For those that are new to this, IRC is a service that can be used to chat with other people in real time. IRC networks are organised in to "channels" and anything you type will be sent to every other person in the channel. The 68kMLA's channel is called (imaginatively) #68kmla and is part of the Freenode IRC network. Please be aware that the pace of conversation in the channel can be pretty fast at times, especially when lots of people are online. It's good etiquette to join in with the current conversation and wait for a lull before changing the topic. At other times, while it may appear that there are lots of people on you might not get a reply for some time – since many people leave the channel open in the background. Please be patient and stick around, someone will reply eventually.
- Host: irc.freenode.net (mirrors)
- Channel: #68kmla
- Web-client: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=68kmla
- We're run a family-friendly channel. There is very little tolerance of coarse language, obscenity, discussions of illicit drug use, underage drinking, etc. We're here to talk about computers and there are plenty of other channels on Freenode for discussion of other things. "Family-friendly" is at the discretion of the operators in the channel, who have the ability to kick and ban people who insist upon causing problems.
- Please show common courtesy to other users. Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated and may result in a kick or a ban from the channel.
- We don't really love 1337sp33k and "LOL" gets annoying fast. So, please use proper spelling and grammar. No "u" instead of "you", "ur" instead "your", etc. Also, learn the meanings of "there", "their" and "they're" – these are not interchangeable.
- No bots are allowed in the channel.
- Keep use of the /sysinfo (and other similar scripts) to an absolute minimum.
- If it can wait, it may be better to ask any highly technical questions on the forum. If we can't answer your question in the IRC channel, it doesn't mean it's not answerable!
Please note, these rules are only a guideline and may change at any point.
Registration with NickServ
#68kmla requires your nickname to be registered with Freenode's NickServ service to chat in the channel. Additionally, this will protect your nick so that you can reclaim it in the eventuality that someone chooses it when you are disconnected. You can register your nick using the following command:
/msg NickServ REGISTER password e-mail
Once you are registered you have to identify with NickServ when you connect, using the following command:
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY password
Some clients (and the Freenode web-client) have the ability to automatically authenticate with NickServ to save you manually entering that command. For the web-interface, simply check the box marked "Auth to services" and enter your nick and password in the boxes provided. If you are using another client, please check the documentation for how to achieve this.