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    1. [IRC-RW] This list is going away
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. In fact all Roosweb lists are being inactivated and archived. I am shocked about this. We've been sharing information and helping one another on the lists for many years. Thank you subscribers and contributors over these 20+ years. Some of these tech lists never took off and I presume will not be missed. Here is the text of the announcement to all of us listowners: Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After > that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on > RootsWeb. > As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a > great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message > boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this > community. > Sincerely, > The RootsWeb team I'm sure we'll meet elsewhere as we continue to do our genealogy. I'm on Twitter (@valoriez), IRC, Facebook, etc. Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

    01/09/2020 08:48:11
    1. [IRC-RW] Hi folks, if you need help with the list....
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Rootsweb has a nice help page now: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp Hope this helps, Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez

    04/06/2018 11:48:08
    1. [IRC-RW] Rootsweb lists are alive again!
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Hello everybody, After some months, RootsWeb mailing lists are up and running on updated software. A few things are changed, some for the better. One of the items currently being addressed is why messages from subscribers are not always going directly to the list. Sometimes these posts are being held for administrative action. This could be because the poster - although subscribed to the list - may not be registered with RootsWeb. So my advice is to register with RootsWeb. It takes only a few moments and might fix the posting issues. Instructions: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/setupmail If you had an account set up before, you can use the same email and username, but you *must* choose a new password. If you are an Ancestry member, please do not use the same password as you use there. One of the great things about registering is that you will be able to control many things about your list mail from Rootsweb without contacting the listowner. All the best, Valorie list admin -- http://about.me/valoriez

    03/26/2018 09:53:52
    1. Re: [IRC-RW] Auto-op with Trillian 3.1 Pro
    2. David E. Cann
    3. I know I am responding to my post here, but if anyone is interested in the answer I have just learned on the Trillian forums that the individual auto-op feature was lost as the result of an upgrade not long ago. The current version is 3.1, and when a "plug in" was added to 3.0 the "improvement(?)" wiped out the auto-op capability and there apparently is no current plan to restore it. Wish I had known that before I stayed up until nearly 2:00 AM this morning trying to figure out why I could not auto-op any more. :-( David [email protected] [email protected] (alternate) -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of David E. Cann Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 10:17 AM To: IRC Discussion List Posting Subject: [IRC-RW] Auto-op with Trillian 3.1 Pro If there are any Trillian users out there, can someone tell me how to set the option to auto-op folks using Trillian 3.1 Pro? I have wrestled with this off and on for months, and if there is any way of doing it I can not found it. I am sure it is just something I am overlooking, but whatever it is I cannot for the life of me find it. David [email protected] [email protected] (alternate)

    05/25/2007 12:03:22
    1. [IRC-RW] Auto-op with Trillian 3.1 Pro
    2. David E. Cann
    3. If there are any Trillian users out there, can someone tell me how to set the option to auto-op folks using Trillian 3.1 Pro? I have wrestled with this off and on for months, and if there is any way of doing it I can not found it. I am sure it is just something I am overlooking, but whatever it is I cannot for the life of me find it. David [email protected] [email protected] (alternate)

    05/25/2007 04:16:42
    1. Re: [IRC-RW] mIRC security risk and adding custom Popups
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Monday 04 September 2006 6:02 pm, [email protected] wrote: > When I signed onto IRC the other day, my AOL spyware program popped up a > box telling me it had found a threat--called mIRC32 WAR which it told me > was a security threat. It suggested I let it be blocked -- so I did. > Just wanted to alert everyone that there is a danger of infection in IRC > and no warning that you could become infected--no DCC or anything that > would alert you to the infection so it is always good to frequently scan > with your AV and spyware programs. > > After I blocked the mIRC32 WAR script mIRC itself was gone--totally > blocked from my access. So I downloaded a new copy -- the latest version > 6.2 which is supposed to offer greater security (so not a bad idea to > upgrade) and then set about trying to get all my custom scripts working > again. Most of them were in the familiar logical locations but when I got > to trying to replace my custom "slaps" I couldn't find where to place them. > > Valorie suggested I look back at the past discussion of this topic in this > list's archives: > > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRC-RW/2003-06/1055564287 > > But what I was reading didn't seem to be working for me--I went to the > Popups window under /a in the toolbar on IRC but I was supposed to be > seeing the default slap at the bottom of the page where I could then add my > custom slaps below it, and I wasn't. It took me a while to find the answer > to my problem -- but just so it won't happen to others...the default > window you are viewing under the popups menu is the STATUS window. You > need to click on VIEW (in the menu bar) and select NICK and then you will > see the default slap at the bottom and can add your custom slaps below it. Thank you for updating us, Joan! I no longer use mIRC, and in fact, no longer use Windows. I try to stay up-to-date with Win security issues, but it is more difficult when it isn't immediate or personal. :-) This list hasn't been getting much use lately. There have been quite a few new Rootsweb IRC users, and I hope they (and all of us "old hands" too) will continue to make this list a resource. Valorie

