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  •  Lord Snow
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IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing
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So...you wanna know how to use IRC huh?

Well, that I can help with...hopefully. This is going to be a sort of...idiot's guide to IRC, just the bare bones alright?

After you've installed a client (I hope you installed mIRC >.>), obviously, you open the program. Since it's your first time running it, chances are, a window will pop up with a bunch of options, talking about servers and connecting and a whole crapload of stuff that you really don't need to pay much attention to.

Keep in mind, these are just the sheer basics for if you get confused at this step or are too lazy to figure it out ^.^

In that Options window that comes up, there are only a few things that you need to fill out. The last four blanks. So fill in your name (anything will do), an email address (doesn't have to be real), a primary nickname and an alternate nickname just in case your primary nick is already being used by someone on the server (those dirty rotten nick-stealers...).

Now, the first way you can do this is the way the program is widely used. At the top, next to the box saying "IRC Network", there is a little button called "Add". Click that button and a small window will pop up with a bunch of blank spaces. For description, fill in whatever you want, that box is solely for YOUR reference purposes. In the next box, IRC Server, type in "irc.enterthegame.com" without the quotation marks. The Port box should state the default port of 6667 and doesn't really need to be changed. Then click add and you'll be taken back tot he initial window. Now, select the server whose information you JUST entered from the drop down box and click the big button below it to connect to the server.

If you don't feel like bothering with any of that, there is another, simpler way. When the options window pops up, fill in the blanks for nick, name, email and that stuff again and then tell it to connect to any server (just select the first server you see and click the connect button). The option box will disappear, and you'll see a window, scrolling with information. Ignore ALL of it and at the bottom of the window, there's a place where you can type. Still ignoring anything going on in the window, just type this and push enter: "/server irc.enterthegame.com"

This tells your client to connect to the irc server, enterthegame. More stuff will scroll across your screen but this time, just wait. Eventually, it'll come to a stop and wait for input from you. What you do then is type in "/join #utada_hikaru"

This tells your client to join a channel now that you've connected to the server. The channel name is always preceded by a # symbol and the name goes after that.

Congratulations, you've joined our IRC channel! The big window you see is the main channel window, this is where all of the conversation and things go on and get displayed. The narrow section to the right contains the names of other people who are in the channel with you. Don't be too surprised or offended if you try to say hello and nobody responds right away. Whether people will talk or not all depends on what they're doing at the time and they may not have time to chat. Just be patient and eventually, someone will come around and start talking.

This post/guide will be expanded on in the near future when I can find some time.

Please check out our IRC Chat page
Posted on: 2004/4/24 23:13
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  •  Gokie
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Re: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing
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"Idiot's guide", huh? Well, at least we got the right person to write it. =P

Going to have a section for DCC servers? ;)

~KS
Posted on: 2004/5/22 12:40
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  •  Conan
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Re: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing
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A real "idiot's guide" would surely have been written by me :P
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Posted on: 2004/5/24 5:03
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  •  Lord Snow
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IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing Part 2
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Yeah...so I'd started writing a whole bunch about how to leech files using IRC and what file servers were until SOMEONE provided a link in the chan that made all of it useless so...

Here it is.

Enjoy.

Later on...once you have a bunch of files that you want to share with others in the chan, you'll have to set up a fileserver of your own.

Again, Gokie's provided a link that takes you through the process step by step so... enjoy.

...

Man...why'd I bother writing any of this when I could have just linked ALL of it to better written guides? >.<
Posted on: 2004/5/24 22:35
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  •  Gokie
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Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing Part 2
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Quote:

Lord Snow wrote:
Man...why'd I bother writing any of this when I could have just linked ALL of it to better written guides? >.<


*looks at title of this thread*

^^

~KS
Posted on: 2004/5/24 22:45
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  •  Lord Snow
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Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing Part 2
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. . .

Not another word from you...
Posted on: 2004/5/26 0:58
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Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing Part 2
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Quote:

Lord Snow wrote:
. . .

Not another word from you...
I'd listen to him gokie .. hes got the power to make that happen
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Posted on: 2004/5/26 1:11
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  •  Kangrui
      Kangrui
Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot's Guide to IRC-ing Part 2
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speaking of irc...

whatever happened to #utada_hikaru on etg?

i know... i was away for a looooong time.
but... ITS GONE!!!!
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Posted on: 2006/12/21 2:35
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  •  xeno_13
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Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot
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i have no idea wats goin on
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Posted on: 2007/1/5 11:44
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Re: IRC Chat: The Idiot
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true
Posted on: 2007/1/5 19:12
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