Talk:TMBW.Net Chat

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Ugh. I feel like an idiot. I tried to get back on the chat, and something kept popping up about my username already being in use. :/ Help? please? - CuppaCoffee

You must've timed out but remained connected...or something. Try connecting with a different username (CuppaCoffee1 or something) and it'll fix itself within an hour or two, then you can change back. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 02:28, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm still an idiot. Now it's saying "PRIVMSG register first." Private message register? - CuppaCoffee 02:34, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Absolutely no idea why it would say odd. I don't know what to tell you other than try again later, sorry. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 02:37, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Aww man! D: Meh. There's always tomorrow. - CuppaCoffee 02:46, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Um, I'm having the same problem, it says my username is already in use, and I haven't been on sence yesterday someone please help me. DarkSideOfTheSchwartz
I think that happens when you use the web application on the site and just close the browser window/tab when you are done instead of clicking the [X] in the upper right corner. I guess the server thinks you are still logged on or have a connection to it or something. You can prevent this by clicking the [X] or (because the close and settings buttons weren't appearing for me in IE6 for some reason) you can type "/quit" before leaving. That is without the quotes, of course. Also: just a general message to folks, many common usernames are already claimed by people on DALnet, so don't be miffed if "John" or something is already registered and you have to change your username. --badqueso 09:25, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Cool! Didn't know there was a TMBW chat on IRC.

But I have a question (and I know nothing about how these chat things or how they work) -- is there any way to use the IRC chat under the domain for some channel OTHER THAN chat? I just went to the script or whatever for the chat page, and I found something that said nph-irc.cgi? where I'm guessing I could type in another channel name in place of tmbw and another name in for magbatz, but honestly I have no clue because of all those other funky things in there. So basically, if what I just said made no sense (which is probably the case), my question is: can you access other chats using ~ magbatz 12:38, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Sure...what happens is it logs you in using your tmbw userid, and defaults you to the #tmbw channel. But, I don't think there is anything that stops you from going to another channel. Keep in mind though, that the client is running on our server, so you're using our bandwidth (not that it is a big deal). --Duke33 13:48, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, good point. I was gonna use it for an online chat for me and a bunch of other kids at my school at (since all the other chat sites are blocked), but I think I'll spare TMBW the trouble of hundreds of kids clogging up the site. I guess I'm just nice like that :P


I moved away from the old CGI client to this new service i found called Mibbit. It seems pretty slick so far. Everyone give it a shot, and give me your feedback. Thanks --Duke33 18:34, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

It seems nice and slick. The best part is that it quits when the window with the client closes so you don't get that ghosting effect. --badqueso 01:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


When I log into the chat, it wont let me. --SamuelMan36 04:39, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Same here. i have no idea why it's happening - i don't know the first thing about irc. but it's happened to me before, and it lasted for about a day or two. can anyone help? :S Limabeans ( · ) 07:18, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
I just tried to connect again, and i got this message: Closing Link: (A-banned: [AKILL ID:1264524712K-9e] [exp/comp] Compromised host, go to (2010/01/26 17.25))
so i followed the link and it's telling me that "exp/comp" means my computer has a virus. i'm so confused. Limabeans ( · ) 07:46, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
So I logged in again, and it said "You are banned from" then the Terminated popped up.
i get a similar response when trying to connect to dal from the mibbit client on mibbit's site. i would suggest a proper irc client, which provide many functions of convenience as well as advanced features. i personally highly recommend XChat (the free windows version is called YChat, for Macs, X-Chat Aqua), but mIRC (shareware) is also a popular choice. --ant 17:03, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
update: just talked to a services operator on dalnet; apparently they're aware of the problem and are working on fixing it. --ant 17:04, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
It happened again. --SamuelMan36 23:14, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
It happened again again. --SamuelMan36 05:10, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN Sir Samuel The 36th17:29, 16 March 2011 (UTC)


would anyone have any objections if we moved #tmbw to another network? dal is very slow, very unreliable, and is often difficult to get help on. i realise not many folks here actually use our channel, but still. --ant 05:15, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

(I forgot we had an IRC channel)
agreed --in plain view of They Might Be Giants! 02:55, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

What Happened?[edit]

Nobody is ever on the chat! Did TMBW find a new chat?--PUPPET HEAD

the chat has never been super busy. the people who do come just aren't there all the time. and although i am there pretty much all the time, i'm just not necessarily checking irc 24/7. --ant 18:12, 31 October 2010 (UTC)