    09/04/2006 07:10:36
    1. [IRC-RW] mIRC security risk and adding custom Popups
    2. When I signed onto IRC the other day, my AOL spyware program popped up a box telling me it had found a threat--called mIRC32 WAR which it told me was a security threat. It suggested I let it be blocked -- so I did. Just wanted to alert everyone that there is a danger of infection in IRC and no warning that you could become infected--no DCC or anything that would alert you to the infection so it is always good to frequently scan with your AV and spyware programs. After I blocked the mIRC32 WAR script mIRC itself was gone--totally blocked from my access. So I downloaded a new copy -- the latest version 6.2 which is supposed to offer greater security (so not a bad idea to upgrade) and then set about trying to get all my custom scripts working again. Most of them were in the familiar logical locations but when I got to trying to replace my custom "slaps" I couldn't find where to place them. Valorie suggested I look back at the past discussion of this topic in this list's archives: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRC-RW/2003-06/1055564287 But what I was reading didn't seem to be working for me--I went to the Popups window under /a in the toolbar on IRC but I was supposed to be seeing the default slap at the bottom of the page where I could then add my custom slaps below it, and I wasn't. It took me a while to find the answer to my problem -- but just so it won't happen to others...the default window you are viewing under the popups menu is the STATUS window. You need to click on VIEW (in the menu bar) and select NICK and then you will see the default slap at the bottom and can add your custom slaps below it. Joan

    09/04/2006 03:02:19
    1. [IRC-RW] Safe on the other side, & Special note to Digest subscribers
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Hi all, it seems that our list has been migrated to the new system, and all is well. Please report any problems privately, to the -admin address ([email protected], no -L, no -D). And speaking of no -L, no -D: if you have not yet added our listname without the -L to your addressbook, do so now while you are thinking of it. Don't remove the old one yet, since some people will still use the old address, and that will work for awhile. *** If you are an AOL subscriber, it is *crucial* that you put the new list address in your addressbook. *** Now, Digests -- you can no longer subscribe to both the list posts and the digests with the same email address. If you formerly were, you have lost one or the other at this point. Because of the way that the new list software handles the lists, you will have to sub to the other mode with an alternate address. If you need a free gmail account, write to me at valorie dot zimmerman at gmail dot com and I will send you an invitation. Hotmail and Yahoo will also work. If you are subbed one way and prefer the other, drop me a note at the -admin address and I'll change you over. Soon you will be able to do this for yourself, plus various other stuff, which is very exciting! Finally, if you like the way the digests now arrive, great! If you would prefer MIME digests, which are easier for some OE users, please drop a note to the -admin address and I will change you over to MIME digests. It takes just a sec, so don't hesitate to ask. Valorie

