Congratulations to Robert Johnson and Adam Hartfield, our new #MoxyFruvous co-managers!!
Thanks to Jason Reiser and Hugo Rodrigues for their service as previous channel managers.
This channel is about Moxy Früvous, the awesome uncategorizable band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We've been a registered Undernet channel for over two years now. Anyone with an @ next to his/her name is a channel operator and can provide help if needed.
In September of 1996, Phil Schwan (Thrawn) posted a message on alt.music.moxy-fruvous asking if anybody was interested in meeting on IRC to talk about the band and get to know each other. With the posting of that message, #MoxyFruvous was born. Meetings were once a week on Netone.com's IRC server, Wednesday nights after 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Then one fine day. . . Netone's server crashed. This sent fans scurrying to their emails, mailing each other to find out where the heck everyone else had gone. At that time, Hugo Rodriguez (Hugs) proposed setting up a permanent channel on IRC's Undernet so that we could meet and talk Fruvous whenever the heck we felt like it. A nomination form, delay time and 15 days later, a permanent, serviced channel was born.
Nowadays, people from around the world are in-channel day and night, ready to discuss anything and everything remotely related to the band, its music, and its fans.
#MoxyFruvous can be found on any Undernet server. Click here to go to the official Undernet server list. Once you login, join the channel #MoxyFruvous. (Boy, that was obvious!). If you find that you're the only other person there is W (our lovely male channel bot) on a really laggy night, try connecting to another server. Lots of people use newyork.ny.us.undernet.org and baltimore.md.us.undernet.org.. Get onto another server that isn't as lagged to either of those two and see if any other people are there
There are two main ways to use IRC. The first is by is to use telnet or your Web browser. The second is to download a client program onto your computer. If you plan to join #moxyfruvous regularly, downloading a client is better because the client program, whichever you choose, has many more features than the simpler Java applet.
You can connect to the Undernet by telnetting to cservice.undernet.org and following the prompts. Or, you can go to http://www.fruhead.com/chat and use the Java IRC applet there.
OR, more preferably,
To get to IRC, you first need a program that will interact between your computer and the IRC server. The most common programs for Windows/MS-DOS platforms are mIRC, pIRCh, and vIRC. A Yahoo! search under IRC will get you lists and lists of these programs for the Macintosh. There are also clients at the Undernets FTP site, ftp://ftp.undernet.org/irc/clients.
Most clients these days dont have newyork.ny.us.undernet.org set as one of their default servers. Thus, when you launch your IRC client, you will probably need to add that server into the list of available servers. Alternatively, should you be the command-line type, you can just type /server newyork.ny.us.undernet.org and press Enter.
There are some telnettable sites around, see Undernet's official server page for the details.
Once you've logged in, pick a nickname by typing /nick <your nick>.
To join the channel, type /join #moxyfruvous at the prompt.
Once you're in the channel, depending on your setup, you may or may not have a list of people on the channel in your window. Introduce yourself as formally or informally as you want. Watch the text as is scrolls by and add to the chatter. In general: HAVE FUN!
A *great* introduction to IRC is available at http://www.mirc.com/ircintro.html.
If you still have questions, email the #MoxyFruvous Administrators!
Part of the functionality of W in a serviced channel is the ability to assign administrators to the channel. The channel administrators are all granted 400+ access (see the W Commands page for more information) and are entrusted with the duty of managing users, screening content, and resolving any problems that arise in the channel. An administrator has the right and the responsibility to make judgement calls during normal channel operation if he/she feels a member is in violation of any of the above rules. Any action taken will be reviewed by the other administrators as soon thereafter as possible to decide whether the action was necessary and whether or not any other action should be taken.
The MoxyFruvous IRC Channel is not a democracy. The channel is currently co-managed by Robert Johnson and Adam Hartfield. All final decisions are made by these individuals. Any major concerns are usually addressed in a meeting of all 400+ administrators. Votes can be and are taken amongst the administrators on these concerns. New administrators are added based on how long the person has been a member of the channel, frequency and duration of visits, amount of interest in being an admin, and history of abuse of the channel rules. All additions to the list of administrators require the unanimous vote of the current admins.
