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ComputerHope Chat Schedule
« on: June 08, 2006, 07:48:25 PM »
How about a trial of scheduled appearances in the ComputerHope chat areas? dl65 and I were discussing this. Of course everyone will have a different "best time" depending on their schedule and continent, but there would be some regularly posted times when at least one designated person would be on (barring unforseen circumstances).

I will volunteer for Saturday a.m. at 10:00-12:00 a.m.  CST (U.S.)

Anyone else who is interested just pick a time and post it here, or just show up to one of the scheduled times. I have no agenda (although certainly interested parties could post one for "their" time. All topics are open, and everyone is welcome. We can just type away or work on specific issues.

The format will evolve as we go. If it doesn't succeed, it will be no more of a ghost town than it is now.  ;)
« Last Edit: June 08, 2006, 09:09:14 PM by GX1_Man »

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    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
    « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 07:53:46 PM »
    I am currently over there reading the latest news..... lol .

    I will be there Monday thru Fridays from say 1pm thru ??????  Pacific Time .
    Sunday thru Friday ........ midnight .......... ??????  Pacific Time .

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      Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
      « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 08:12:49 PM »
      School makes it impossible for me to be able to give a set time, but I'll be there when I can. :)
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      Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
      « Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 05:19:39 AM »
      Lol whats all this? there's a chatroom being made?

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        Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
        « Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 08:05:26 AM »
        That's what I said. Look on the homepage for CH, right above the "computer hope forums" hyperlink. I'm told that's been there for ages...
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        Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
        « Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 11:28:27 AM »
        Alright nice one. Im in there now cool ok well i dont know if theres any time i could be there except when im im not playing any games and that. so i will just sit in the chat when im there if anyone comes in.

        I dont think that made much sense lol

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        Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
        « Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 03:11:47 PM »
        I used to hang out in the chat room on weekday evenings late last year, but since I seemed to be the only "techie" person who could find his pulse I would quickly get swamped with noobs. Example:

        WebUser253: HLP!!1 My cmptr isnt wrking right!!!1
        Me: Ummm... Could you be a bit more specific? What OS are you running?
        WebUse253: idk, whts a OS??ROFLOFLBBQ!!!shift+1!!1
        ***WebUser345 enters #computerhope
        WebUser345: HLP PLZ!! MY copmuter cant print I need to print why cant I print help!!!
        Me: Okay, hang on for a just sec while I take care of this other person first, okay?
        WebUser345: k
        ***WebUser437 enters #computerhope
        WebUser437: MY computers slow. o, do u have any codez??
        WebUser253: helOOO!!11
        Me: I'll be right with you 253
        Me: WebUser437, no cracks in here. Have you run Spyboat/Ad-Aware
        WebUser345: HEELLPP!!!!
        ***WebUser105 enters #computerhope
        WebUser105: I dropped my laptop out my cars window on the highway, can you help me???
        Me: AAAHHHHH!!!!


        Seriously. I'd spend hours just trying to figure out if the person's keyboard was USB or Serial. Add the fact that a new WebUser would saunter in every 45 minutes or so with the same: "U need to hlp meee! My scrn iz alll blu and says STOP at teh top!!1" plea and I started to wonder if I shouldn't change my job searches from I.T. to something easier like rodeo clown or enlist in the Marines. One lady even asked for help with her grandkids old 16 bit NES (I actually kinda solved her problem though!). My suggestion: Use DCC chat to keep the confusion to a minimum and use Remote Assistance if at all possible! ;) Keep a paper bag close by in case you need to breathe into it. Oh, and log your chats. You might look back years from now and laugh. Or you might not. :)

        Seriously, if enough helpers were present, it could work out pretty nice. Its funny and a bit ironic that more noobs know about and find their way onto the channel than techs.


        --Oober Noober
        « Last Edit: June 09, 2006, 03:11:58 PM by Oober_Noober »

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          Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
          « Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 03:23:50 PM »
          ROTFLMAO ....... they just clicked on the wrong button ......


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          Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
          « Reply #8 on: June 09, 2006, 03:56:53 PM »
          My ground rule is that you must log in with a unique name, preferably the one you use on the forums.

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            Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
            « Reply #9 on: June 09, 2006, 10:15:49 PM »
            I've asked twice now... how the heck do you log chats?
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              Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
              « Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006, 11:32:57 PM »
              Dilbert , Why do you want to log the chat ?

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                Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                « Reply #11 on: June 09, 2006, 11:39:19 PM »
                Dilbert , If you try and install a time clock in the chat room ............well........

                Did you try      right clicking on a blank area and select all ....... copy ...paste into notepad ....... lol ........oh yes ,dont forget save as ....

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                « Last Edit: June 09, 2006, 11:41:12 PM by dl65 »
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                  Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                  « Reply #12 on: June 10, 2006, 12:02:16 AM »
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                  Dilbert , Why do you want to log the chat ?

                  dl65  ::)

                  So if someone comes in chat and says "what you said before didn't work", I wanna be able to know exactly what it was that didn't work,  without the tiresomeness of asking. :)

                  As for your solution... LOL why didn't I think of that?
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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #13 on: June 10, 2006, 12:10:37 AM »
                    Dilbert ,

                    I don't know .....why didnt you? ........lol

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #14 on: June 10, 2006, 07:33:30 PM »
                    I am about to yell at "Webuser" right now.

