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when i join a channel im on my own #16200 20/03/03 11:17 PM
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hi im quite a newbie to the internet
i've joined several channels on ircs and im the
only one there. it was working the other day as all the channel had loads of people and i was chatting to them.

i fiddled with some settings in the options menu and my windows xp firewall and now i get nothing.
when i connect it says cannot MOTD file is missing.

thank you

radish

Re: when i join a channel im on my own #16201 21/03/03 01:49 AM
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1) Make sure you're on the same server as you used to be
2) Make sure you typed the channel correctly
3) If you're looking for people, type /list, that will pop a list of channels available on the network you're on.


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Re: when i join a channel im on my own #16202 21/03/03 06:34 PM
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i made them checks but im still on my own. the channel im trying to connect to is on the "/list" but im still on my own when i connect.

the channel is #mIRCHelp


Re: when i join a channel im on my own #16203 21/03/03 08:04 PM
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if u see the channel in the /list double click it in that list or right click after u higlight it and select join ...... just to make sure ur not typing a wrong name or letter or command .....


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Re: when i join a channel im on my own #16204 21/03/03 08:16 PM
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Let me explain a bit:
There are many many Networks. Each network has its own servers (you use a program like mIRC to access networks only thru THEIR servers). Each network has its own channels, and the same NAME of a channel may be on many networks. For example, #mIRC can be found on DALnet, EFNET, Undernet etc etc, but each one is a different channel, with different founder,ops, and users.

The channel name you are looking for may be on many different networks, and the one you connected to this time may not be the same one you connected to before. In other words, you could be in a channel with the same NAME, but not the same channel you were in before because its on a different network. It could also be that the channel just happens to be empty at this time. Not all channels have ppl in them 24/7. Another thing to be sure of is that you are typing the name of the channel correctly.

Just to complicate things further, there are things called netsplits. Suppose you are on a server named dudly on SomeNet. The other ppl in that channel are on a server named quentin. For any of a bunch of reasons, dudly and quentin stop communicating for a bit (split). the ppl on each server are still connected,and still in the channel, but they cant see each other until dudly and quentin reconnect to each other.



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