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01/05/2003 11:35:51 AM · #1
Just letting everyone that may not be aware know that there are at least 2 great (unofficial) options for Real Time Chat with your fellow DPC users.

The DPC FANATICS Chatroom

and the DPC and Critique Club Chat

Come on by, share some photos, ask a camera question, or just mess around; always nice to see new faces and enjoy new perspectives ! :)

Note: both sites require you to create a username for that site. Convention is to use the same name as you use on DPC or very similar.

See you there!

01/05/2003 06:38:36 PM · #2
*bump*
01/05/2003 06:55:06 PM · #3
That's great, I registered today. Got to tease Lisa, Gordon and Manic.
01/05/2003 08:10:09 PM · #4
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01/05/2003 09:05:15 PM · #5
I don't like the idea of registering to yet another data harvesting company giving away my email and other personal details. Especially not Microsoft Passport.

Would it be possible to use a "real" IRC chat? I know a web chat is easier for people not being familar with the internet or computers in general. People find IRC is a bit more complicated at first because you have to install a seperate client program (well, there are even webbased Java IRC clients out there) but it is really not.

I would be willing to write a short description how to connect to the IRC if that helps.

01/05/2003 09:07:28 PM · #6
Originally posted by stephan:

I don't like the idea of registering to yet another data harvesting company giving away my email and other personal details. Especially not Microsoft Passport.

Would it be possible to use a "real" IRC chat? I know a web chat is easier for people not being familar with the internet or computers in general. People find IRC is a bit more complicated at first because you have to install a seperate client program (well, there are even webbased Java IRC clients out there) but it is really not.

I would be willing to write a short description how to connect to the IRC if that helps.


IRC has no cute smileys and your firewall at work won't let you in it... lol

01/05/2003 09:40:17 PM · #7
Originally posted by jmsetzler:


IRC has no cute smileys and your firewall at work won't let you in it... lol


Well I personaly think the text based :-) smiley is cute enough :)

Regarding the firewall... at my company it lets me through and the fact that I administer it is purely a coincidence of course ;-)
01/05/2003 10:02:58 PM · #8
Langdon and I idle in #dpchallenge on efnet, and you are all welcome to come there as well -- to chat or to idle, though we don't guarantee chat :)

Drew
01/05/2003 10:24:56 PM · #9
Dpcfanatics doesn't harvest and/or sell user info. To register for the chat you must enter info into a form that was programmed into the html-based chat script that we use. We would probably delete the required fields from the registration form...but the chat code is obfuscated (or some hackerish word meaning messed up). Feel free to give bogus info...we have absolutely no use for your e-mail address. We do, however, prefer that you login using your dpc username. :)

Originally posted by stephan:

I don't like the idea of registering to yet another data harvesting company giving away my email and other personal details. Especially not Microsoft Passport.

Would it be possible to use a "real" IRC chat? I know a web chat is easier for people not being familar with the internet or computers in general. People find IRC is a bit more complicated at first because you have to install a seperate client program (well, there are even webbased Java IRC clients out there) but it is really not.

I would be willing to write a short description how to connect to the IRC if that helps.
01/06/2003 05:24:45 AM · #10
Oh, btw, the DPC Fanatics chat doesn't use MS Passport (yucky thing), and should work through all firewalls & proxies :o)
01/06/2003 05:36:44 AM · #11
Froober, my critisism wasn't directed to the fanatics chat but to the critique club chat at MSN. Sorry for not being specific.
However, I still do like IRC more than any webchats. "But that's just me" ;-) No big deal.
01/06/2003 06:08:40 AM · #12
Hmm... maybe I should start up a DPC MUD for the old skool'ers out there? :o)
01/06/2003 08:17:08 PM · #13
Originally posted by Manic:

Hmm... maybe I should start up a DPC MUD for the old skool'ers out there? :o)


Now this is a great idea! For such a MUD I even would start mudding again ;-) I already can see my char there... Level 1 ("lens cleaner") of the blurry-photos-are-cool guild. And imagine what nice photos we could make there. Granted, nobody could actually see them and it would take two pages of text to describe the breathtaking beauty, but hey, that's old skool :-)
01/06/2003 09:08:22 PM · #14
I've never "chatted" before, and have been very reluctant to go to any "chat" thing. How does it differ from using/posting in the forums??

Thanks,Linda
01/06/2003 09:14:10 PM · #15
Forgive me if this sounds over-simplified. Chatting is like having a conference call with your fingers...everything is live and immediate. Even better, no permanent record of what you say is kept...so if you say something dumb...everyone will forget in a day :P You also have the luxury of communicating privately (one on one) with others.

Hope that helps!
01/08/2003 05:17:29 PM · #16
chat room? it's not working, i've been looking at this all week and it hasn't changed in days :p
01/15/2017 12:56:57 PM · #17
Whatever happened to these? The one most likely to survive would have been the one in Manic's signature in this forum thread (DPC Fanatics Chat).

Both chat links from the OP are OBE now. Did anything replace them?
01/15/2017 03:12:08 PM · #18
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Whatever happened to these? The one most likely to survive would have been the one in Manic's signature in this forum thread (DPC Fanatics Chat).

Both chat links from the OP are OBE now. Did anything replace them?


Dead, like most of the rest of DPC.
01/17/2017 10:18:11 AM · #19
Does anybody use Telegram messenger? There's an active photography community there that I can recommend: https://telegram.me/joinchat/A1Zotj2B3s21f-lJHZ1R-w
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