Originally Posted by gamer11200
Well it doesn't have to bear the Overclock.net name or be official at all. So making a chatroom called "BOINCers who void warranties" (might as well have fun with the name ) can work. If you want to use the Overclock.net name, it would definitely have to be passed through management.
Well we don't need to use Overclock.net in our channel. We wouldn't even need it after all :)
Someone already asked about who would setup or manage the IRC channel, well I would create it.
Channel name? Something simple of course, maybe just #BGB since were not official and BGB is just plain simple?
Well while I was typing this post I went ahead and checked if #BGB was registered, it was not so I registered it.
It's not a funny channel name but I think it's more important for the channel name to be easy to remember. Channel operators can change the topic of the channel anytime we want to so that can contain funny things or whatever we want it to contain.
So I think we would need to add maybe couple of people also in the access list. Some people who have some level of experience with IRC? a.k.a. people who have used IRC before and know atleast how to get help for the commands. What it means is that the registered nicknames in the access list of a channel have the rights to get operator permissions (=OP) and other stuff.
If someone is intimidated about setting up an IRC client, you can always use a webchat which is VERY easy and not time consuming.
For example there is Freenode's own webchat, all you need to do is type a username and a channel name with a # at the beginning, for example #channelname and click Connect.
Here is the link to the webchat -> http://webchat.freenode.net/
There are other webchats around but that is the one that came up first on a Google search.
And the channel is now located at FREENODE and the channel name is #BGB. Please use your Overclock.net username so everyone knows who is who..
Since we are BOINCers Gone Bonkers :)
Let's continue this discussion over at #BGB
Edited by lagittaja - 2/14/12 at 6:39pm