Anyone who has a problem on the channel should speak via /msg to any channel admins in the channel at that time. If none are available or you feel you will not receive an objective or untainted response from that admin, you may email the admin group at email@example.com. Your concern will be addressed at the next admin meeting.
Your current #MoxyFruvous administrators are:
As a channel operator, you are expected to help maintain the fun, convivial atmosphere of the channel and to actively uphold and enforce the channel rules stated above. This is important. The @ isnt just for changing the topic. /grin.
Most of the time, #mf is a fun place to be. Sometimes, though, rude people join, or people let their tempers get the better of them. As a #mf operator, it is your responsibility to maintain the atmosphere that the channel managers want for the channel. If someone comes in and bashes the band unmercifully, or harasses a channel denizen, a few /msgs are in order with a kickban if the /msgs have no effect.
Kicking-for-fun is frowned upon. Use your powers for good. If you ban someone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let the channel administrators know.
How do I become a channel operator, you ask? Well, its simple. Hang out for a month or so and let your actions speak louder than your words. Read the channel rules. If you think youd like the responsibility of helping to maintain the channel, ask one of the channel administrators listed above.
W commands and controls
W is a robot that controls channel functions and administration. As more and more people are added to W's user list, there is a general confusion as to what this really means. When you are on the user list, you can sign in with W and do certain things depending on your access level. Channel administrators are in charge of the userlist, and set your access level depending on how long you've been around, what you've contributed to the channel, etc. You may or may not be auto-op'ed but even if you aren't you can still use W to do those things for you, such as change the topic and kick or ban a pesky user.
Theres a great W reference page at http://cservice.undernet.org/docs/xwcoms.html.
Thrawn has created a page specifically breaking down W's commands into easier to understand language. Find it here: http://www.ohio.net/~thrawn/Moxy/user.html. There is also a page specifically for mIRC users at http://www.ohio.net/~thrawn/Moxy/mirc.html.
See http://www.fruvous.com's list of Online Früvous.
No, we're not speaking Urdu.
|WB||Welcome Back, Wood's Better, Worship Bargainville|
|RE||synonomous to wb|
|AFAIK||As Far As I Know|
|IIRC||If I Remember Correctly|
|TY, YW||Thank You, You're Welcome|
|BRB||Be Right Back|
|BBL||Be Back Later|
|BBIAF||Be Back In A Few|
|LOL||Laughing Out Loud|
|ROTFL||Rolling On The Floor Laughing|
|AAToD||Advanced Accounting Textbook Of Doom (Drea's weapon of choice)|
|FDC||Fruvous Dot Com, http://www.fruvous.com|
|FHDC||Fruhead Dot Com, http://www.fruhead.com|
|15W||Fifteen Warning. Used to indicate you're leaving soon and thus people had better say goodbye to you soon.|
|WFB||Waiting For Bob, the comic strip drawn by Sirilyan and Katfish at http://www.waitingforbob.com|
|GBS||Great Big Sea, a band from Newfoundland|
|EFO||Eddie From Ohio, a band from Virginia|
|Noho||Northampton, MA, home of the IH (Iron Horse Music Hall)|
|FRFF||Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. http://www.falconridgefolk.com|
|YWGTTM||You Will Go To The Moon|
|TN||The Nields, a band from Noho http://www.nields.com|
|S2, S^2||Splatter Splatter|
We do have a few people to thank for all of this. We would like to thank Thrawn for coming up with this great idea in the first place, and Hugo for taking the initiative in setting up the Official Undernet Channel. Also, thanks to the people at fruvous.com. Jason, Chris and company, thanks again.
And most importantly, thanks to all of the channel denizens who make #mf a fun place to be!
Last significant update: August 12, 1999
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