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  /list
 
  /list
  
Start a private conversation:
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Start a private conversation (on some clients this will open a new window):
  
  /msg nickname
+
  /msg nickname hello, how are you..
  
 
Change your nickname:
 
Change your nickname:
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Type /away again to turn it off.
 
Type /away again to turn it off.
 
To send a private message to someone:
 
 
/msg nick-of-other person hello, how are you...
 
  
 
To leave a server and end you session:
 
To leave a server and end you session:

Revision as of 14:25, 18 October 2011

Help info for using irc://irc.indymedia.org/

Basic Commands

Rooms are generally called channels.

Join a room (create it if it doesn't exist):

/join #roomname
/j #roomname

Get a list of all channels on the server:

/list

Start a private conversation (on some clients this will open a new window):

/msg nickname hello, how are you..

Change your nickname:

/nick newnickname

Set up an autoresponder when you are away:

/away This is my message while I am away

Type /away again to turn it off.

To leave a server and end you session:

/quit

Registering

Registering is not necessary or compulsory for the use of chatrooms. However, you can register your nickname in order to "secure" its usage.

If you register your nickname then you can also request a cloak for your IP address in irc://irc.indymedia.org/#ircd for example ask the operators, "can you set a cloak for my nick to occupytogether.org".

To get help on registration commands:

/msg NickServ help

Ranks / Functions

You might see some people with @ signs or + signs before their nicknames. People with @ signs are operators of the channel. They are there to maintain a civilized discussion: they have the necessary privileges to change the topic of the channel, kick or even ban people in case things get really nasty. People with + signs are users granted "voice". Voice is only relevant in moderated chatrooms, where only people with "voice" can speak in public.


Occupy Wall Street and related channels

Clients

Windows

Linux

Links