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posted by mattie_p on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the idk-about-you-but-irc-irks-me dept.

Landon writes:

"The (evil?) IRC overlord and crew are wondering what you think about our new IRC network. What can we do better? What do you want to see happen with our new network? Heck, should we even have a new network?

See more in Landon's journal"

 
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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Landon on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:09AM

    by Landon (45) on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:09AM (#3218) Journal

    We're looking at ways to tightly integrate IRC into the site (example: register on site and have your account ready to go on IRC), which is the primary driver for the new network, I'm not sure I emphasized that enough in my journal post.

    Would any web gurus out there like to speculate on how we would (in some ideal future version of this site) make this story a reality: Landon clicks on the webchat link on SN and it sets him up on IRC and logs him in with NickServ.

    Right now, the only ready to use external authentication module on our services is for LDAP to do a simple password check.

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by SGT CAPSLOCK on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57AM

    by SGT CAPSLOCK (118) on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57AM (#3238) Journal

    How would names be handled, anyway?

    SGT CAPSLOCK on Soylent becomes... SGT_CAPSLOCK on IRC?
    But then what does SGT_CAPSLOCK on Soylent become?
    And what about SGT*CAPSLOCK?

    • (Score: 1) by biff on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:11AM

      by biff (170) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:11AM (#3241)

      Oh man. Incorporate the UID in some way for duplicates? So the earliest SGT is just SGT_CAPSLOCK, the next is perhaps 5183_SGT_CAPSLOCK, and so forth? At least the registration interface should warn about such IRC naming collisions.

      Or something delightful like URL encoding for usernames? Perhaps the web interface could translate that sort of thing transparently...

      • (Score: 2) by ticho on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:38AM

        by ticho (89) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:38AM (#3249) Homepage Journal

        It's simople, really. SGT CAPSLOCK on web will become whatevernick!118@whateverhost, next hypothetical SGT_CAPSLOCK from your post will become someothernick!5183@otherhost. Nicknames are unimportant, unless you're running ircd from 1990.

        • (Score: 2, Informative) by mcgrew on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:01PM

          by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:01PM (#3530) Homepage Journal

          Nicknames are unimportant, unless you're running ircd from 1990

          Or don't have Dissociative identity disorder. I'm mcgrew; that's my last name without capitals. I was mcgrew everywhere on the internet since I got on in 1997 and started my old Quake site. I was mcgrew at /., K5, and now here (I was sm62704 at /. for a while when I'd lost my UID, but was able to retrieve it).

          When you see "mcgrew" you can almost always be sure it's me (unless you're at a moron site like 4chan or reddit). I use that nick as a pseudonym in Nobots and will when I publish The Paxil Diaries.

          SGT CAPSLOCK? Could be anybody. When you see the nick "mcgrew" you can almost always be certain who you're dealing with.

          --
          Free Martian whores! [mcgrewbooks.com]
  • (Score: 1) by crutchy on Saturday February 22 2014, @10:07PM

    by crutchy (179) on Saturday February 22 2014, @10:07PM (#4972) Homepage Journal

    with the few users on there atm it doesn't seem too bad as it is. might be a problem with people pretending to be other people when there are hundreds or thousands on irc, but it looks to work ok atm.
    dev seems quiet but that's ok. devs are probably stuffed from their work so far. thanks btw!

    i'd like to help with dev but even though i can read a bit of perl, some of it doesn't make much sense. i'm a php guy so my iq is probably less than half that of a perl monk.