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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to DC Database:IRC article)

From DC Database

See, even Batman hangs out in the IRC.

The DC Database's IRC channel is the place to discuss various things related to DC Comics as well as a place where we can hold discussions on content and policy. It also acts as a general help forum. There are some rules however as to make sure we don't drown in chaos. It's basically our own personal chatroom moderated by our staff members. For those who aren't comfortable with our existing forums.

Also, don't leave just because nobody is in there. If everybody leaves when they see the channel is mostly empty, then there will never be people in the channel.

Contents

Rules

  1. Operators. DC Database's administrators are also the channel operators. They are the ones who enforce the rules if needed. Don't ask them for ops or voice…seriously. +V does not give you extra status.
  2. Keep it civil. Don't attack other users in our IRC channel; the No Personal Attack policy applies here too.
  3. No whining. Users who ask for something from another IRC user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining, which is grounds for sanctions. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
  4. No trolling, spamming and what not. Trolls, spammers idiots and other jerks are advised to take their elsewhere.
  5. Real-world politics and/or religion may only be discussed with unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
  6. IRC Bots. The only chatbots allowed in this channel are the ones owned by our administrators, and some regular and trusted users. Bringing in your own chatbot without clear permission from an operator will result in the chatbot being banned and since the chatbot shares the same IP as their owners... well, you figure it out.
  7. Language. In general, English is spoken in our IRC channel, keep other forms of communications like: L33t, TXT, Dutch and Binary within reason.
  8. Continuous disruption. Continuous disruption of the IRC channel, it's regulars and administrators has in the past and will in the future lead to blocks on the wiki.

How to join

For advanced users:

irc.freenode.net
#dccomics


irc://irc.freenode.net/dccomics

Wikia gateway

  1. First, Wikia CGI IRC It sucks, yes, but it'll do.
  2. Select a Nickname and put it into the box entitled "Nick". Preferably, this should be your username.
  3. Select #dcdatabase from the dropdown list.
  4. Login.

Mibbit

  1. http://mibbit.com - Visit. It. Now.
  2. Select "Freenode.net" as the server and #dccomics as the channel.
  3. Enter your nickname, which should preferably be your username.
  4. Select join.

Java

  1. http://java.freenode.net/
  2. Enter your username into the "nickname" box.
  3. Enter #dccomics as the channel.
  4. Select join.

Windows

  • mIRC is the classic Windows IRC client. The main drawbacks of mIRC are the fact that it's not free and that the configuration options are more extensive than a lot of users are used to. (Only partial UTF-8 support—see below)
  • Trillian handles IRC. It's a little complicated to set up, but if you don't want to use the very easy CGI:IRC linked by Angela, then Trillian is a handy program to have anyway for the other things it does. (No UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Miranda IM - a multi-client, like Trillian, but rather minimalist and open source. (UTF-8 support requires patching - see below)

Linux

  • Gaim is a multi-client that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu and several other Linux distributions.
  • Kopete is a multi-client, the KDE counterpart of Gaim.
  • Konversation is a KDE application with interface similar to X-Chat; it is an IRC-only client.
  • Irssi is an IRC client written in the C programming language.

Mac

  • Snak handles IRC rather nicely, and is one of the few Mac-only clients that still work flawlessly.

Crossplatform

  • Opera web browser has a built-in IRC client.
  • ChatZilla is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • JWChat - had some script errors in Firefox, but clicked "Stop script" and it worked fine after that.
  • X-Chat is perhaps the most well-known IRC client for Linux, included into nearly every distribution, which has recently grown in popularity on Windows as well. Note that the official Windows version (as opposed to Linux) is shareware, but unofficial free Windows builds are available, for example, here.

This article uses material from the "DC Database:IRC" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Dofus Wiki

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From Dofus

IRC

  1. Dofus IRC channel (unofficial dofus channel)
  2. IRC channel (for this dofus wikia)

This is a disambiguation page: a list of similarly named articles. If an internal link referred you to this page, please change the link to point directly to the intended article.



