I recently talked to CA3LE about setting up a official IRC room for TMN. He agreed it would be a good idea so I have went ahead and started setting it up. IRC is old school chat but still used by a huge amount of people. It is a great way to hangout and talk in real time and very easy to idle in. I have many fun things planned for the channel such as some games, quotes system, [email protected]
tracking, poker, and more just take a little time to get it going.
How can I join?
For those of you that know IRC the information is:
There are many different options but for now I am going to list just 2 of the easiest and most popular, mIRC and Mibbit.
By far the better choice of the two. You can download it here http://www.mirc.com/ Install it and open it and you will be greeted with a screen something like this:
Now you need to choose/add the server you want to connect to. In this case it is irc.dal.net So click "server" and choose Dalnet than Random Server (it will automatically connect you to the server closest to you) than click "select. Now where it says nickname enter your desired nickname and hit "connect".
A window will come up asking you which channel you will join. Enter #TMN and enter. You will now be in TMN IRC channel
If you plan on spending some time with us on IRC you should register your nickname so it is reserved for you it is also required to get +v on the channel. To register your nickname type /nickserv register <password> <e-mail> and follow the instructions. Than whenever you connect you will need to identify with nickserv so it knows you are the owner of the name. To identify yourself with nickserv type /nickserv identify <password>
As far as I know everything above works in Mibbit or at least it should as the protocol is the same. You can get Mibbit here http://mibbit.com/ If you use Firefox mibbit already comes bundled with it.
Auto Join: If you have mIRC installed or are using firefox you can click this link http://irc://irc.dal.net/tmn and it will connect you to #TMN automatically.
I just picked up a shell for the eggdrop bot (TMN) and got it running and I will slowly start adding tcl scripts to add to the channel. For now feel free to join us and lol at me breaking stuff! I plan to get a bit more in depth on this guide soon and cover basic commands as well as how to use our local bot TMN.
Using TMN (The Bot)
Unlike many TMN does not mind feeling used. As I add modules and scripts to him I will post here about each one and how to use it.
This module records and stores all types of user and channel stats on a internal database. The fact that this is a module and compiled into the bot itself makes it much faster than a .tcl script. Here is a list of commands you can use with this mod.
lists the top10 users in the channel
same as !top10, but lists the top20 (surprise!)
shows the statistics for the user
shows on which place the user is
same as above, but only uses the statistics of today
lists the most used words of the user
lists the most used words in the channel
!top10 word <word>
lists the top10 people who used <word>
All public commands are also accessible via /msg.
("/msg <TMN> top10 #chan", for example)
I think this command doesn't need an explanation.
Searches the database for entries that match <mask>
for example "!seen *[email protected]
!seen also checks if a user was online later with a
different nick. !seennick only seens for <nick>
just a little report on how many nicks are tracked
All commands are also accessible via /msg.
("/msg <TMN> seen <nick>", for example)
Quotes System (For now only admins can add quotes)
More to come soon!
Hope some of you will come hangout