Boxxy Sphere Community chatrooms

If you want to get to know members of the community, the “sphere” or “Boxxysphere” / “Boxxosphere” as it were, there are several good ways.

On this particular blog post, I’ll focus on the chatrooms.

  1. IRC.  Old one registered June 30, 2012. New one launched Feb 24, 2013 run by KernelPone, myself, CommVenus, and Marklar.  At almost all times I am present in the IRC channel in some form or other.
  2. Visit the tinychat room boxxytruth.  It is a room where a lot of people from the dark side of the sphere hang out.  It is actually a lot nicer there than uni is, maybe because of the non-anonymity?
  3. The alternate tinychat room boxxyunion.  These rooms often have “directory” turned on so on occasion there are a lot of tinychat users in the room that don’t know who Boxxy is and/or get spam from people using tinychat spam bots.
  4. There is the official tinychat room of the forum.  It’s name is not published in the tinychat directory and has strict rules.  If you want to join, you have to be signed in using a tinychat account and you need to be well enough known on the forum or IRC for the moderators to recognize you otherwise you may be banned as soon as you enter.

What is Tinychat you ask?  It is a website that lets you get in chatrooms where up to 12 users at a time can get on camera & microphone, or just text chat like most do.  You don’t have to create an account, just pick a name when you join.  (except in certain rooms where they ban you for not being signed in)

What is IRC and how do I use it?  IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. (Wikipedia) It is a technology that has been in use on the internet years before the first web browser was invented.  Anyway if you have an IRC client program such as Hexchat already installed, you can follow this link to get to the Boxxy IRC channel: irc://irc.catiechat.net/boxxy or manually enter IRC server: irc.catiechat.net, ports: 6667 then join the channel: #boxxy or you can do it the easy way, by going straight there right in your web browser and picking a nickname: https://chat.catiechat.net or as a backup: http://mibbit.com/?server=irc.catiechat.net&channel=%23Boxxy  Registering is optional.
All the information about this new IRC network is at www.catiechat.net.  Also a page here about it www.boxxy.info/irc

Come, stop by to say hi to other Boxxy fans in any of these chat rooms.

How to join the Boxxysphere

Being anon is perfectly fine.  Just do that if you want.  But you may desire to make a name for yourself in the Boxxysphere.  Here are some things you can do:

  • Get a youtube account and use it to subscribe to Catie’s 2 main channels: anewhopeee and boxxybabee. Set it up to email you when there is a new video out.
  • Join the forum at http://forum.catiewayne.com.  That was the first thing I did after creating this site.  Pick a username that won’t tell people your real life identity which you can use on all the Boxxy related sites.
  • Start posting on the forum.
  • Lurk http://chan.catiewayne.com for a while, learn what not to do by watching others get banned.
  • You can post to the chan anonymously but that will not get you known. (Personally, I post there anonymously more often than I identify myself using my tripcode.)
  • Make up a tripcode based on your forum username.  That is a username then a # sign then a password.  Use the same name as on the forum so people recognize your name.  The # becomes a ! and the password scrambles.  “me#password” will become “me!8wUTr7ecJ2” Post using that tripcode.  Use 2 # symbols to make it more secure.
  • Get a Twitter account. Add @CatieWayne and other sphere members.  For the most part, if my twitter account doubledaveee is following them, they are part of the sphere.
  • On Fridays Catie uploads new videos to youtube and alternates every other Friday between posting to the chan and the forum.  The combination of participating there, on twitter, and IRC are among the best ways to become known.
  • Same with other social media sites like facebook and Google Plus.  Add sphere friends.
  • Don’t use accounts that some sphere members can use to contact people you know in real life.  Why?  Read about the hacking then doxxing and stalking that happened to Catie in 2009 and you will see why it isn’t a good idea to let your internet friends know your real identity.  Although this isn’t nearly as important anymore.  It is up to you how secure you wish to be.
  • Get in the Boxxy related Tinychat rooms and IRC channel.
  • Make some type of fan art to get attention for yourself.  When Catie comes back around (Every Friday, alternating between using the forum and chan to interact with fans, plus on Twitter), maybe she will have heard of you by then or others can vouch for you.
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  • PROFIT!