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Two New Servers

October 4, 2012 - 11:53 pm

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We have two new servers on the GeekShed network. Subwolf has donated Sheba, a server in a Chicago, Illinois data center, on behalf of his site Subwolf.org. Allan has donated Tyrol, a server in Irvine, California, on behalf of JupiterColony.com. Server Intrepid has been retired, after many years of fine service to the network. We’ve…

Featured Channel: #EricJess

September 29, 2012 - 4:43 pm

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#EricJess is friendly, welcoming community where people discuss a wide range of topics. The channel was founded by Eric Jess in June 2010. Eric maintains a community forum and a website for the channel (where he streams live video, when his computer isn’t broken). Eric shared the following information about his channel: What happens in…

Setting a Simple Channel Ban

September 28, 2012 - 10:14 pm

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Channel bans allow you to block someone from joining your channel. These bans offer a lot of flexibility, letting you ban someone in several different ways. This article will explain a simple ban. You can check the Extended Ban tutorial for additional options. You can also use the AKICK command to ban someone permanently. To…

Are You Using Our Round Robins?

June 1, 2012 - 6:46 pm

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This is an archived post. Please see the February 17, 2015 post for details on the current round robin configuration.   As we explain on our Servers page, you often achieve the best connection by connecting to the server geographically closest to you. To do this, you can find the closest server on the map…

Planned Maintenance for Thursday, May 31

May 29, 2012 - 2:17 pm

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The data center for Intrepid, one of GeekShed’s servers, is migrating our data to a new server around 9 PM EDT (1 AM UTC) on Thursday, May 31. There will be a short interruption in service during the migration and reboot. We’ve removed Intrepid from the network’s round robins to allow connections to the server…

FAQs about GeekShed’s Spamfilter

May 27, 2012 - 10:31 pm

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GeekShed maintains a spamfilter of URLs and phrases that are blocked network wide. Most of the entries on the list got there because someone was spamming the information on the network. Some entries are added because they link to malware, porn, or another kind of less than desirable site. What happens when someone triggers the spamfilter…

How Long Have You Been On GeekShed?

May 21, 2012 - 3:18 pm

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Some of the features on GeekShed require that you are a registered user on the network for a specific period of time. For example, GeekShed offers all of its users who have had a registered nickname longer than 90 days free access to our BNC service and a free vhost. So how do you figure…

Watch What You Click!

May 13, 2012 - 4:34 pm

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It’s time for a reminder to be careful when you click on links that people share. Recently Naive_One came to #help because he had clicked on a link A_Bad_Guy shared (names changed to protect the innocent). A_Bad_Guy used his server logs to get Naive_One’s IP address and attack his network. Unfortunately for Naive_One, there was…

What’s a Netsplit?

April 29, 2012 - 5:06 pm

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If you’ve been on an IRC network any length of time, you’ve seen something like this scrolling up your screen: Quits: ted (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: Max (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: otter (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: Meg (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: Twitter (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: PB (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net ) Quits: Roman (ScaleEngine.GeekShed.net Neptune.GeekShed.net )…

Updates to Website Command Pages

April 21, 2012 - 2:24 pm

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You may not notice it right away, but we’ve been busy making the website a little easier for you to use. We’ve added details on the Fantasy commands, and we’ve added the capability to link directly to a specific command on the website. Keep reading for the details. Fantasy Commands First, if you use Fantasy…