June 06, 2004

Want to chat up whatever sport is on the tv as it happens? What better place than IRC chat? So ufez and I just got together to create #spofi, which just runs on the irc.turlyming.com server... details inside.

posted by insomnyuk to feature requests at 08:54 PM - 13 comments

If you want to join up, first get an IRC client. There are lots of clients for every platform, a few good ones include mIRC, BitchX, and IRCLe. Then, join the server irc.turlyming.com and then join channel spofi example, in the IRC program type /join #spofi Hope to see you there!

posted by insomnyuk at 08:59 PM on June 06, 2004

Or, you can do like me and use Trillian. Come one, come all, we must mock Shaq's free throws!

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:09 PM on June 06, 2004

uh, so i'll go ahead and delete the flickr community then. okay.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:29 PM on June 06, 2004

Dammit! That's the name of the community that you had set up, JG. I wanted to hook up with that and throw feces at Joe Morgan tonight.

posted by NoMich at 10:30 PM on June 06, 2004

not necessarily, jg, insom and I just happened to be in #mefi and started talking about the game, and others got pissed (in their MeFi way) so we started another. No offense intended. and, BTW, w00t! Pistons!

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:49 PM on June 06, 2004

You got MeFites pissed because you were talking about sports!? That's incredibly unbelievable! /sarcasm You should have talked about GWB, or iraq or dead presidents or maybe fat people... then the masses would have engaged in conversation.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:37 AM on June 07, 2004

i didnt delete it, btw. we don't get much traffic though, it should be noted (we just have 11 members)... if #spofi works better, go with it. i'm not around sportsfilter anymore, or by extension flickr, as much as i used to be, so i haven't been cheerleading for flickr as much as i should have i guess. whatever works and has a better turnout, definitely do it.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:40 AM on June 07, 2004

Any chance you guys might set up a similar page to this one, which signs me in to the MeFi channel at the click of a button? All this IRC stuff is a bit daunting to a computer buffoon like myself.

posted by squealy at 03:27 AM on June 07, 2004

You won't get me to use IRC again. I was part of that hellhole once before and I'm not going back! You can't make me!

posted by grum@work at 07:53 AM on June 07, 2004

Grum, you cannot resist the power of the dark side! squealy, I will test something like that out at home where I can actually connect to IRC. Oh, and Game 7 will definitely be under discussion on #spofi, since the beer is always cheaper at home.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:33 PM on June 07, 2004

Spofi Chat! You should be able to drag this link to your links toolbar or add it to your favorites. Clicking it will launch your IRC client, connect you, and drop you into the channel. But you will still need to download and install an IRC client for it to work. ChatZilla is an easy one that installs as a plug-in for the Mozilla browsers. If there is going to be a dedicated page on sportsfilter.com that all depends on the Founders putting it up.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:38 PM on June 07, 2004

Thanks insomnyuk.

posted by squealy at 03:54 AM on June 08, 2004

Yes! I'm the only one in the channel, and hence the unmitigated monarch! Now I need to find out what games are on at 10am EST on a Wednesday.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:03 AM on June 09, 2004

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