This tutorial is specifically for the freenode IRC network, the network that Wikipedia uses for IRC communication. Some features on this network aren't necessarily on other networks, and features on other networks aren't necessarily here.


Procedure for IRC (Internet Web Chat)[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

  1. Open http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-or
  2. Give your full name in "Nick: "
  3. The Channel name should be #wikipedia-or (by default)
  4. Type Displayed CAPTCHA
  5. Press connect.
  6. Now it will connect you to Internet Web Chat (IRC). Type in the bottom box just like normal chat and press "ENTER" to post your comment.

How do I connect?[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

Once you have a client, you'll need a server. You can simply use irc.freenode.net to reach the main rotation of servers; or, you can find a more geographically local server here.

Having connection problems?[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

After you've obtained your client and the name of a server, you may still need a bit of help in getting connected. Take a look at this tutorial or this IRC primer on irchelp.org, which contains a variety of other useful information as well.

What are some basic commands?[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

Here are some basic commands for IRC: (as taken from Wikibooks)

Command What it does Example
Sign on to a server /attach irc.freenode.net
/server irc.freenode.net
/nick Set your nickname /nick YourName
Join a channel /join #en.wikibooks
/j #en.wikibooks
/msg Sends a message (can either be private or to the entire channel) Message the channel: /msg #en.wikibooks hello world!
Send a private message: /msg JohnDoe Hi john.
/whois Display information about a user on the server /whois JohnDoe
/clear all
Clears a channel's text.
Clears all open channel's text.
/clear all
/away Sets an away message. Note: Type /away again to return from away. /away I'm away because...
/me Sends an action to the channel. See example. The following:
/me loves pie.
would output to the chat in the case of JohnDoe:
JohnDoe loves pie.
/quit Disconnects you from the IRC network. You can also quit with a quit message. /quit Off to bed.

What happens: JohnDoe has quit (Off to bed)