Hey, guys! The official IRC channel for the site is now #hbgames on irc.synirc.net, so update your clients. It can also be accessed by clicking here
or on the IRC Chat link at the top of the page. For those of you who aren't familiar with IRC, it's a chat protocol that supports large group chats. We hope you'll come talk to us!
The old channel on irc.slacked.org still exists, but it's going to be renamed shortly. I'll post again with details when that happens for those of you who want to continue to visit it. I know I intend to hang out in both channels.
I'm sure you're wondering why the sudden change. Well, the thing is, for a long time there's been a difference of opinion between the site staff and the IRC staff about whether the IRC channel represents the site and how it should consequently be run. The old channel, while a fun place to be, has almost nothing to do with the forum these days, and we wanted a channel that was tied more closely to the site and was somewhat more professional. Also, by being on synIRC, we can strengthen our ties with other communities that have their channels on that server, such as RRR and RMVX.
Both we and the people who run the old channel agree that a split is best for everyone. We still love them, as well as shadow and Slacked, but ultimately we decided it was better to go in a separate direction.
With that said, let me give you the lowdown on the new channel.
The channel is run by myself, Brewmeister, and Amy Pond. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to one of us.
Unlike the old #hbgames, the new one actually has rules. That said, we're going to be enforcing the spirit of the law more than the letter. While we're going to be pretty chill about this, please try to follow the following guidelines.
- No spamming. You can break your sentences up over multiple lines if you want, but don't spam large amounts of contentless gibberish, repeat the same line ten times, etc. And if you want to paste something long, use Pastebin.
- No racism. Don't throw the N-word around just to say it.
- Mark NSFW links. You're allowed to post mature content if you want, but it needs to be clearly labeled as such. Please don't post shock images and things, though.
- Don't be a dick. Don't flame or troll people or otherwise instigate (or continue) conflict with other members. We want to create a friendly environment. If you're having a problem with someone and can't work it out in private, ask one of us to mediate.
There are no topicality restrictions or anything, but feel free to talk about game development or RM or whatever.