no it doesn\'t answer my question, but yes..getting a bot is a good idea.
before Friday we will need to know which network. Undernet, EFNet, DALnet, etc.. There are dozens of them....and some people just run their own IRC server altogether and don\'t even use the general network..which is a much better way to avoid takeovers... Further, you can make the channel password protected and at that point...only people from this forum would know how to get in to it...
Don\'t ask me HOW to configure all that stuff, because I don\'t really know. I could probably find out, but not in time for tomorrow..
What I would suggest for tomorrow is just pick any common network, like Undernet or EFnet...and we\'ll use it for tomorrow with no bot or anything. It should not be a problem. All you have to do is connect to a server of the network (for example EFNET), connect to one of the EFNet servers with Mirc and then in the little box where you can type text enter the following command:
/join #gpo (or whatever channel name you want)
At that point the channel will be open with only one person (you). Than as other people join the same named channel we\'ll all be together. Pretty easy. If this turns out to be interesting and popular, we can take steps later to protect the channel..
Needless to say, tomorrow\'s chat session will never happen unless you let us know which network to join on tomorrow..