    08/29/2006 09:02:01
    1. Re: [IRC] Continuing IRC problem
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Thursday 01 September 2005 10:26 am, David E. Cann wrote: > I am extremely new at using IRC, but I did manage to install and > successfully connect last Saturday, and I was proud of myself for having > done that on the first try. <snip> I'm proud of you too, David. I hope you won't give up. > There are at least three others having similar troubles that I know of, all > trying to connect to the same RW server, so it is not just me, my service > provider, or computer, because the only "common denominator" is the same > RootsWeb server we all try to connect to. I have a friend who has been > very helpful to me through all of this, she is the one to suggest IRC to me > in the first place, but even she is running out of ideas and suggestions. I hope they will not give up, either. There may be others trying to connect also -- your efforts will help them all. > I am now asking her in desperation. I sat down last night with every > intention of removing IRC and forgetting the whole notion of it, despite > the fact I think I can benefit from it and make a contribution myself. > However, my whole intention as an active List/Board Admin for RootsWeb was > to use their server, but that is impossible when that same server is the > only one that I cannot access for some reason, and I only keep "timing out" > every time I try to do so. Starting last Sunday, I can still log onto any > other server but that one. > > If anyone out there has any suggestions at this point, I welcome hearing > from you. I hope you have read pig's response and done the traceroutes. It would be great if all of those having difficulties would do the same thing. This is the technical data needed, and it is NOT difficult to do. I urge you to follow the steps given by pig and submit those traceroutes to the Helpdesk. They can't keep responding when there is nothing new to say. Valorie

    09/01/2005 08:25:45
    1. Re: [IRC] Continuing IRC problem
    2. Listpig
    3. Just because the problem isn't fixed instantaneously doesn't mean it isn't being looked at.... I asked you a question somewhere in all this about your connection: are you using Verizon DSL or cable? Never saw an answer to that one... Tech says to try this: (applies to anyone who can't get in, please) Get to a shell prompt (meaning MS-DOS window for the pre-XP win users; CMD (I'm told) for XP or a terminal window in a Mac) Type telnet irc.rootsweb.com 6667 Also, comparing a traceroute to irc.rootsweb.com to a traceroute to www.rootsweb.com Let us know what you see. --pig On 9/1/05 12:26, "David E. Cann" <[email protected]> wrote: > I am extremely new at using IRC, but I did manage to install and successfully > connect last Saturday, and I was proud of myself for having done that on the > first try. My happiness was short-lived, however, because on Sunday I > suddenly could not connect to irc.rootsweb.com server any more despite the > fact I could (and still can!) connect to anyone else. I have been going > around and around with the RW Help Desk, who last I heard from them would only > tell me that there is no block on me, but nothing else. They now will not > respond to me when I ask for a response or help, so I don't know where to go. > > There are at least three others having similar troubles that I know of, all > trying to connect to the same RW server, so it is not just me, my service > provider, or computer, because the only "common denominator" is the same > RootsWeb server we all try to connect to. I have a friend who has been very > helpful to me through all of this, she is the one to suggest IRC to me in the > first place, but even she is running out of ideas and suggestions. > > I am now asking her in desperation. I sat down last night with every > intention of removing IRC and forgetting the whole notion of it, despite the > fact I think I can benefit from it and make a contribution myself. However, > my whole intention as an active List/Board Admin for RootsWeb was to use their > server, but that is impossible when that same server is the only one that I > cannot access for some reason, and I only keep "timing out" every time I try > to do so. Starting last Sunday, I can still log onto any other server but > that one. > > If anyone out there has any suggestions at this point, I welcome hearing from > you. > > David > > > David E. Cann > [email protected] > AOL IM: Grandpa Cann > > > ==== IRC-RW Mailing List ==== > BROWSE (threaded) Archive: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/IRC-RW > > SEARCH: http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/?list=IRC-RW > > Because messages are archived, please send personal messages, (thank > yous, etc.) to the person you are addressing, rather than to the List. > > ============================== > Search the US Census Collection. Over 140 million records added in the > last 12 months. Largest online collection in the world. Learn more: > http://www.ancestry.com/s13965/rd.ashx >

