IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a text-based internet chat system. Scioly.org has an active channel with the details below.
Connecting to IRC
One connects to IRC with a program called an IRC client. There are numerous free programs available around the internet that can be installed on one's computer, or alternately there are websites that serve as IRC clients without downloading anything. Scioly.org currently hosts two online clients that are already configured to connect directly to our chat.
There are many different servers that host IRC chats. Scioly.org uses one hosted by chat4all.org. If you use an independent client, you will have to tell it to connect to this server. For the full details to give the client, see the next section. In order to connect to IRC, you will need to choose a nickname (it is possible to change it later). This will be the name that other IRC users see. A good choice for our chat is your scioly.org username, if you have an account. Please be warned that offensive nicknames will not be tolerated on our chat.
IRC servers are divided into chats called channels. They all begin with a # and are followed by a series of characters without spaces. Our channel is listed in the next section.
Ports (If needed): 6666-6669 or 7000
Commands on IRC use a forwardslash (/) followed by the command. Some common commands are listed below:
|/nick nickname||Changes your nickname on IRC||robotman has changed nick to nickname|
|/join #scioly||Joins another channel||nickname has joined #scioly|
|/me says hi||Used to 'emote' a line in a channel||nickname says hi|
|/query nickname||Opens private message with another user||no text output|
|/away reason||Sets your status as 'away', with an optional reason||nickname is away (reason)|
|/back||Sets your status as 'back'||nickname is back|
|/clear||Clears the chat window||no output text|
|/ignore nickname||Ignores user for a session||no output text|
|/unignore nickname||Revokes the /ignore command||no output text|
|/notify on||Turns on desktop notifications||Notifications on|
|/notify off||Stops desktop notifications||Notifications off|
|/whois nickname||Prints user information||nickname [~nickname] realname : http://webchat1.chat4all.net channels : #scioly
server : eu.chat4all.org [Chat4All] idle : 0 days 0 hours 2 minutes 9 seconds [connected: Mon May 26 11:00:44 2014]
There are a few rules that must be followed on scioly.org chat. Failure to follow these rules may result in a kick, and repeated defiance of these rules will result in a ban, the length of which will be decided by hmath729.
- Do not spam or flood the channel.
- Do not advertise other channels on the main channel. If you wish to move a conversation to another channel, send a PM or a private invite to the members you wish to invite to the channel.
- Do not use foul or abusive language.
- Treat all other users with respect.
- No intentional repeated pinging of other users. (saying another user's name)
- Treat delicate subjects delicately. When discussing religion, politics, or other similar topics, please remain objective and avoid voicing strong opinions.
- No impersonating other users.
- No eating other users.