This article uses material from the "IRC" article on the Dofus Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Grand Theft Wiki:IRC article)

From Grand Theft Wiki

Our IRC channel is #gtawiki on irc.freenode.net - or you can join us on the web

Contents

See also Freenode help

Grand Theft Wiki's IRC channel is a public discussion channel for discussion about GTA and Grand Theft Wiki.

Logging On

Our channel is #gtawiki on irc.freenode.net

Using a Web Client

  • Go to http://irc.wikia.com
  • Enter a username
  • Select #GTAWiki from the list (about halfway down)
  • Hit "Login"

Using a Standalone Client

  • Install a client (e.g. mIRC)
  • Use irc.freenode.net as the server
  • Type /join #gtawiki to join our channel

Registering

Registering your nick will make you personally identifiable on the IRC server. Nobody has the right to any particular nick (username) unless they register it. You might not get the same nickname as you use on this wiki, and be aware that other people might not be who you think they are.

To register your nick, simply type the following directly into IRC. Change PASSWORD for a password of your choice.

  • /msg nickserv register PASSWORD

Add a valid email address to your primary nickserv entry so that you have a way to reset your password

  • /msg nickserv set hide email on
  • /msg nickserv set email EMAIL@ADDRESS

If you don't use your nick, someone can request that it be dropped so that they can use it. Likewise, if the nick you want is registered by someone else who doesn't use it, you can request for it to be dropped. Freenode consider IRC nicks expired after 60 days without use. Nicks which are at least two weeks old and which were last used less than two hours after their creation are also considered to be expired. Simply ask a Freenode staff member to do this for you.


Logging In:

The next time you come to use IRC, you need to login. First, connect using your nick. Then type the following command:

  • /msg nickserv identify PASSWORD

Operators

Some users can be made an operator (Op) on the IRC channel. This gives them the capability to change the topic title, silence, kick or ban unruly users.

Operators automatically have an @ in front of their name (like ChanServ always does). However, operators can add and remove their operator status, so they only have it when they need it. To find an operator (when they aren't showing their @ badge), type /msg chanserv access #gtawiki list

We pick our Ops strictly on the bases of merit and requirement. If we need a new op, we will look ourselves for users that are regularly on the channel, know how it works and are. Being staff on the wiki is not an automatic right to be an op, but usually this will be allowed.

Operator commands:

  • Activate an operator on one channel: /msg chanserv OP #gtawiki username
  • Deactivate an operator on one channel: /msg chanserv DEOP #gtawiki username
  • Show who has access (find an operator): /msg chanserv access #gtawiki list
  • Apply a mask (see masks below): /mode #gtawiki +maskletters username
    • Op: +o
    • Voice: +v
    • Quiet: +q
    • Ban: +b
  • Eg, to Op and Voice gtabot on #gtawiki: /mode #gtawiki +ov gtabot
  • Remove a mask: /mode #gtawiki -maskletters username
  • Perform a ranged ban: /mode #gtawiki +b nickmask!*foo@hostmask

Senior staff commands:

  • Add a username to the access list
    • This grants the following flags: +votriA
    • This user will then be able to acquire voice and op status at any time

ChanServ

ChanServ is Freenode's robot that guards our channel. It ensures that the channel is always there, and it offers Op access to those who have been allowed it.


This article uses material from the "Grand Theft Wiki:IRC" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
(Redirected to Halopedia:IRC Channel article)

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Main

Rules

Operators

Appeals

Countervandalism

Discussion

The Halopedia IRC Channel is an Internet Relay Chat channel that allows Halopedians to communicate with each other via live chat through the Internet. It is registered as #halopedia on freenode.

Accessing the channel

If you have an IRC client;

If you do not have an IRC client;

See also

  • Channel rules and regulations
  • Channel operators
  • Process for appealing operator decisions
  • Countervandalism channel

This article uses material from the "Halopedia:IRC Channel" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Lostpedia:Chat article)

From Lostpedia

Lostpedia
Community Portal
  • Active Projects
  • Featured Articles
  • Job List

Lostpedia no longer has an official chat function on IRC.


