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Iggy Koopa

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  1. I love films, too.

    I guess my favorites list would look something like this:

    • Adaptation.
    • Amores perros
    • Apocalypse Now
    • The Big Lebowski
    • Blade Runner
    • Blue Velvet
    • City of God
    • The Constant Gardener
    • Eyes Wide Shut
    • Fight Club
    • Lost Highway
    • Magnolia
    • Mulholland Dr.
    • Oldboy
    • Punch-Drunk Love
    • Requiem for a Dream
    • Stranger Than Fiction
    • Synecdoche, New York
    • There Will Be Blood
    • Unbreakable
    • Wild at Heart

    I know, I'm a huge fan of Kaufman, Meirelles, P.T. Anderson and Lynch.

    But yeah, you should totally expand your tastes. :) I recommend Herzog's films, especially Aguirre, the Wrath of God. And check out David Lynch! Start with Blue Velvet. Also, Kubrick films are a must.

  2. Tossing my vote in for Espernet as well as a predominatly IRC person. Been there a while, it's stable.

    Has Nickserv, nick grouping, and the times I've interacted with the IRCops they've been very pleasant and understanding.

    Also they enacted a zero-tolerance policy towards RO Channels basically fighting against each other some time in the distant past and I cannot endorse that kind of shit enough.

    I'm down with going to espernet. I really don't like ETG, sometimes I can't connect, or I get netsplit, and then there's the 3 connection limit. Lack of a nickserv is pretty stupid too. I'd rather be on a server that actually lets you register your nick than one that doesn't anyway.

    My vote's for Esper.

    freenode has these features and much more as I've laid out in my post.

  3. Vimk, Xerol and I and a few others put together a list of issues with ETG and reasons why freenode is preferable to any alternatives.

    Problems with ETG

    • Connection limit of 3, combined with connectivity issues and massively delayed ping timeouts (10-15 minutes).
    • Inconsistent administrative support
    • Frequent netsplits
    • Lack of NickServ
    • Limited ChanServ usage. Operators cannot manipulate auto ops or voices easily.
    • Ridiculous blacklists of IP ranges
    • Blocks most mobile connections, Mibbit
    • Lack of spam detection/blocking
    • G-lines run off an automated 3-strikes rule system which yields frequent false positives

    Why freenode Is the Best Choice

    • Quite possibly the most stable server available. Handles 65k people daily. Netsplits are scarce (once or twice a year). Has servers worldwide. Ping timeout rate significantly lower (about 4 minutes).
    • Many people already use freenode
    • Availability of NickServ
    • Saner ChanServ allowing more freedom of control for operators/channel owners over their own channel. Contains many helpful features absent such as the option for
    • Channel can be set so that ops are only opped when needed. This will prevent users from doing things against the rules only when ops are not around. Also, this should significantly reduce spontaneous kicks and/or bans. This should also reduce tension caused by statuses that make one user seem more important than another.
    • Provides groups which are designed to be tied to community groups, such as "operator" or "remixer"; this allows as much information to be tied to a specific user as necessary through their hostmask. This can be useful in organizing the IRC community as well as for remix projects. More information can be read here: http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#groups

  4. I really must reiterate my freenode recommendation. The servers hardly ever go down and their ircd basically enables you to have as many connections as possible. Their custom version of services is very modern and very sane and I really much prefer it to other networks' services.

    At the very least, I urge you to consider the network atmosphere and services etc. before you make a move. Don't just rely on popular vote as most people seem to be echoing EsperNet just because it was proposed first and probably haven't really used a variety of networks.

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