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'''#S2Beta''' is the official IRC channel for [[The Sonic 2 Beta Page]] (formerly Simon Wai's Sonic 2 Beta). Its current location is on [irc://irc.s2beta.org/ irc.s2beta.com]. The original AfterNET #sws2b was registered in mid-2005.
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'''#retro''' is the official IRC channel for [[Sonic Retro]] (formerly Sonic 2 Beta and Simon Wai's Sonic 2 Beta). Its current location is on [irc://irc.badnick.net/ irc.badnik.net]. The original AfterNET #sws2b was registered in mid-2005.
  
At first, S2B's Tech Members were automatically given op status within the channel, a power structure which often resulted in more ops than 'ordinary' members. It also rendered op powers essentially meaningless, since a majority of the regular users have them. This structure was abandoned in 2006, and the channel currently has five or six ops.
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At first, the forum's Tech Members were automatically given op status within the channel, a power structure which often resulted in more ops than 'ordinary' members. It also rendered op powers essentially meaningless, since a majority of the regular users have them. This structure was abandoned in 2006, and the channel currently has four or five ops and a couple of half-ops. Currently, Tech Members and Oldbies are given voice.
  
<nowiki>#</nowiki>S2Beta has a far more informal nature than the S2B forums, almost to the point of having a completly different personality -  frequent meme usage, CAPS ABUSE, non-sequitor conversations and monolouges, and so on. Most prominently, those banned or [[Pending Approval|PAed]] on the forums (for example [[Wetflame]]) can join the chat freely.
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<nowiki>#</nowiki>retro has a far more informal nature than the S2B forums, almost to the point of having a completly different personality -  frequent meme usage, CAPS ABUSE, non-sequitor conversations, and so on. Most prominently, those banned or [[Pending Approval|PAed]] on the forums can join the chat freely.
  
 
==Server History==
 
==Server History==
The channel was originally registered to [[voice]] on [http://www.afternet.org the AfterNET IRC Network] in early May 2005. It was actually an offshoot of #randomsonicnet on the same network, and the first regular users were regulars in #rsn; however, #sws2b quickly grew much larger than the (still-inactive) #rsn. AfterNET's open-proxy blacklist scans caused too much trouble for the channel, and in April 2006, voice decided to move it to CulTNET, the server for [[Sonic CulT]]. [[Sazpaimon]] set up a special sub-server for SWS2B that lacked fsay capabilities.
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The channel was originally registered to [[voice]] on [http://www.afternet.org the AfterNET IRC Network] in early May 2005. It was actually an offshoot of #randomsonicnet on the same network, and the first regular users were regulars in #rsn; however, #sws2b quickly grew much larger than the (still-inactive) #rsn. AfterNET's open-proxy blacklist scans caused too much trouble for the channel, and in April 2006, voice decided to move it to CulTNET, the server for [[Sonic CulT]]. [[Sazpaimon]] set up a special sub-server for #sws2b that lacked fsay capabilities.
  
 
On June 12, 2006, the channel moved to [irc://tetraq.2y.net/ the Tetraq IRC server].
 
On June 12, 2006, the channel moved to [irc://tetraq.2y.net/ the Tetraq IRC server].
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [irc://irc.badnik.net/retro The channel itself]
 
* [irc://irc.badnik.net/retro The channel itself]
* [http://quotes.randomsonicnet.org Quote database chiefly culled from #s2beta]
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* [http://quotes.randomsonicnet.org Quote database chiefly culled from #s2beta, now largely abandoned by #retro]
  
 
[[Category:IRC]]
 
[[Category:IRC]]
 
[[Category:Sonic Retro Community]]
 
[[Category:Sonic Retro Community]]

Revision as of 22:41, 18 March 2008

#retro is the official IRC channel for Sonic Retro (formerly Sonic 2 Beta and Simon Wai's Sonic 2 Beta). Its current location is on irc.badnik.net. The original AfterNET #sws2b was registered in mid-2005.

At first, the forum's Tech Members were automatically given op status within the channel, a power structure which often resulted in more ops than 'ordinary' members. It also rendered op powers essentially meaningless, since a majority of the regular users have them. This structure was abandoned in 2006, and the channel currently has four or five ops and a couple of half-ops. Currently, Tech Members and Oldbies are given voice.

#retro has a far more informal nature than the S2B forums, almost to the point of having a completly different personality - frequent meme usage, CAPS ABUSE, non-sequitor conversations, and so on. Most prominently, those banned or PAed on the forums can join the chat freely.

Server History

The channel was originally registered to voice on the AfterNET IRC Network in early May 2005. It was actually an offshoot of #randomsonicnet on the same network, and the first regular users were regulars in #rsn; however, #sws2b quickly grew much larger than the (still-inactive) #rsn. AfterNET's open-proxy blacklist scans caused too much trouble for the channel, and in April 2006, voice decided to move it to CulTNET, the server for Sonic CulT. Sazpaimon set up a special sub-server for #sws2b that lacked fsay capabilities.

On June 12, 2006, the channel moved to the Tetraq IRC server.

In September 2006, the channel was given official status and moved back to the Sonic CulT server.

December 2006 saw the channel move to its own server at s2beta.com in an apparent attempt to stop rampant IRCop abuse.

In September 2007 the channel was moved to #retro to reflect the forums' new name. It is on BadnikNET, a dedicated IRC network for #retro.

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