    09/01/2005 07:29:09
    1. Continuing IRC problem
    2. David E. Cann
    3. I am extremely new at using IRC, but I did manage to install and successfully connect last Saturday, and I was proud of myself for having done that on the first try. My happiness was short-lived, however, because on Sunday I suddenly could not connect to irc.rootsweb.com server any more despite the fact I could (and still can!) connect to anyone else. I have been going around and around with the RW Help Desk, who last I heard from them would only tell me that there is no block on me, but nothing else. They now will not respond to me when I ask for a response or help, so I don't know where to go. There are at least three others having similar troubles that I know of, all trying to connect to the same RW server, so it is not just me, my service provider, or computer, because the only "common denominator" is the same RootsWeb server we all try to connect to. I have a friend who has been very helpful to me through all of this, she is the one to suggest IRC to me in the first place, but even she is running out of ideas and suggestions. I am now asking her in desperation. I sat down last night with every intention of removing IRC and forgetting the whole notion of it, despite the fact I think I can benefit from it and make a contribution myself. However, my whole intention as an active List/Board Admin for RootsWeb was to use their server, but that is impossible when that same server is the only one that I cannot access for some reason, and I only keep "timing out" every time I try to do so. Starting last Sunday, I can still log onto any other server but that one. If anyone out there has any suggestions at this point, I welcome hearing from you. David David E. Cann [email protected] AOL IM: Grandpa Cann

    09/01/2005 07:26:13
    1. Re: IRC-RW-D Digest V05 #7
    2. You know I haven't really taken the time to read all the instructions as my pc was down for two weeks. Also I am trying to organize 9 years of Genealogy research. Thanks for the input. Mary Alice

    08/31/2005 06:29:03
    1. Re: [IRC] RE: Grandmother Half- Native!
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Monday 29 August 2005 9:53 am, [email protected] wrote: > Gretings this morning: I live here in Sunny Southern California and I am so > worried about the beautiful New Orleans and the people's losses. This has > nothing to do with my query this morning but thoughts and or prayers > sometimes helps. Hi, Mary Alice. Yes, we are all thinking of those in harm's way. In fact, a couple of people in IRC right now are going through the storm. <snip query> This list is not a genealogy list; rather it is about how to use IRC to assist in doing genealogy research. Are you interested in starting up a chat? We can help you with that. Right now I do know of some people in IRC who could help you with the Canadian part of your research. Have you logged in lately? Valorie

    08/29/2005 08:17:15
    1. RE: Grandmother Half- Native!
    2. Gretings this morning: I live here in Sunny Southern California and I am so worried about the beautiful New Orleans and the people's losses. This has nothing to do with my query this morning but thoughts and or prayers sometimes helps. I am starting to do my work regarding my Paternal Grandmothers Blood Father. You see she was born in Wiarton,Ontario,Canada in the year of 1881,August 19. her name given to her by her Mothers husband. Her Mother had a rendezvous with a Native American (or Canadian) he was the Father of my Grandmother. I am trying to track down a good way to begin this research. I understand from various pieces if information both word of mouth and on paper. The Tribes are suspected to be either Iroquois, or Mohawk. I would appreciate any help with finding out the best sources to begin with?(Alice Minerva MUIR/CRUMP) Thanks in advance. Mary Alice CRUMP/MUIR/MALET/MALLET/BAILEY/Christiansen [email protected]_ (mailto:[email protected])

    08/29/2005 06:53:17
    1. Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. kaye vernon
    3. Yes let the teething problems sort themselves out first, not worth the worry. Kaye www.bananatv.com/familytreechecklist.htm

    08/29/2005 02:17:33
    1. Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. kaye vernon
    3. Maybe you should leave it for another day, to save any stress for yourself. Not worth having a heart attack over. Hopefully it will be ok by then. Just a suggestion. Kaye www.bananatv.com/familytreechecklist.htm

    08/29/2005 02:03:26
    1. RE: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. David E. Cann
    3. Kaye, I think I've already decided that. :~) I think a friend is trying to do something for me out there, so I am responding to her e-mails, but at this point if it were up to me I would forget the whole thing and stick to e-mail and IM. At least I can make them work! :~) David E. Cann [email protected] AOL IM: Grandpa Cann -----Original Message----- From: kaye vernon [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:03 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance Maybe you should leave it for another day, to save any stress for yourself. Not worth having a heart attack over. Hopefully it will be ok by then. Just a suggestion. Kaye

