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== Etiquette ==
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===Do===
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*A good thing to do on the channel is starting to talk about a specific topic. Those can range from Homestar Runner and the wiki through politics and popular culture to computers and current events.
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*Be nice to your fellow chatters and wiki users.
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*Log in with the NickServ either before entering the channel or in a separate tab/window. Otherwise, one minor typo and everyone knows your password.
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===Don't===
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''Failing to comply with the below guidelines may result in a channel kick or ban.''
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*Don't flood. Flooding in a chat channel is repeating the same message over and over in a short period of time.
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*Don't alarm users for no reason. Some chat clients make a sound when the chatter's name is written. Also, don't notify a lot of users at the same time without having something meaningful to say to all of them.
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*Don't feed the trolls. If someone is spamming, cursing or causing trouble, contact one of channel's admins, a wiki sysop or any other respected user for help via a private messege. Don't tell the troll to stop, don't try to out-spam him or her, don't yell or curse back at him. It will only encourage the troll.
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*Don't post text that is more than 5 lines long. For text longer than that, use [http://pastebin.ca/ Pastebin].
== IRC clients ==
== IRC clients ==

Revision as of 08:53, 24 August 2007

IRC channels are available for general discussion regarding the Homestar Runner Wiki and the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki. We also have an IRC feed of the knowledge-base recent changes. Assistance with IRC commands can be found at Help:IRC.

If you have an IRC client
(see below for details):
#hrwiki
#hrwiki-fanstuff
#hrwiki-RC

on freenode (irc.freenode.net)
If you don't have an IRC
client or you're not sure:
chat.hrwiki.org
(This can open all hrwiki channels.)

Contents

Etiquette

Do

  • A good thing to do on the channel is starting to talk about a specific topic. Those can range from Homestar Runner and the wiki through politics and popular culture to computers and current events.
  • Be nice to your fellow chatters and wiki users.
  • Log in with the NickServ either before entering the channel or in a separate tab/window. Otherwise, one minor typo and everyone knows your password.

Don't

Failing to comply with the below guidelines may result in a channel kick or ban.

  • Don't flood. Flooding in a chat channel is repeating the same message over and over in a short period of time.
  • Don't alarm users for no reason. Some chat clients make a sound when the chatter's name is written. Also, don't notify a lot of users at the same time without having something meaningful to say to all of them.
  • Don't feed the trolls. If someone is spamming, cursing or causing trouble, contact one of channel's admins, a wiki sysop or any other respected user for help via a private messege. Don't tell the troll to stop, don't try to out-spam him or her, don't yell or curse back at him. It will only encourage the troll.
  • Don't post text that is more than 5 lines long. For text longer than that, use Pastebin.

IRC clients

An IRC client is a program you can use to connect to any IRC chat channel. Popular IRC clients include:

  • ChatZilla (open source) — ChatZilla is an IRC client extension for most Mozilla-based browsers (Mozilla App Suite, Mozilla Firefox, etc).
  • Colloquy (open source) — Colloquy is a popular IRC client for Mac OS X, with a great deal of features including emoticons, tabbed chatting, and custom themes.
  • Conversation (freeware) — Conversation is a great IRC client for Mac OS X. It has excellent AppleScript support and is very user-friendly.
  • Pidgin (open source) — Pidgin can connect to multiple chat networks (including AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger). It also works on many different operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc) although installation in some operating systems may not be straightforward.
  • IceChat (commercial) — IceChat is a Windows IRC client written in Visual Basic. It provides some features other IRC clients do not, such as emoticons and an official support channel.
  • mIRC (commercial) — mIRC is one of the most popular IRC clients with a lot of great features.
  • Trillian (commercial) — Trillian connects to multiple chat networks (including AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger). It has more features than Gaim, but only works in Windows.
  • X-Chat (open source) — X-Chat is a great multiplatform IRC client, completely free for Linux and Mac OS X, shareware for Windows but you can still download the source and compile it yourself, or get an unofficial version. The Mac OS X port is called X-Chat Aqua.
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