This article uses material from the "Lostpedia:Chat" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Marvel Database:IRC article)

From Marvel Database

Just feel lucky we're in a reality with good internet.

The Marvel Database's IRC channel is the place to discuss various things related to Marvel Comics as well as a place where we can hold discussions on content and policy. It also acts as a general help forum. There are some rules however as to make sure we don't drown in chaos. It's basically our own personal chatroom moderated by our staff members. For those who aren't comfortable with our existing forums.

Also, don't leave just because nobody is in there. If everybody leaves when they see the channel is mostly empty, then there will never be people in the channel.

Contents

Rules

  1. Operators. Marvel Database's administrators are also the channel operators. They are the ones who enforce the rules if needed. Don't ask them for ops or voice…seriously. +V does not give you extra status.
  2. Keep it civil. Don't attack other users in our IRC channel; the No Personal Attack policy applies here too.
  3. No whining. Users who ask for something from another IRC user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining, which is grounds for sanctions. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
  4. No trolling, spamming and what not. Trolls, spammers idiots and other jerks are advised to take their elsewhere.
  5. Real-world politics and/or religion may only be discussed with unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
  6. IRC Bots. The only chatbots allowed in this channel are the ones owned by our administrators, and some regular and trusted users. Bringing in your own chatbot without clear permission from an operator will result in the chatbot being banned and since the chatbot shares the same IP as their owners... well, you figure it out.
  7. Language. In general, English is spoken in our IRC channel, keep other forms of communications like: L33t, TXT, Dutch and Binary within reason.
  8. Continuous disruption. Continuous disruption of the IRC channel, it's regulars and administrators has in the past and will in the future lead to blocks on the wiki.

How to join

For advanced users:

irc.freenode.net
#marveldatabase


irc://irc.freenode.net/marveldatabase

Wikia gateway

  1. First, Wikia CGI IRC It sucks, yes, but it'll do.
  2. Select a Nickname and put it into the box entitled "Nick". Preferably, this should be your username.
  3. Select select a random channel, #wikia will do fine.
  4. Type: /join #marveldatabase

Mibbit

  1. http://mibbit.com - Visit. It. Now.
  2. Select "Freenode.net" as the server and #marveldatabase as the channel.
  3. Enter your nickname, which should preferably be your username.
  4. Select join.

Java

  1. http://java.freenode.net/
  2. Enter your username into the "nickname" box.
  3. Enter #marveldatabase as the channel.
  4. Select join.

Windows

  • mIRC is the classic Windows IRC client. The main drawbacks of mIRC are the fact that it's not free and that the configuration options are more extensive than a lot of users are used to. (Only partial UTF-8 support—see below)
  • Trillian handles IRC. It's a little complicated to set up, but if you don't want to use the very easy CGI:IRC linked by Angela, then Trillian is a handy program to have anyway for the other things it does. (No UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Miranda IM - a multi-client, like Trillian, but rather minimalist and open source. (UTF-8 support requires patching - see below)

Linux

  • Gaim is a multi-client that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu and several other Linux distributions.
  • Kopete is a multi-client, the KDE counterpart of Gaim.
  • Konversation is a KDE application with interface similar to X-Chat; it is an IRC-only client.
  • Irssi is an IRC client written in the C programming language.

Mac

  • Snak handles IRC rather nicely, and is one of the few Mac-only clients that still work flawlessly.

Crossplatform

  • Opera web browser has a built-in IRC client.
  • ChatZilla is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • JWChat - had some script errors in Firefox, but clicked "Stop script" and it worked fine after that.
  • X-Chat is perhaps the most well-known IRC client for Linux, included into nearly every distribution, which has recently grown in popularity on Windows as well. Note that the official Windows version (as opposed to Linux) is shareware, but unofficial free Windows builds are available, for example, here.

