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Author Topic: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!  (Read 11261 times)

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Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« on: September 19, 2007, 08:17:36 PM »
DC member Wordzilla has done it again..  He replaced our old pjirc java-based web interface to our chat channel on efnet with a much snappier one based on cgi::irc.

You don't need any special software to use this -- it runs completely from the server and your normal browser.

You can see a screenshot below.  To enter the chat room, just click the "CHAT!" button at the top of any forum page.

You'll then be able to (text) chat live with the rest of the donationcoder gang 24 hous a day, 7 days a week.  Meet your favorite members and find out who is the craziest..




Screenshot - 9_19_2007 , 8_09_00 PM.pngBrand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!

Come chat with us -- it's fun!
« Last Edit: September 19, 2007, 08:26:29 PM by mouser »

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Re: Brand new web-baged (cgi::irc) live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 08:22:56 PM »
sounds good! going to try now.. :)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 08:20:44 AM »
Mouser, please, be advised that, as per my numb duh ploom, I am definitely the craziest person on/in/of/with DC, and, also, I use the, most, commas. So, the search(es) is/are over...

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 08:32:34 AM »
Not working at the momenr - I just get "Internal Server Error"

Full error message is:

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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, {... email address removed ...} and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 08:36:04 AM »
Ticket submitted to server support guys. :)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 01:43:41 PM »
Thanks ...

Now the domain doesn't appear to be recognised at all www.mrmouser.com and I am having odd intermittent probles with the main forums too - sometimes posting or editing a message refuses to post or save (the page just freezes) and a little while ago I just got blank white pages across the whole website. I had no other issues with other websites.

Anyone else experiencing these freezes and blackouts?

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 01:54:26 PM »
Yes, www.mrmouser.com is hosted on my own server (which is currently down due to serious problems which can be summarized as "Kernel Panic"). >:( It'll probably take 12 hrs to restore.

DC main server experienced unknown temporary problems today as well.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 03:43:49 PM »
Ok, DC web chat is back! Try it now!  ;)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 06:06:14 PM »
I'm getting somewhere now (but not far). All I get is:

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[00:05] *** Welcome to DonationCoder.com Web IRC
[00:05] *** Looking up irc.prison.net
[00:05] *** Connecting to irc.prison.net [209.249.249.126] port 6667
[00:05] -86.145.63.155- *** Processing connection to irc.Prison.NET
[00:05] -86.145.63.155- *** Looking up your hostname...
[00:05] -86.145.63.155- *** Checking Ident
[00:05] -86.145.63.155- *** Found your hostname
[00:05] -86.145.63.155- *** No Ident response
[00:05] *** dcCarol Erroneous Nickname DCC Bots
[00:05] *** Closing Link  127.0.0.1 (DCC Bots)
[00:05] *** Disconnected from IRC (click to reconnect)

If I click to reconnect I just get the same.

Could it be something to do with my DC id having a space "Carol Haynes" ???

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 07:44:24 PM »
not a bad guess carol -- i added code to change spaces to _, give it a try now.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2007, 03:48:36 AM »
Same error ...

I changed my forum ID to include the space when you first made me a moderator but now you have changed the rights I have so I can't remove the space again. Can you do it for me (simpler than fiddling with the code).

Actually looking at my profile my username doesn't have a space - it is just my display name. I still can't change it though! If that is the problem can you just remove the space in my display name. (Out of curiosity why can I no longer change this myself?)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2007, 03:57:19 AM »
Carol, go to http://irc.mrcody.com/, pick your fav nickname and join us!  ;)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2007, 10:19:31 AM »
I know what the problem is...

Adding 'dc' to the beginning of names creates the possibility of a name beginning with 'dcc' which efnet will not allow because they think it is a 'dcc bot' (file server bot used for distribution of warez & crap)

Maybe if your script can detect when someone enters a name beginning with 'C', and it could insert an underscore before it to separate it from the 'dc' prefix...that could fix the problem.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2007, 10:42:00 AM »
great detective work app!

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2007, 11:01:09 AM »
try now carol.

nevermind -- i reverted to old java-based chat interface until we can resolve some of these server problems we are having today.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2007, 11:08:41 AM by mouser »

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2007, 11:20:37 AM »
NOTE:
the old interface has been restored temporarily while we attend to some server issues, just so we can eliminate the possibility that the irc:cgi chat thing is contributing to the problem.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2007, 03:22:56 PM »
I know what the problem is...

Adding 'dc' to the beginning of names creates the possibility of a name beginning with 'dcc' which efnet will not allow

And, here, I thought mouser et al had simply had enough of me!


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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007, 10:54:46 AM »
[17:53] -80.63.190.212- *** Processing connection to irc.inet.tele.dk
[17:53] -80.63.190.212- *** Looking up your hostname...
[17:53] -80.63.190.212- *** Checking Ident
[17:53] -80.63.190.212- *** Found your hostname
[17:53] -80.63.190.212- *** No Ident response
[17:53] -irc.inet.tele.dk- *** Banned Temporary K-line 1440 min. -  stop hammering (2007/10/21 01.25)
[17:53] *** Closing Link  127.0.0.1 (*** Banned )
[17:53] *** Disconnected from IRC (click to reconnect)

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2007, 10:56:15 AM »
Thats because efnet bans non-idented clients. This is usually a lack of access to port 113.

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Re: Brand new web-based live text chat channel interface -- try it!
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2007, 11:25:10 AM »
josh is right about what causes the error, but what he forgot to mention is that there seems to be a problem with the web-based chat today, in that it's being blocked because of this today.

we should have it fixed by the end of the day.

until then -- please remember that we use the irc efnet network for our chat, and the best way to join the chat is to use an irc client and connect directly.