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010, 09:39:53 am »
It's cool, but I assume it still has its glitches, being as new as it is.

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010, 09:40:00 am »
It was just me. :P


I made it remove the
<+OmNomIRC> when you view it on the forums, makes it a bit less cluttered and easier to read.
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 09:45:02 am »
Wow nice ^^

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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 09:59:50 am »
lol! In lobsters we trust!

And yeah, it will be easier for me too. I've been to IRC only like 4~5 times :P


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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 10:37:48 am »
Woot I can finally get on IRC!! Nice work almighty lobster
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 10:49:03 am »
:D


Ty. :)
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 01:14:29 pm »
On my iPod Touch, the chatbox jumps around the screen!!! :P
Well, not really, but the size of the text changes from small to huge every 5 seconds or so. I guess this happens when it refreshes IRC data...
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Re: Introducing OmnomIRC - The integration of IRC in our forums
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 02:22:26 pm »
On my iPod Touch, the chatbox jumps around the screen!!! :P
Well, not really, but the size of the text changes from small to huge every 5 seconds or so. I guess this happens when it refreshes IRC data...

I think that's the time it takes to update the CSS for the page.



Also, there's been an update, now it shows the userlist for #omnimaga. I'ma try to make it show online users too, but idk how to do that right now.
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