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IPv6 Support #47914 07/09/03 09:23 PM
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I realise that not many people use IPv6, nor is it really needed, but I feel this sort of functionality would really be nice. I have enjoyed the benefits of IPv6 on my UNIX boxes on my network, but so far haven't been able to enjoy IPv6 much on windows due to the lack of support. I enjoy using mIRC, and believe IPv6 support is something that it needs.

Re: IPv6 Support #47915 07/09/03 09:27 PM
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I think you need to use the search function before posting...


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Re: IPv6 Support #47916 09/09/03 11:33 AM
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You said:

I realise that not many people use IPv6, nor is it really needed

...then said:

...and believe IPv6 support is something that it needs.

It's either needed or not and I am of the opinion that it's not needed at this time. I am all FOR new things but as there is still just over 1 billion IPv4 addresses left I think that there is little point in rushing the idea through. Only a handful of networks offer servers that support it too.

Re: IPv6 Support #47917 09/09/03 07:08 PM
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(Watchdog): I concur.

Plus, it will be a long WHILE until we see a standard IPv6 windows api. I can't imagine true IPv6 support being added harmoniously with IPv4, so there would likely be two builds of mIRC as it was with 16 vs 32 bit.

(theRat): Go here.

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Re: IPv6 Support #47918 09/09/03 08:15 PM
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That link you posted is hilarious. It's funny that Nemesis has only made 24 posts and is dictating about the search engine.

Re: IPv6 Support #47919 09/09/03 08:18 PM
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What does his post count have to do with anything?

Re: IPv6 Support #47920 09/09/03 08:19 PM
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He acts like he's answered 1000 questions that could have been solved by using the search feature instead.

Re: IPv6 Support #47921 09/09/03 08:23 PM
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Nowhere in his post does he say that, or anything like that.

It annoys me to have to read the same questions over and over about spaces, he has been registered with this forum for 9 months, plenty of time for him to get annoyed with having to read posts about the same stuff over and over..

Re: IPv6 Support #47922 09/09/03 08:26 PM
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Did you go to that link on Raccoon's post and read or are you just trying to type with your left nut to see if you can?

Re: IPv6 Support #47923 09/09/03 08:29 PM
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Yes I did read Racoon's post, and I broadly agree with it, but that isn't what I'm responding to.

Re: Even more gripes about Search Mongers #47924 09/09/03 08:31 PM
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Noone has the right to get annoyed at users asking for assistance, whether they failed to use the Search feature or not. You could equally complain that they didn't try Google before coming here, first.

It is understandable if the same user has been minded time and time again about the relevancy of their posts and their failure to Search on several occasions... but there are many people on this forum who stealthfully lurk about waiting to pounce like vulchers with nothing better to do.

The Search Mongers I'm complaining of are the same people who are least likely to assist a user, or even know how. They're posting for the power, the pwnage, the post count.

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Re: Even more gripes about Search Mongers #47925 09/09/03 08:33 PM
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Noone has the right to get annoyed at users asking for assistance, whether they failed to use the Search feature or not.


Funny, I always thought I did have the right to have emotions. I thought I got to decide when I should be annoyed. Guess I was wrong...

Re: Even more gripes about Search Mongers #47926 09/09/03 08:45 PM
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I think the whole point is, if you're not going to help or at least offer some helpful advice, why reply at all?
And if reading the same questions more than once annoys someone so much that they feel they must reply in a condescending manner, then they need to click that little X in the upper right hand corner of their screen and go get laid and/or get a life.

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Re: Even more gripes about Search Mongers #47927 09/09/03 08:50 PM
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I think that's sound advice for every occasion.

* Raccoon searches for some tail.


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Re: IPv6 Support #47928 09/09/03 08:59 PM
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It has alot to do with it. Typing in bold and ordering someone around after being here for five mins strikes me as a bit obnoxious, given that the other user was also new and probably unaware of the search engine. Remember that not all forums have them.

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He's been here 13 days less than you..the fact he doesn't post actively is for the most part irrelevant, as it doesn't prove that he never reads the posts.

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Well that just reinforces my point even further. As per the other posts here, contributions should be of a positive nature. Pointing a new user towards the search engine without also providing some sort of immediate response to their query is bloody useless and devoid of any reasoning. That's no different to running an IRC help channel and telling every user there to read the manual that comes with the IRCd to find out the server's commands and functions instead of replying to their question.

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As per the other posts here, contributions should be of a positive nature.

I agree.

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Pointing a new user towards the search engine without also providing some sort of immediate response to their query is bloody useless and devoid of any reasoning.

I agree.

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That's no different to running an IRC help channel and telling every user there to read the manual that comes with the IRCd to find out the server's commands and functions instead of replying to their question.

I agree.

However his post count is still neither here nor there.

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That's no different to running an IRC help channel and telling every user there to read the manual that comes with the IRCd to find out the server's commands and functions instead of replying to their question.

Oh so we shouldn't tell people to, for example,
/help $rand
?

Instead we should:
$rand(v1,v2)
This works in two ways. If you supply it with numbers for v1 and v2, it returns a random number between v1 and v2. If you supply it with letters, it returns a random letter between letters v1 and v2.

$rand(a,z) returns a letter in the range a,b,c,...,z
$rand(A,Z) returns a letter in the range A,B,C,...,Z
$rand(0,N) returns a number in the range 0,1,2,...,N



Maybe you guys think saying "use the search feature" is a bad response, but I think it is a perfect response. Ever heard the saying "give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime." What about next time when he has a question and people say "screw it, this guy never bothers to search, I'm not going to bother to help him." Or when no one is around to provide help, he is, bluntly put, screwed. Whereas when I say "use the search feature" he now knows how to receive help for this question and any other question he may have in the future. I don't see why it is our job to baby people asking for help, I'd rather teach them how to help themselves rather than have to help them everytime something comes up.

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well said smile


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