This article uses material from the "Marvel Database:IRC" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to RuneScape:Chat article)

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

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RS:CHAT
RS:IRC

Internet Relay Chat, usually referred to as IRC, is an online chat protocol that bears some resemblance to instant messenger protocols. The main difference is that IRC is oriented around channels that allow a conversation involving dozens or hundreds of people to take place, rather than the two-person conversations that usually take place with instant messaging. (Note, however, that IRC also has a private message mechanism, but its main use is its channels.) Each IRC user is usually running client software on their computer, which enables a connection to an IRC server. Groups of servers are usually set up to communicate with one another, sharing channels and users, and forming networks. There are hundreds of publicly accessible IRC networks today.

The RuneScape Wiki has its own IRC network, RuneScape-Wiki. Anyone is welcome to join the network; no special permission is needed. There are two gateways set up for easy access, the CGI:IRC gateway, and the Java gateway. Simply enter a nickname to use and connect through the web-based interface.

Users who are on the IRC network regularly might find it more useful to download a more complete client onto their computers. mIRC and XChat are two of the most popular. If you would like to use one of these clients, point it to irc://irc.therswiki.net/wikia-runescape to connect to our channel (command: /server irc.therswiki.net -j #wikia-runescape).

Contents

IRC help

Users who are unfamiliar with IRC are advised to use one of the two gateways, linked in the sidebar and in the second paragraph above. Both lead to the same IRC channel, #wikia-runescape by default, though other channels can be joined within them. These gateways are designed such that you only need to enter in a nickname to use within the channel, preferably your wiki username, and click connect. Sometimes, however, problems can be encountered:

  • It may take some time to establish a connection to the server. When this is finished, however, the channel's tab should appear.
  • The nick you chose might already be registered or in use. In this case, you can type "/nick new nick" into the input box to change to a new nick.

Once you join the channel, chatting itself should be self-explanatory. A list of users currently in the channel can be found on the right side of the screen. (Note that "ChanServ" and "RuneScript" are bots, not users.) Sometimes the channel can be empty or nearly empty, or users may not be watching the discussion—if this is the case, you might want to try coming back at a different time of day. In particular, the channel is most used during the afternoon and evening in US time zones, or about 22:00 through 05:00 UTC.

Channel rules

These policies are to be followed at all times on the RuneScape Wiki IRC network when in an official channel or a channel with censoring enabled (chanmode +G). Punishment for breaking the rules vary from being kicked from a channel to being banned from the network, depending on the offense.

  • All RS Wiki rules apply.
  • All RuneScape/JaGEx rules and terms apply.
  • No impersonating another user! No exceptions.
  • No nick-change spam, or nicks that have any suggestive or sexual reference. Stick to one or maybe two names. Also, please do not repeatedly enter and leave the channel purposefully in a short period of time.
  • Administrators have the ability to enforce these rules by kicking users from the channel, and in severe cases, setting bans on channels or the entire network. However, because it is sometimes difficult to establish a link between an IRC user and a wiki user, conduct on IRC will not necessarily lead to any action taken on the wiki (see RS:NOT#OFFSITE). In severe cases that involve the endangerment of one or more person or legal violations, IP addresses can and likely will be used to link users.
  • Talking about anything of a sexual or illegal nature is prohibited.
  • Warez, cracks, etc. are also prohibited.
  • Please do not spam your YouTube videos or other links. Excessive spamming in general will result in a kick. Do not use RuneScript or another bot to spam the channel. You are responsible for both intentional and unintentional misuse of bots. For assistance with RuneScript, please see its dedicated article.
  • #wikia-runescape is not for marketing; please join an appropriate channel for such matters.
  • Excessive swearing or inappropriate discussion will result in a kick and possibly a ban if you cannot keep your language appropriate. Please remember there we do have younger users on the wiki. Evading censoring mechanisms will likely result in a ban or mute.

