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How to add a list of users in your GeekShed IRC channel to your website

April 4, 2010 - 8:46 am

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GeekShed now provides a live XML formatted output of users in your channel. This can be parsed and placed on your own website in the form of a list, table, etc. The XML output can be found at An example of the use of this for #phil is To parse this into a…

New Staff Member – Stuzilla

March 31, 2010 - 7:42 pm

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Over the past few weeks, we at GeekShed have been working to identify the areas of service which are lacking, and any changes that could be made in order to improve your experience on GeekShed. We have noticed that the number of trolls (someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community,…

New Staff Member – CCMike

February 21, 2010 - 11:34 am

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There is a concept. This concept is difficult for the author to understand. Some people call it ‘real life’. Sadly, this mischievous beast has gotten in the way once more and our newest staff member, Kyle, has been forced to resign his staff position to pursue further education. This is a great loss to GeekShed…

Flash Client Upgrade

January 7, 2010 - 1:16 am

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We have, for quite a while now, offered TFlash as our web based IRC client. This was originally written as a quick replacement for the Java client we used previously. TFlash has, however, stood up to the test of time and has proved to be a very popular client amongst users. We have now decided…

GeekShed Management Script

January 5, 2010 - 8:04 pm

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GeekShed has an officially supported management script written by the GeekShed staff along with users Zetacon and GrimReaper. It offers a range of features including canned messages to help people with common questions as well as some decent channel and nickname management features. We have checked out the tags directory at so you can…

Login Service

January 4, 2010 - 4:52 pm

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We have, for a while now, had a login service which links to our services database to allow you to login to areas of the site, such as the quote database, using your services login. This has always been an experimental feature however we are now happy that it’s working great and have finalized it….

Who owns GeekShed IRC?

December 26, 2009 - 6:16 pm

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GeekShed IRC is owned by Geek Shed Ltd. GeekShed Ltd. is a UK registered company (company #07055433) boarded by Allan Jude and Phil Lavin as directors and Marcus Joyce as secretary. Allan, Phil and Marcus all have equal share holdings. GeekShed Ltd. exists for administrative purposes and GeekShed IRC is run as much as a…

Quote Database

December 18, 2009 - 2:43 pm

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Development of the long awaited quote database has finally completed today. It was halted for an extended period owing to Anope’s old encryption being stranger than a hippie on Halloween. We have converted the majority of the passwords in our database to SHA1 and it is therefore now possible to use the QDB. Check it…

Normal service is resumed

December 11, 2009 - 9:54 am

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Due to an over keen data-centre staff member inadvertently taking one of our servers from its rack and formatting it, we have suffered an extended period of downtime for some of our services. These services include RSS topic feeds and User Count badges. A new server was brought online today and we have restored the…

Access System Tutorial

December 10, 2009 - 12:09 pm

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On GeekShed, we have two access systems. Standard access system, and XOP. XOP is a simplification of the access system to make things a bit easier. However, with simplification comes a loss of features. XOP is enabled by default for newly registered channels. It has 4 ChanServ commands – VOP, HOP, AOP and SOP for…