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Old 26 February 2013, 03:47 AM
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Default Is irc.fleetchat.org (home of the unofficial snopes irc chat) down?

I'm a regular in the unofficial snopes irc chat, which has always been hosted on irc.fleetchat.org. But for the past three nights when I tried to log in I just keep getting a bunch of "connection timed out" messages. Does anyone know if something's going on with that server? If any of the other regulars are reading this have you guys moved to a different server? I miss you guys.
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Old 26 February 2013, 01:28 PM
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Wait, fleetchat? Hasn't that been gone for a while? I've been logging on through trekfan.org lately. But yeah, I was getting timeouts when I tried to login (via trekfan) on Sunday. Wasn't online Saturday night or Monday night, so I can't say if it was up or down.

Honestly, I've been wondering if we should move to a new IRC server anyway. Fleetchat was never completely reliable, and I'm even less confident in Trekfan.
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Old 26 February 2013, 03:03 PM
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I did not even know snopes had an IRC channel
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Old 26 February 2013, 03:58 PM
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Wait, fleetchat? Hasn't that been gone for a while? I've been logging on through trekfan.org lately. But yeah, I was getting timeouts when I tried to login (via trekfan) on Sunday.
Maybe fleetchat.org just redirects to trekfan.org now, but it's how I've been logging in and it worked until last weekend.
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Old 26 February 2013, 04:11 PM
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Wow, I remember hearing about the snopes irc chat nearly ten years ago. I think I popped in once, but I didn't "know" anyone like I do now, so I felt kind of awkward joining in. Do many people still participate?
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Old 26 February 2013, 05:17 PM
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There are still a handful of regulars in the channel, though it's been a pretty small group lately, some of whom aren't really active on the site anymore.
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Old 26 February 2013, 05:33 PM
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Generally during the time I'm usually there the regulars are rujasu (obviously), Kamino Neko, kjbrasda, Brownie (I believe she went by brown_lemming here and isn't really active on the site anymore), and of course me. There are a few others who show up on a less regular basis.
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Old 26 February 2013, 08:15 PM
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sorry, WB didn't see this until now. I haven't been able to get on either. I've been chatting with Neko (used to be Tengu here) through Steam chat. Back when fleetchat went down for good, I think I remember the guy who took over stating that he wasn't sure how long he could keep trekfan up. It's probably a good idea to change servers even if trekfan comes back. Or at least have a backup.
I'd really miss it if the chatroom went away permanently. I've been going there for almost 12 years I think nearly every day!
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Old 26 February 2013, 10:54 PM
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Yea, fleetchat pretty much went away. Everyone involved just moved away from the thing that started it and no one wanted to take over. I personally haven't been on IRC in years. Mr. Gibbie had been going to the snopes channel regularly to keep an eye on things but I don't even think he moved to the new one, even though it's a friend of his who runs it.

Are there any reliable IRC servers anymore? I know we started Fleetchat when Xworld got to be problematic. Too busy too many spammers. I don't know what the state of IRC is anymore.

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Old 27 February 2013, 01:39 AM
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Kamino Neko and I are on IRC server: irc.nightstar.net port: 6665-6669 channel: #urban_legends for now. We can see how it goes from there.
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Old 27 February 2013, 01:27 PM
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Thanks kj. Was busy last night, should be in there tonight. Like you said, we can see how it goes.
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