We are still actively working on the spam issue.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a system that facilitates transfer of messages in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server model of networking. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their system. These clients are able to communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients. IRC originally was a fork of UNIX Talk, which was an older method of communicating between two UNIX machines (UNIX Talk itself was a modification of UNIX Wall). IRC was designed to allow multiple users to talk at the same time, which was a limitation of early UNIX Talk daemons. IRC has since become so much more.
A timeline of anti-IRC rhetoric
- 1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
- 2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
- 2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
- 2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
- 2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
- 2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.
Here's a regex that will find you a chan-related IRC channel name. Use it to search IRC logs or *chan board posts:
grep -iEoha '#\/\w+\/[x21-x7E]*' *rizon* | sort | uniq
will search a set of files with rizon in the name.
List of /g/-associated channels
#wiki @ irc.installgentoo.com - Official IRC channel for this wiki
#/g/punk @ irc.rizon.net - /cyb/erpunk channel with /cyb/ interests. Also, general chat.
#/g/tech @ irc.rizon.net - IRC channel for technology and general discussion! | 4.20% pure autism, 12.5% pure ( ≖‿≖)
#/g/wdg @ irc.rizon.net - Web Developement General. Web dev stuff.
#/g/bots @ irc.rizon.net - IRC bots, mostly made by people from /g/! Type .bots in the channel to get a listing.
#pasta @ irc.rizon.net - Largely /g/ inhabited channel, with shitposters, traps, technology, autism, and more! Please note that we already know that cuck is dead, it has been for months.
#anarchy @ irc.rizon.net - No gods, no masters. A channel for freedom, a channel without oppression. Enjoy no OP telling you what you can and can't say | Read the #anarchy manifesto here: https://paste.teknik.io/1371
#/g/speakersquadron @ irc.rizon.net There are no rules. That also goes for the administration. No one's ever been banned.
#/g/technology @ irc.rizon.net - General tech channel, with some occasional off topic.
#/g/ftp @ irc.rizon.net - IRC channel for /g/'s FTP server and illegal hentais.
#rice @ irc.darenet.org - Ricing in a friendly, censorship-free community.
#rice @ irc.rizon.net - Ricing.
#pantsumen @ irc.rizon.net - /g/ culture, anime, drugs, and ricing.
#homescreen @ irc.rizon.net - Homescreen general, for mobile phone ricing.
Hexchat - Windows + Linux (Free & Libre fork of X-Chat on Windows)
Limechat - Windows & OS X
Quassel - (Windows, Linux, OS X & Android) Client-Server based IRC client. Replaces the need for a bouncer.
irssi - Linux/Unix Terminal Client
weechat - Linux/Unix Terminal Client
BitchX - Linux/Unix Terminal Client
erc - Emacs client
ZNC - Linux/Unix, OS X, Windows (cygwin)
bip - Linux/Unix IRC proxy/bouncer
Need to Know IRC Commands
Type /join #channelname -- to join a channel of your choice
Example: /join #installgentoo
The /me is an action message. Type /me 'does anything'
Example: /me waves hello
Type /msg nickname (message) to start a private chat.
Example: /msg foobar Hey tat, how are you?
/nick changes your nickname
Example: type /nick newnickname (limit 9 characters)
Type /ping nickname. What this command does is give you the ping time, or lag time, between you and the person you pinged. Lag can be explained as the amount of time it take for you to type your message and for others to read your messages. Unfortunately, lag is always a part of IRC, although most times it's not a problem, just a nuisance.
Example: /ping luv2quilt
Type /whois nickname to see a bit more information about another user. You'll see what server another person is using, or what their ISP is. Pretty helpful when you don't recognize a nickname that wants to chat. You may recognize the IP, (Internet Protocol) and then feel more comfortable carrying on a conversation. You'll also be able to see what other channels a person is in, which might be a good indicator if you really want to talk with them or not.
Example: /whois bossmom
There's one more very helpful command, and probably the one you'll use a lot when first starting out. In fact, I still use it quite a lotType /help, you'll see the the mIRC Help Menu open up. You can do a search from there, or you can type /help topic. Either way, a TON of information at your fingertips.
Example: /help Basic IRC Commands