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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:26   #1
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We are changing chat servers!

Please reconfigure your IRC client to use irc.tdicommunity.com. Port 6667 for plain-text or 6697 for SSL. We'll be in #TDIClub.

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You may or may not know, but there is a chat room here! It's easy to use, but here are a few pointers:

After navigating to the page with the chat room, http://tdiclub.com/chat , you're presented with a JavaScript warning, asking if you want to run JIRC. Say yes. This is the software that lets you get into the chat room. After that, you're presented with this:



Here is where people make their first mistake. See where it says TDIClub_Guest? That's the 'nickname' or screen name you'll use in the chat room. Its important that you change this to something different. When 3 people come into the room and have that default nickname, it can get really confusing. So, we'll enter a name. It does not have to be the same name that you use on the forums, but if you have a screen name here, please use the same one.


Then click Connect Now! on the bottom:



And you're in! It's that simple. To use the JIRC interface, simply type into the box at the bottom and press return.



You can also make the text bold by clicking the B button, or change its color by clicking on the colors to the right. After the message is sent, the color goes back to black.


If you want to private message someone in the room, double click their name on the right, and you'll get a new window:



This next image shows 2 things people tend to do wrong:


ALL CAPS IS BAD. And we'll gladly help you, but stick around and chat a while. It's nice to be thought of as more then a tech support guy. Popup blockers do not work well with the JIRC software. If you want to click a link that was pasted into the chat room, you have to turn it off, or it will boot you from the room. Holding control when you click the link generally works.

If you want to come back more often, I'd recommend you get better software. TDIClub chat is a room on the Wastelands IRC server, so you can get at it from any standard IRC client. The server is irc.wasteland.org and the room is #tdiclubchat

There is an alternate Java client, available here: http://www.pinchotriders.com/tdiclub/

I'de also like to note that discussions do not have to be TDI related. It could be said that the chat room is the last general discussion area here.

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Old February 14th, 2006, 11:30   #2
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Umm, I'll admit, I'm guilty of the talk and run thing...

Anyway, here's a list of IRC clients that are popular:

mIRC - http://www.mirc.com/
Runs on: Windows
Cost: 30 day trial, costs $20 afterwards

XChat - http://www.xchat.org/
Runs on: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Cost: Free ("open source", if you know what that is)

Ircle - http://www.ircle.com/
Runs on: Mac OS
Cost: 30 day trial, costs 19 euros or $23 afterwards

XiRCON - http://www.xircon.com/
Runs on: Windows
Cost: Free

Trillian - http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Runs on: Windows
Cost: Free
Notes: This program is also an instant messaging program, but it has IRC functionality

ChatZilla - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/
Runs on: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and others
Cost: Free (open source)
Notes: This program requires Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, or another "Gecko-based" browser

Opera - http://www.opera.com/
Runs on: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and others
Cost: Free
Notes: This program is also a web browser

I personally use Opera (for everything, not just IRC), but the IRC client could use more features, in my opinion... An upside is that, compared to some of the ones on my list, it's relatively easy to use.

If you've already got mIRC, or you are viewing this page in Opera (other programs may work, I haven't tried), this link will get you into the chat without setting much up: irc://irc.icq.com/tdiclubchat
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Old February 14th, 2006, 17:31   #3
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Old February 28th, 2006, 17:08   #4
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In case you missed it from the above posts, the chat room server is irc.wasteland.org and channel #tdiclubchat.

As far as clients go, I prefer irssi, a free/open source command-line client available for most flavors of linux - Slackware, Red Hat|Fedora, Gentoo, Debian|Ubuntu, Mandrake, Net|Free|OpenBSD, OS X (via DarwinPorts) - and allegedly on Windows via Cygwin. Amiga, Commodore 64 and TRS-80 support has not been announced.

Drop in and say "Hi" sometime.

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Old March 21st, 2006, 09:50   #5
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compu, the spacing was destroyed when you edited the top post.

Just a reminder, when the site goes down, you will still be able to access TDIClub Chat by using an IRC client. http://tdiclub.com/chat will not work, however.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 22:30   #6
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Is something up with the chatroom? I can't get in.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 14:47   #7
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I haven't been able to access TDICluB Chat since getting rid of Windows ME and loading XP Professional. Never used chat much but it was good to go there once in a while to do a "real time" troubleshoot on some problem or other.

Here's what I see now:

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I guess I have some security level set too high or something. Suggestions to fix this welcomed!
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Old March 26th, 2006, 14:57   #8
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http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Download that, and try again. XP doesn't come with Java...
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That did the trick...thanks!
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Old April 27th, 2006, 10:39   #10
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...Centrifugal Bumpy Bumpy...
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Old May 17th, 2006, 15:27   #11
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Bump.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:13   #12
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Bumpin' & grindin'

We're mostly friendly folks, now with cleaner language! 90% less sailors embarrassed with a minty-clean lingering aftertaste to boot.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 22:46   #13
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Old October 25th, 2006, 03:38   #14
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Hooray for Chat!

It's good to see that it's still going!
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Old October 26th, 2006, 08:10   #15
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where can purchase seat covers for my jetta tdi that has seat air bags?
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