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Network News & Announcements / Re: #Radio DJ Team
« Last post by MaTriX on April 19, 2017, 07:01:35 AM »
This is an update to TNTease's post

Radio DJ's presently are

Maxim
Everly
MaTriX
Chris
Tommy

We welcome new DJ Tommy who joined the team on April 18th 2017

Thanks
MaTriX
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Network News & Announcements / Re: We do now support ipv6!
« Last post by Chris on April 08, 2017, 09:47:42 AM »
Dear Users,

ircops decided to stop the ipv6 support. Please use our regular ipv4 to connect.


thx
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Network News & Announcements / Chat-Server Reboot for Performance Fixes March 9
« Last post by Chris on March 09, 2017, 04:48:40 PM »
The US Chat Server will Reboot for Performance fixes at 19:00 GMT +1. The EU Server will stay available.
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Network Policies and Info (THE RULES!) / Channel Topics and other chat subjects
« Last post by TNTease on February 26, 2017, 07:18:12 PM »
While most of the network-administered chatrooms on ICQ-Chat are generally open to most topics, there are some topics that are either specified as inappropriate for the network, or may be considered inappropriate or considered to be channel disruption issues in some rooms for various reasons, or at various times.  The channel moderators (Channel Operators, or ChanOps) have jurisdiction over this, although there are some guidelines that they can refer to.  Some of these guidelines include:

1. Since "Religious" and "Political" discussions often tend to provoke heated discourse, we have particular rooms set aside for such discussions, and therefore such discussions tend to be discouraged in the main channels such as #chat.  Too often, such subjects tend to be brought up with the intention of provoking the room to animosity, and therefore such discussions are usually asked to be moved to the more appropriate channels where those interested parties may discuss them without annoying those who are not interested in being in the middle of such discussions.

2. "nonsense" or "gibberish" posts - If a user appears to be talking to their self, posting on something as if they are conversing in a one-sided conversation, where no one is responding, but they continue to seem to carry on a conversation, or if they are just posting nonsense or "gibberish" (posting characters that do not appear to be any particular language or make no sentence sense), this can reach a point where it begins to annoy other chatters and disrupt the room.

3. Typing or pasting long passages from any source - If conversation is flowing in the room, such posts or copy-pasted info can disrupt the flow of chat, and can appear to be a type of flooding.  In addition, long passages, whether typed out or pasted to the room, are subject to being truncated by the character limit of posts, and therefore get "chopped", which can be frustrating to anyone who actually bothers to try to read a long passage.  Most chatters seem to find it annoying to try to keep up with reading long or multiple lengthy postings anyway.  This can be considered a channel disruption or a flood.  Depending on the situation, the channel bots may even kick or ban for it, if they pick it up as "flooding".

4. Posting song lyrics or poetry verses - If conversation is flowing in the room, such posts or copy-pasted info can disrupt the flow of chat, and can appear to be a type of flooding. Also, often when a chatter posts lyrics or poetry verses, they tend to do so line by line, which tends to make for annoying reading anyway, in the same manner as if someone types a sentence with one word per line. This may not be much of an issue in a quiet room, or on occasion, or if the passage is short, but in a busy room, it can be somewhat disruptive, especially if it occurs repeatedly.

These are Guidelines, not set rules.  ChanOps do not have to always take action on them if they do not feel the issue is disrupting the room.  Some of these issues, such as Religious and Political topics, will be acted upon most of the time, while others may not be necessary to address often.  But please respect the Channel Moderator.  We have plenty of other rooms that you can invite others to join you in if you wish to carry on a conversation that you have been requested to move to another room with.

Thank You.
ICQ-Chat Network Administrative Team
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Network Policies and Info (THE RULES!) / Other Issues
« Last post by TNTease on January 13, 2017, 08:32:38 PM »
From time to time chatters may be warned for various behaviors not specified in the AUP.  While we try to cover most disallowed issues in the AUP, sometimes it becomes necessary to highly moderate other unspecified behavior, usually because such continued behavior can quickly become negatively disruptive in the channel.  Some of the recent issues that fall into this category are as follows:

Harassing or insulting other chatters for behavior on another network (if it didn't happen here, don't bring it here, please).
Posting links to sexual or otherwise inappropriate videos/websites (this is not a sex network).
Repeatedly complaining about another network to the point that it becomes annoying (moderators have discretion on this).
Posting false negative information about other chatters (this can be considered harassment).
Posting someone's personal or allegedly personal information into the channel (such as real name, address, phone numbers, or other personal situation information).
Repeatedly posting your own personal information (this is for your protection).
Posting logs of private conversations (if it was private, it was probably not intended to be made public, and if you don't want to read it in your private, please take action to block the other party from sending you private messages, or do not respond to them).


Some elements of these issues are filtered by the various systems of the network.  Most will often be dependent on the actions of the moderator if there is an active moderator in the room, or if there is an IrcOp or Admin who sees the offense. Actions for these issues may range from channel warnings, kicks and bans to network bans.

If the same chatter is known for repeating the same type of misbehavior, having been warned on several occasions for it, they may banned without warning.
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Network News & Announcements / "Flash Policy" problems
« Last post by TNTease on January 12, 2017, 05:33:42 PM »
Hi all,

Some chatters have been having problems connecting from the webchat and getting a message about the Flash Policy needing updating or something.
We have been investigating the issue, and it seems to be an issue with recent versions of the flash client. No need to get into the technical stuff, but basically,
it seems they've altered it so it does not work well for chatting through.  We have made some temporary changes to work around it, and are considering a more
permanent change as soon as possible to make it easier for chatters to connect through the website again.

Until then, if you have trouble getting in on the regular website, try http://chanops.de/


Thanks, ICQ-Chat Team


Update: some changes have been implemented. For some of the channels (the ones that get traffic, basically), you will see two options to log in.  The top one is the flash client you're used to using.  If you can't get online that way, choose the bottom login window - it is a different client so you should be able to get in through it. To use it, put in the nick you want to use and click connect.  If you check the "Login to services" box it will ask you for a password, but at present the password part isn't working properly, so you need to identify to your registered nick once you are connected.

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Network News & Announcements / Re: Technical Issues
« Last post by Chris on January 05, 2017, 02:25:56 PM »
Issues have been resolved.
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Network News & Announcements / Technical Issues
« Last post by Chris on January 05, 2017, 07:39:45 AM »
We are currently running into some technical issues with the Servers.

We will inform you as soon as we have news.
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Network News & Announcements / Happy Holidays!
« Last post by TNTease on December 25, 2016, 08:47:45 AM »
From all the Ops Team at ICQ-Chat, To all of you:

Merry and Happy...
         
          Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
          St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
          Hanukkah (Jewish)
          Christmas (Christian)
          Epiphany (Christian)
          Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
          Omisoka (Japanese)

Or whatever you celebrate!

May 2016 end on a positive note, and may the New Year bring you Peace. Prosperity and Happy Surprises.


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Network News & Announcements / #Radio DJ Team
« Last post by TNTease on December 10, 2016, 05:38:44 PM »
ICQ-Chat has our own Radio station, as most of you know.  To listen in, you can find a list of options here:  http://icq-chat.com/forums/index.php?topic=101.0

Our current DJ's are:

Suzanne
Everly
Sw|tchB|ade
Andreh
Maxim

We also have DJMix, our Radio Bot, picking up the slack when our live DJ's are away. :)
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