                    Dilbert,
                    The chats do not go through the CH server. In fact, I belive that they are on a serparate server.

                    Therefor, it may be hard to log chats. Unless you would like to keep a computer running for a LONG time and just have is sit there.

                    We could make a post somewhere that we could post our chats at if we helped someone.

                    (You could also ask the Admin to put a Bravenet counter on a page. This will let people view the buisiest times and days. But the only problem I can see if the fact that it is Bravenet.)
                    Oh, and Dilbert what program are you using to access the CH Chatroom?

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #15 on: June 10, 2006, 07:37:14 PM »
                    I lied, I think.

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                    Does Computer Hope provide any stats or other special features for chat?

                    Logs have been generated from the initial day opening of the Computer Hope channel on March 1, 2003. These logs will help us with controlling the channels, keep stats, and help with other agents that will be available as soon as possible.

                    Now all we have to do is find these "logs"....

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #16 on: June 10, 2006, 07:40:19 PM »
                    If they are stored within YaBB, I'm sure they are long gone!

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #17 on: June 10, 2006, 07:48:43 PM »
                    Does anyone have one of those programs that lets you view an Internet Websites website directory? If so, see if you can find the logs. (that is if they are stored on the CH server)

                    ***--------------------------------------------------------------------***
                    EDIT: I'm sorry, I just had to post this:
                    User info for Webuser
                    *** Webuser [[email protected]]: Java Web User

                    *** channels: @#computerhope

                    *** server: koolaid.ny.us.blitzed.org [Goin' surfing cause I don't like your face!]
                    *** End of /WHOIS list.
                    « Last Edit: June 10, 2006, 07:53:54 PM by zylstra555 »

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #18 on: June 11, 2006, 09:18:37 AM »
                    I cant seem to be able to connect to a chat room or i don know what to do
                    This is the page i am stuck on.
                    What should i do?

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #19 on: June 11, 2006, 10:22:44 AM »
                    Don't use the Java Chat. Use the colorful icon for chat. Does that help?

                    If no one is there it will look rather empty!
                    « Last Edit: June 11, 2006, 10:23:12 AM by GX1_Man »

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                    Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                    « Reply #20 on: June 11, 2006, 12:28:47 PM »
                    I ran into a person with a really interesting computer on the chat. Can anyone help him/her?
                    http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1150043404/0#0 for the forum


                    Elixir,
                    Chances are, your one of those people who are having trouble getting into the chat without the Java chat.

                    On the chat page, under Join Chat, type your nick name, and then simply press ENTER to not go to Java Chat

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                      Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                      « Reply #21 on: June 11, 2006, 08:43:37 PM »
                      An update on the whole "summer job" deal:

                      I am not going to get a job this summer. Instead. I will spend Summer Vacation with my grandmother, and I will be a part of the Swim Team. (The only sport I'm any good at; I'm not as weak as my classmates like to think) This means more time will be there. However, my grandmother is on a fixed income and my chances of being in chat all day are small. So, I may drop out of the Internet entirely, appearing erratically on occasions. This is done to save her electric bill (comp being off and all). :)

                      BTW, someone donated a computer to her. It in some ways rivals my own. I have to admit, I'm a tad jealous of her 7 USB ports, Two CD-burners (one is also a DVD-writer, like mine), some LCD monitor with the newer connection I don't understand...

                      That's the good news. The bad news.... it was equipped with McAfee. And my parents wouldn't let me install decent protection first... by the time I got on and installed SpyBot, it found and removed no less than 35 infections! Geez!
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                        Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                        « Reply #22 on: June 12, 2006, 03:09:27 AM »
                        Dilbert's grandmother has worms, you should talk to Flame. :)

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                          Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                          « Reply #23 on: June 12, 2006, 03:27:30 AM »
                          Elixir, push the connect button.

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                          « Reply #24 on: June 12, 2006, 05:05:21 AM »
                          thank GX1_Man and fed the connect button does not do anything

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                            Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                            « Reply #25 on: June 12, 2006, 06:42:33 AM »
                            Did GX1Man's suggestion work for you Elixir?

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                              « Reply #26 on: June 12, 2006, 11:04:39 PM »
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                              Dilbert's grandmother has worms, you should talk to Flame. :)

                              Why are you saying this?
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                              « Reply #27 on: June 13, 2006, 12:06:31 PM »
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                              Dilbert's grandmother has worms, you should talk to Flame. :)

                              Why are you saying this?
                              Dilbert,
                              Why bother asking?

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                              Re: ComputerHope Chat Schedule
                              « Reply #28 on: June 13, 2006, 02:10:52 PM »
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                              Why are you saying this?
                              If I recall correctly, it's a comical reference to a discussion months ago about a relative of yours who had an infected PC.

                              Of course it could also possibly be the case that Fed wants to wind you up.  ;)
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                              « Reply #29 on: June 13, 2006, 05:15:47 PM »
                              I think Flame's mom got de-wormed.