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How to IRC

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:17 am

IRC is such an old technology that people have forgotten how to use it.  Here is how to do it:

*important: read through the instructions at least one time before you try anything*

1. Google IRC Study what you see. A good beginners guide can be found here: http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html

2. Download IRC client or use a plugin for your browser. I use chatzilla for firefox.  Some folks use mcintosh computers so I would say to them there is a rather nice irc client out there called ircle(the homepage is: http://www.ircle.com/) it can be found at the cnet download site:
http://download.cnet.com/Ircle-X/3000-2150_4-6512.html

3. Get onto freenode. If you're using chatzilla click on the blue hypertext link that says freenode in the chat window, or you could also type in the command line: /server irc.freenode.net for very simple irc clients.  If you don't want to download anything you can chat using the following webaddress: https://webchat.freenode.net/

4. Establish a nickname (if you register a nickname I can make you a moderator in shaumbra).  You can establish a nickname by typing "/NICK <YourNickname>" in the command line

5. type /join #shaumbra (or any other channel you might want)




This is how you register your nickname:

1. Pick a nickname, and connect. Make sure you have a nickname that you can remember the next time you log in. If you want to change it after you have connected already, type /nick YourNewNickname
2. Type /msg nickserv register YourPassword you@example.com into the text box of the chat — including the slash at the beginning, and replace the password and email address with something you select.
3. Type /msg nickserv register YourNickName YourPassword

Every time you log in (after your initial registration) with your nickname later, you will have to issue the command: /msg nickserv identify YourPassword

or

if you don't log in with your nickname you can do it this way from any command line: /msg nickserv register YourNickName YourPassword



If you have any problems at all there are a bunch of volunteer tech geeks in a channel called freenode on the server freenode.  

To ask for help at any time you can type /join #freenode

If I'm online you can type /msg bootsw halp!!!

Have Fun chatting on IRC folks!!

Boots


Last edited by Admin on Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:34 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain)

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