Help:IRC

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This is a ShoutWiki help page, hosted at ShoutWiki Hub. If you want to suggest changes, leave a message on its talk page. If you want to replace this page with a custom help page for your wiki, click the create button above.

ShoutWiki's IRC channel is #ShoutWiki on irc.freenode.net. You can access it by going into irc.freenode.net. ShoutWiki's Customer Support Team members are often on the channel, so it is one of the best ways of getting help.

Accessing the channel

To access our IRC channel, you will need an IRC client. An IRC client is a program that you need to download to access IRC servers. While downloading an IRC client is strongly recommended, it is not a must-have. If you do not have an IRC client or are unable/unwilling to download one, you can use the Freenode gateway at webchat.freenode.net.

Nicknames

Please remember that IRC does not allow spaces in nicknames, but you'll need to use underscores instead. For example, Jack Phoenix would not be allowed as an IRC nick, but Jack or Jack_Phoenix would be.

IRC client

Not all IRC clients are equal. While some older ones, such as mIRC, might be popular, they might not be a sensible choice in today's IRC world. You'll most likely want a client that supports UTF-8 encoding. Good modern IRC clients include, but are not limited to the following: