So /g/, I'm a millennial faggot and want to get into IRC. How do you get started, what are good servers. Also how does it work, what are the commands, etc? Also general IRC thread.
You open an irc client, connect to a server and then join a channel.
Fuck google, I want to know how general /g/ tards use IRC and what channels they use
I run irssi in a screen session on my server. That way, I can ssh in to my server, screen -x, and be back in my irssi session.
For a basic/intro to irc, there are lots of different irc clients for the different operating systems. Mirc was common on windows a number of years ago and maybe it still is. I haven't used windows in ~8 years. Never used mac so I can talk there. For Linux, irssi like I mentioned, but also kirc and lots others.
Whatever you use, once you open the program, you have to connect to a server and then join a channel or channels. I think you can run /list once connected and that wil list the channels. Once you see a channel to join, /join #linux or /join #whatever.
Or you can just google how to use irc.
Just download pidgin and add a freenode account. Choose your favorite nickname. Read the first tab of messages, it will suggest you register (assuming the nickname you chose was available).
You can change the nickname in most clients with /nick
'/msg nickserv help' can help
Nickserv is just a bot. All usernames on freenode can be messaged the same
'/join #freenode' connects you to the freenode channel. This is kinda support, ask freenode related questions there.
Note that the irc spec has messages limited to 512 bytes. That includes your username, channel, and host. I used to know a page that had more details on this but I can't find it. Just know that some clients will calculate this and stop you before your message becomes too long, others just don't care and will fuck you over, making you waste time if you type out a big message like I am now, you would not have received all this. So that's great.
well, it does sort of work, but in the end I've found out that when there is a problem, it's a royal pain to troubleshoot and generally ends with people giving up or getting a proper client anyway.
Perfect. At that point they're ready to take the training wheels off. Let them.
I'm a fag and continue to use pidgin because I'm too lazy to switch, and km just comfortable in it. Its just a simple client to spin up. Its even on ninite for windows plebs.
you seem like a retard but i guess you will fit right in at these (list is kinda outdated)
there's also #installgentoo @ irc.installgentoo.com
IRC is probably the simplest communication protocol still in wide use. Just download mIRC, connect to one of the included servers and read the help guide. It will take about 10 minutes to get the basics totally understood.
On our work irc servers. I don't have time anymore to get on irc when I'm at home (wife, child, house, ....). Other people at work get on freenode. Other irc servers are/were galaxynet, efnet, and dalnet.
#/g/freedom on rizon
freetards only please
>go to startpage.com
>click on rizon.net
>follow links and read things until you know what you're fucking doing
>nagisa dies at the end of clannad
asking questions is fine, but not when the answer is straight forward and literally one search away
if you are on linux weechat is quite good.
Good servers are
irc.freenode.net (for computer and science related stuff, they often have devs for various software on there so you can get direct tech support from those who made it), good channels are #linux, #weechat, ##math, #bash
also the server irc.rizon.net where you have a lot of 4chan related channels like #4chan.
common commands are:
'/join #channelname' (to join the channel #channelname)
and otherwise you might read the documentation I guess. I can not remember how I learned it. It's like 20 years ago, but I am a dumb fuck so I bet you can do it.
I used msn back then didn't know about IRC but used it a few times on a scouting
Why would anyone try to fit in on 4chan anyways, it's not like the kool kidz hang out here