    08/28/2005 12:08:18
    1. RE: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. David E. Cann
    3. As of a few minutes ago, I still cannot get onto the RW server, even though I successfully did it yesterday. I seem to be able to access others, though, so I don't know what the heck is going on, but I am beginning to wonder if IRC is really worth the frunstration. . . :~( I think someone else is working to resolve it in the background, though, but I'm not sure at this point where I stand. David E. Cann [email protected] AOL IM: Grandpa Cann -----Original Message----- From: Valorie Zimmerman [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:54 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance There were a bunch of hacker types trying to get in yesterday. It is possible that you have been "k-lined" because of that. Please try again in a few days, and write again to the list if you still cannot get in. We can work with the IRC Admins on this, if that is the problem. Valorie <snip>

    08/28/2005 12:00:06
    1. Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Is IRC worth the trouble? In my opinion, YES. I started using IRC when I was asked to be on the Rootsweb HelpDesk, and have been there ever since. It's like the watercooler at work -- sometimes all business, sometimes idle chit-chat, sometimes deep personal stuff. You can develop real friendships in IRC, if you stick around. My IRC buddies helped me so much after the death of my mother, and then my cousin. I do have a chat program installed too, but rarely use it. IRC is the best! Don't give up; we will get the problem solved. Valorie On Sunday 28 August 2005 3:00 pm, David E. Cann wrote: > As of a few minutes ago, I still cannot get onto the RW server, even though > I successfully did it yesterday. I seem to be able to access others, > though, so I don't know what the heck is going on, but I am beginning to > wonder if IRC is really worth the frunstration. . . :~( I think someone > else is working to resolve it in the background, though, but I'm not sure > at this point where I stand. > > > David E. Cann > [email protected] > AOL IM: Grandpa Cann > > -----Original Message----- > From: Valorie Zimmerman [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:54 PM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance > > There were a bunch of hacker types trying to get in yesterday. It is > possible that you have been "k-lined" because of that. Please try again in > a few days, and write again to the list if you still cannot get in. We can > work with the IRC Admins on this, if that is the problem.

    08/28/2005 09:22:51
    1. Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. There were a bunch of hacker types trying to get in yesterday. It is possible that you have been "k-lined" because of that. Please try again in a few days, and write again to the list if you still cannot get in. We can work with the IRC Admins on this, if that is the problem. Valorie On Sunday 28 August 2005 10:07 am, David E. Cann wrote: > Valorie, > > I thank you for the response, but today I cannot even get to RW on IRC > after making it successfully yesterday on the first try after setup. I was > kinda proud of myself for doing it on the first try, but it was > short-lived! :~) I have tried and tried this morning, but I keep getting a > notice that it has timed out, and yet it is still set for the same settings > as yesterday. I even tried deleting them and reentering the settings > (port, server, etc.) but nothing works. > > I will come back some other time when I am not so frustrated, but in the > meantime I'll stick to e-mail and IM. At least they are not so > frustrating! > > :~( > > David E. Cann > [email protected] > AOL IM: Grandpa Cann > > -----Original Message----- > From: Valorie Zimmerman [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:42 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [IRC] New subscriber asking for guidance > > On Saturday 27 August 2005 1:10 pm, David E. Cann wrote: > > I have just subscribed to this list today, and am seeking some > > guidance for a "from the beginning approach" to setting up and > > starting to use IRC. If anyone out there is willing to offer any > > suggestions to an organized approach to learning and starting to use IRC > > I > > welcome any suggestions. > > > I do have a rather basic knowledge of computers, have no IRC software > > installed yet, but do want to learn. If it makes a difference with > > anything, I run on Windows XP Professional here at home. > > David, how nice to see you on the list. Sorry I missed you in IRC today! We > were outside eating, since it was such a lovely evening. I have a page for > IRC beginners you may be interested in looking at: > > http://freepages.computers.rootsweb.com/~valorie/IRC-Beginners.htm > > If there is anything that is unclear, or any questions I didn't answer, > please feel free to ask here. Also, this hasn't been an active list lately. > I guess all the questions get answered in IRC! But some of us posted hints > at the beginning of the list, so browsing through the list archives might > be useful: > > http://archiver.rootsweb.com

    08/28/2005 08:54:06