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Google Herf tonight 9-24?

brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
Ok last night, for the first time on cigar.com (as far as i can tell) we got together to virtually herf via Google Hangouts. If you don't know what that is, do a google search.....or let me try to explain. it is a video chat that allows for multiple video connections. Basically it allows us to Herf, without all being together.

It took a little trial and error, but we finally got it working last night perfectly. So I am going to try and put together a "How to" post with directions including screenshots as best i can so that anyone with a Google+ account could create a Herf and post the link in this thread for everyone to Herf.

Here we go:

What do you need to make this work:

1. Internet Connected Device with a camera/mic. (this includes computers, phones, tablets...etc)
2. A Google+ account (if you have a gmail acount you have a google+ account)
3. Preferably a set of headphones. (i'll explain later)
4. A shirt.....especially if you have hairy nipples (no one needed to see that Vision)

There are 2 ways to get into a Google Hangout (remember, you must have the above prerequisites to get into a herf):

1. Click on the latest link that is posted on this topic
2. Create one on your own

When you click on any of the active Herf links for the first time, it will download a few plugins and you will need to accept those installs and allow them to have access to your microphone and camera when they ask. Other than that, it is pretty simple. Remember, you must also have a Google Account.

If you want to create your own Google Hangout you can pretty easily. Here are the steps from a PC with Chrome. I am sure they will be similar from any other computer. I will try and put together the directions for an ipad and add them at a later date.

1. Open up your browser and go to Google.

2. Click on your name with the plus sign in the upper left hand corner (if it is not there, login to google)

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3. Click on the hangout button (if you have never done this before your computer will need to download the hangouts software at this time)

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4. A new window will open up and ask you who you want to invite to your hangout

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5. Click where it says "add names, circles, or email addresses" and type in any name, circle, or email address.......for example i just choose my personal email account

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6. Click SHare

7. Your window will now look like the picture below, except your webcam image will be showing at the bottom

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8. Copy the link in the address bar at the top and paste it into this thread or wherever you want and when they click on the link they will join your virtual Herf.

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If I am leaving anything out of these directions please feel free to write up extra steps and either PM me or post them in this thread and i will edit them into the above directions

Feel free to bump this thread and use this as an all encompassing Virtual Herf thread and post your links in here.
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    BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    Never really used google plus, but I have an account now. Fallow me, Tyler Anders
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    SleevePlzSleevePlz Posts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for posting this Brian. We did this a few times with Trident, Jiunn, RCY, and a few others in the past. It's a really cool way to hang out with the forum guys across the country/world.
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    SleevePlz:
    Thanks for posting this Brian. We did this a few times with Trident, Jiunn, RCY, and a few others in the past. It's a really cool way to hang out with the forum guys across the country/world.
    sounds good.....it is a cool way to hangout. I think there are other ways to do this including tinychat, but this is one i use often for work. If anyone is interested....I'll be smoking tonight: Link for hangout 7-21-13
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    brianetz1:
    SleevePlz:
    Thanks for posting this Brian. We did this a few times with Trident, Jiunn, RCY, and a few others in the past. It's a really cool way to hang out with the forum guys across the country/world.
    sounds good.....it is a cool way to hangout. I think there are other ways to do this including tinychat, but this is one i use often for work. If anyone is interested....I'll be smoking tonight: Link for hangout 7-21-13
    Thanks to Jiunn for joining me tonight. He made a suggestion to setup a night to do a virtual Herf and try to get as many guys on there to meet up. I'll work on that and see what we can figure out.
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    jliujliu Posts: 7,735 ✭✭✭✭
    brianetz1:
    brianetz1:
    SleevePlz:
    Thanks for posting this Brian. We did this a few times with Trident, Jiunn, RCY, and a few others in the past. It's a really cool way to hang out with the forum guys across the country/world.
    sounds good.....it is a cool way to hangout. I think there are other ways to do this including tinychat, but this is one i use often for work. If anyone is interested....I'll be smoking tonight: Link for hangout 7-21-13
    Thanks to Jiunn for joining me tonight. He made a suggestion to setup a night to do a virtual Herf and try to get as many guys on there to meet up. I'll work on that and see what we can figure out.
    Good times Brian. Looking forward to future vherfs for sure. Go MU (*** KU)
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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great post. Thanks for making it easier for all of us. This sounds fun.
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shirts are optional.... Just saying
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tonight?? Anyone??
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    Vision:
    Tonight?? Anyone??
    i should be around.
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    JHeweyJHewey Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭
    brianetz1:
    Vision:
    Tonight?? Anyone??
    i should be around.
    Time?
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    The_buffalonianThe_buffalonian Posts: 987 ✭✭✭
    im down
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    The_buffalonianThe_buffalonian Posts: 987 ✭✭✭
    is this still happening?
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    I'll be ready in about 25 minutes......start up the hangout and put the link in the thread.....build it and they will come.
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    9ish for me
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
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    SleevePlzSleevePlz Posts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Wish I would have seen this. My BIL and I were out on the deck smoking tonight. I smoked a friggin DE Egg!!!!
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    SleevePlz:
    Wish I would have seen this. My BIL and I were out on the deck smoking tonight. I smoked a friggin DE Egg!!!!
    that is funny as hell.....we were talking about the egg and how it stays lit
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And I had a shirt on too!
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    deejmemixxdeejmemixx Posts: 3,084 ✭✭
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    deejmemixxdeejmemixx Posts: 3,084 ✭✭
    https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/dacb0c91a001054dbe0bd4863c669cc9d2eb70a3?hl=en dying some discs and smoking a cigar...if ya bored come on by
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    I might in 15 minutes or so
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    deejmemixxdeejmemixx Posts: 3,084 ✭✭
    the shizz has arrived
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone on?
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    I'm smokin, but listening to a podcast so I'm stayin offline tonight
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tonight?
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ???????
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No Bueno Vista Social Herf Club
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is happening tonight!

    I hope.....
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