Nick registration

While it is not required to use IRC, there is a service in place that allows users to register the nicknames they use. This prevents other users from using that nickname unless they provide the password for it, given at registration. It also confers a number of other benefits; in particular, registration is required in order to make use of administrative rights on the channel. Nickname registration on our IRC network is handled by a bot named "NickServ". To register your nick, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you are connected properly, and are using the nickname you wish to register.
  2. Type, without the quotes, "/ns register password e-mail", where password is a word that you will use to "log in" with, and e-mail is your e-mail address (which can be hidden from other users, see below). If NickServ fails to register your nick, it may be because you left out the password, or because the nickname is already registered. Simply choose another nickname and repeat.
  3. Check your e-mail and follow the directions listed in the confirmation message. This will likely entail entering a command such as /msg NickServ CONFIRM 9f8SDJF9HG

From now on, whenever you connect back to the network, simply enter "/identify password" to "log in." Note that if you do not identify within a user-set time limit, your nickname will be forcibly changed.

Be sure to check out the nick name cheatsheet for a list of nicks that editors often use. Please add yourself once you have registered. You should use your wiki or RuneScape names, however, you may ask an administrator if another name is acceptable.

Commands

IRC supports a number of commands, with varied uses. An incomplete list of commands is found below. Note that the commands should be typed exactly as is, with the slash in front, replacing the parameters (if any) for their values.

  • /nick nickname - Changes your current nickname to the provided nickname. This fails if another user is already using that nickname. Also, your registration DOES NOT change over to the new nickname.
  • /join #channel - Opens a new chat page containing the provided channel. You MUST include the # before the channel name. This may fail if the channel requires a key to enter—in that case, if you know the key, just type it in after the channel name in the command—or if the channel has been set to invite-only, or if you have been banned.
  • /part #channel - Causes you to leave the provided channel. If you are using the CGI:IRC gateway, you should manually close the actual chat page using the grey X in the top-right of the page. Don't click the RED X that closes your internet browser!
  • /me emote - Causes you to send to the current channel an emote, along the lines of "Mynick emote". Example: if I am Oddlyoko, "/me dances!" writes "* Oddlyoko dances!"
  • /whois user - Gathers the information of the specified user, including their ident, hostmask, and whether they are identified with NickServ or not.
  • /quit [message] - Disconnects you from the network. A quit message is also optional.

Chanop commands

All channel operators, please read this section thoroughly. To make use of any of these commands, you must have half-op access in the channel, which is not given by default. Authorized users (chanops who have registered with NickServ and have been added to the access list at level 5 or higher) can give themselves op access using the "/cs op #wikia-runescape" command. Likewise, halfops can accomplish this using "/cs halfop #wikia-runescape" while identified. This should only be done when you need to make use of an administrative command, and should be undone with "/mode #wikia-runescape -o your nick" when this is complete. Replace -o with -h for halfops.

  • /kick nickname [reason] - Removes a user from the current channel. Optionally can take a "reason".
  • /remove channel user [:reason] - Removes a user from the current channel, similar to /kick, but it circumvents any auto-rejoin commands the targeted user may have. Optionally can take a "reason", but the : character must be placed at the start of it.
  • /invite nickname #wikia-runescape - Invites the given user to #wikia-runescape.
  • /mode #channel flag - Sets the given flag-mode. Flags are either channel flags or user flags; see table. All flags can either be set (using a preceding + sign) or unset (using a preceding - sign). A full list of user and channel modes as well as their functions can be found here. Used for banning and muting, among other things.

Please use the invite and ban modes sparingly. Mute may be used in certain cases to prevent spam before kicking the users who are spamming. Use all the administrator commands only in appropriate situations. Only kick users who have broken the chat policies. Only ban users who have repeatedly broken the chat policies, show no signs of improving, and do little but break the chat policies. Misuse of the administrators commands violates the RuneScape Wiki's User treatment policy, and abusers will be warned or demoted accordingly.

IRCop commands

IRCop commands are powerful and potentially dangerous. Please thoroughly read all relevant portions of the official UnrealIRCd documentation before attempting to use any.

See also

  • RuneScript, a bot that is usually in the channel

This article uses material from the "RuneScape:Chat" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Wookieepedia:IRC article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Not at this level of technology, perhaps, but close.

Wookieepedia's IRC channel (chat room) is where the Wookieepedia meetings (Mofferences) are held. Between these, the channel serves as a place for general chit-chat about Wookieepedia, as well as a method of quickly notifying admins about vandalism in progress or asking questions.

Contents

Topics

In general, #wookieepedia IRC is intended for chatting about #wookieepedia. It's not a role-playing channel, and it's not exactly a general-purpose Star Wars discussion channel. Wookieepedia is the topic.

Off-topic discussion is generally allowed with the consent of the administrators, except in the case of official functions such as Mofferences. The rules below will help clarify this.

Rules

The rules for #wookieepedia IRC are simple:

  1. Don't be a dick. You will never be asked to be "nice," and personal attacks are unpreventable on IRC. But as a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.
  2. No whining. Users who ask for something from another IRC user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining, which is grounds for sanctions. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
  3. Real-world politics and/or religion may only be discussed with unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
  4. Wookieepedia IRC's official language: English. We don't care if it's British or American, as long as it's not "L33t" or "TXT." Abbreviations are fine, but keep it within reason.
  5. No spamming. The meaning should be obvious. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep yammering on about a subject nobody cares about.
  6. No role-playing. By and large, regulars in #wookieepedia find roleplaying in IRC to be annoying and dumb. You are not a Jedi, or an Imperial commander, or a Sith, or a Mandalorian. If you act like you are, you will be kicked.
  7. Ops=admins. In general, the people with @ symbols (or however your client denotes ops) are Wookieepedia administrators. If they're around, then there is an official presence to consult and there are people enforcing the rules. There are exceptions, as not all administrators feel the need to "wear a badge" in IRC, and some ops may not be admins, but system processes or helpful bots.

The standard sanctions for dealing with violators of IRC policies are as follows:

  1. Warning. Directed at the violator by an operator.
  2. Kicking. Should only occur when policy violations, spamming, trolling, and similar transgressions are sufficiently obvious and continuous that all operators agree.
  3. Channel mute. All users are voiced except the violator, allowing said violator to grow frustrated and quit on his or her own.
  4. Kickbanning. When all else fails. Anyone with more brains than a bantha will never get to this point.

How to join

For advanced users:

irc.freenode.net
#wookieepedia


irc://irc.freenode.net/wookieepedia

For others:

You can either use the standard Wikia web client in your web browser, or install a specialized chat program called an IRC client. These are available for a variety of platforms.

Web client

  • Wikia has a CGI:IRC gateway for the #wookieepedia channel at irc.wikia.com/starwars that lets you join the chat room from a normal web page. Just put in your username and choose "#wookieepedia" (selected by default) from the drop-down list.

Windows

  • mIRC is the classic Windows IRC client. The main drawbacks of mIRC are the fact that it's not free and that the configuration options are more extensive than a lot of users are used to. (Only partial UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Trillian handles IRC. It's a little complicated to set up, but if you don't want to use the very easy CGI:IRC linked by Angela, then Trillian is a handy program to have anyway for the other things it does. (No UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Miranda IM - a multi-client, like Trillian, but rather minimalist and open source. (UTF-8 support requires patching - see below)

Linux

  • Pidgin is a multi-client that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu and several other Linux distributions.
  • Kopete is a multi-client, the KDE counterpart of Pidgin.
  • Konversation is a KDE application with interface similar to X-Chat; it is an IRC-only client.
  • irssi is an IRC-only client that uses a text-mode user interface.
  • BitchX is an IRC-only console application client.
  • EPiC is an IRC-only client for Unix systems that is descended from the ircII client, it uses a text-mode user interface.

Mac

  • Snak handles IRC rather nicely, and is one of the few Mac-only clients that still work flawlessly.
  • X-Chat Aqua is a full featured IRC client for OS X that is easy to setup and use.
  • Colloquy is an open-source IRC, SILC and ICB client for Mac OS X.

