Help on IRC

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Some Wikieducators are available for instant chat on IRC. IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat and is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in forums called channels, but it can also allow for one-to-one communication and data transfer via private messaging.


The WikiEducator channel is available on the following network:

Room: #wikieducator

We recommend you use IRC client software running on your computer, but if that is not convenient, we do have a web-based client that will let you chat with a standard web browser.

How to get an IRC client

Download either:

XChat or Pidgin (for Linux or Windows), Colloquy for Mac.

Below are instructions for setting up XChat to talk on our channel.

XChat setup

1. X-Chat (Menu), Server List
2. Find Freenode in the list
3. Connect
4. Type: /join #wikieducator

Pidgin Setup

1. Tools (Menu), Accounts
2. Add
3. Settings:
   Protocol:: IRC
   Screen Name:: (Choose a name for your self)
   Auto Logon:: Tick
4. Save
5. Buddies (menu)
6. Join a chat
7. Settings:
   Account:: (IRC)
   Channel:: #wikieducator
8. Join