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=== On IRC ===
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==== What is IRC? ===
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According to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC Wikipedia], IRC is a form of instant communication (instant messenging) over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication (unlike most of the other instant messenging services which only allow one-to-one communication) in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.
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==== What do we use IRC for? ====
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Our "Help & Support" IRC Channel is mainly used for providing real time support, which is almost impossible with the forum (in other words, if you need a problem solved quickly (which is what most people want), you should be asking on the IRC channel and '''not''' the forum).
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On the other hand, our "Development" IRC Channel is used for discussing the development of Uniform Server (which explains why it is only full when we have our LiveSession).
  
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=== Choosing an IRC Client ===
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=== Connecting to IRC ===
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==== Choosing an IRC Client ====
 
You will need an IRC client like:
 
You will need an IRC client like:
 
* [http://www.mirc.com mIRC] (Win32 only, now with Unicode in v6.17)
 
* [http://www.mirc.com mIRC] (Win32 only, now with Unicode in v6.17)
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=== Registering with Freenode ===
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==== Registering with Freenode (the IRC Server which our IRC Channels are on) ====
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We recommend that you register your nickname with Freenode, this makes sure that you'll be able to use the same nickname every time you connect.
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Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):
 
Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):
 
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/msg NickServ identify <password>
 
/msg NickServ identify <password>
 
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If you need any further assistance on registering your nickname, you can always ask us in our IRC Channel.
  
  
 
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=== Registering with UniIRCBot ===
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==== Registering with UniIRCBot ====
 
Our channel's IRC bot is called UniIRCBot. You are encouraged to register with it (also remember to identify to it when you join, if it doesn't recognize you by your hostmask). Please note that the Bot does not have 24/7 uptime, and may be down sometimes.
 
Our channel's IRC bot is called UniIRCBot. You are encouraged to register with it (also remember to identify to it when you join, if it doesn't recognize you by your hostmask). Please note that the Bot does not have 24/7 uptime, and may be down sometimes.
  
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After registration, you'll be able to use commands like @Note and others..
 
After registration, you'll be able to use commands like @Note and others..
 
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=== Channel Rules ===
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=== Our Channel Rules ===
 
# <u>Cursing</u> <br /> You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
 
# <u>Cursing</u> <br /> You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
 
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Revision as of 03:36, 7 April 2006

Join us at our IRC channel.
IRC Server: irc.freenode.net
Help & Support IRC Channel: #uniserver or #uniformserver
Development IRC Channel: #unidev or #unibeta

On IRC

= What is IRC?

According to Wikipedia, IRC is a form of instant communication (instant messenging) over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication (unlike most of the other instant messenging services which only allow one-to-one communication) in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.

What do we use IRC for?

Our "Help & Support" IRC Channel is mainly used for providing real time support, which is almost impossible with the forum (in other words, if you need a problem solved quickly (which is what most people want), you should be asking on the IRC channel and not the forum).

On the other hand, our "Development" IRC Channel is used for discussing the development of Uniform Server (which explains why it is only full when we have our LiveSession).


Connecting to IRC

Choosing an IRC Client

You will need an IRC client like:

You can find more IRC clients here.

For a web based IRC client, click here


Registering with Freenode (the IRC Server which our IRC Channels are on)

We recommend that you register your nickname with Freenode, this makes sure that you'll be able to use the same nickname every time you connect.

Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):

/ns register <password>

But you can also use:

/msg NickServ register <password>

To identify yourself on your next login to the IRC Server, we recommend (for safety reasons):

/ns identify <password>

But you can also use:

/msg NickServ identify <password>

If you need any further assistance on registering your nickname, you can always ask us in our IRC Channel.


Our Channel Rules

  1. Cursing
    You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
  2. Bot Running
    Do not run any kind of bots in this channel without permission from a op or a manager!
  3. Stupid Questions
    Please do not ask stupid questions that are bound to annoy others (for example, don't ask if you can ask a question)