Crossplatform

  • Opera web browser has a built-in IRC client.
  • ChatZilla is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • JWChat - had some script errors in Firefox, but clicked "Stop script" and it worked fine after that.
  • X-Chat is perhaps the most well-known IRC client for Linux, included into nearly every distribution, which has recently grown in popularity on Windows as well. Note that the official Windows version (as opposed to Linux) is shareware, but unofficial free Windows builds are available, for example, here.
  • Quassel is cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core

Setup instructions

To log in, you need to configure your client. After you log in, it is rather straightforward. The parameters are:

  • Server: irc.freenode.net
  • Channel: #wookieepedia (note the correct spelling)

Your web browser may be preconfigured to open IRC links in some IRC client, so you can try clicking this link:

Most IRC clients, in particular mIRC, Miranda and X-Chat, have "Freenode" in the default network list, you only need to select it. After you are connected to the server, type /join #wookieepedia in the reply box and press Enter. If not, just add.

Custom instructions for specific clients to come.

UTF-8

The #wookieepedia channel uses the UTF-8 encoding, just like Wookieepedia proper. This should not pose a problem with English, as UTF-8 is backwards compatible with ASCII-127, but non-Latin scripts (such as Greek or Cyrillic) may be rendered improperly in UTF-8-incapable clients.

Known issues:

  • mIRC: partial UTF-8 support since version 6.2; it can display UTF-8 messages sent by others properly, but always sends messages in the system encoding. No UTF-8 support prior to 6.2.
  • Miranda: requires a patch. The archive contains a file named irc.dll, which should be extracted to Miranda's plugins directory.
  • Trillian: no UTF-8 support for IRC, although it's present for AIM/ICQ.

Mojibake

The Cyrillic string "тест" (Russian for "test") is used as an example.

Cyrillic displayed as Meaning
тест Proper UTF-8 support
òåñò Sent in an encoding different from UTF-8
тест Sent in UTF-8, received in a different encoding
 ???? The client supports UTF-8, but the font contains no Cyrillic characters

This article uses material from the "Wookieepedia:IRC" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Yu-Gi-Oh!:IRC article)

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

IRC (Internet-Relay-Chat) is a text-based chat medium. In short, it is the predecessor to the instant messaging clients like MSN/AIM that most people use today. Although somewhat antiquated, it is still in use and is a great alternative to proprietary and closed-off chat media. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki has a registered channel on the FreeNode IRC network; for IRC-savvy users, simply join #wikia-yugioh on irc.freenode.net.

If you are unfamiliar with IRC, or are behind a firewall preventing you using it, visit irc.wikia.com, choose a name, select #wikia-yugioh from the drop-down channel box, and click login to join the Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki's channel. Other options are available by clicking the advanced options link. You can also access the channel by going to java.freenode.net and typing in a username then hitting connect (if you didn't click the link, then make sure that the box with the # before it says wikia-yugioh before you hit connect).

We recommend you register a nickname when you visit the IRC Channel, this will protect your nickname from use by another user.

In the following list of commands <Password> is a password for use in IRC (Don't use your Wikia password, your IRC password is visible in plain text at some points in time), <Nick> is a nickname on IRC, <Username> is your username here, <url> is a url.
To Change your Nickname
/nick <Nick>
To Register your current Nick, type
/NickServ REGISTER <Password> <valid e-mail address>
To Identify to NickServ (You do this when you login)
/NickServ IDENTIFY <Password>
To Access a list of NickServ commands and their info
/NickServ HELP
To set a URL for your nick
/NickServ SET URL <url>
We suggest you use /NickServ SET URL http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/User:<Username> so that people can be directed to your userpage.
Also remember to make sure the URL is publicly viewable /NickServ SET HIDE URL OFF

Dueling on IRC

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki also has two channel for IRC duels. However they're not on Wikia's IRC gateway so you'll need to use the FreeNode Java client or use your own.

Duel room
Team duel room

External Links

Facts about IRCRDF feed

This article uses material from the "Yu-Gi-Oh!:IRC" article on the Yugioh wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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