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All [[Appropedia policy|Appropedia's policies and guidelines apply]], in particular:
 
All [[Appropedia policy|Appropedia's policies and guidelines apply]], in particular:
* Be civil, cooperative and helpful - even if you strongly disagree with someone.
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* Be civil, cooperative and helpful - even if you strongly disagree with someone. The Appropedia community is very friendly, but there may still be a time when we need to read Freenode's [http://freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml Channel Guidelines], and remember to [http://freenode.net/catalysts.shtml be a catalyst] for better understanding.
* All the obvious stuff - no spam etc.
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* All the obvious stuff - no spam etc. And you never know when you're talking to a 12 year old, so keep it "family friendly."
    
== Using IRC ==
 
== Using IRC ==
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/appropedia Appropedia channel on Freenode] - Clinking this will launch if your browser knows what your IRC client is.
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/appropedia Appropedia channel on Freenode] - Clinking this will launch if your browser knows what your IRC client is.
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Client:
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Web interface - this is easiest, but some people have problems. It may put a load on your browser.:  
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 Chatzilla] extension for Firefox (cross-platform, works well)
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* [[Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients]]
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Web interface:  
   
* [http://java.freenode.net/ Freenode Java applet] - enter channel '''appropedia''' and your username, or
 
* [http://java.freenode.net/ Freenode Java applet] - enter channel '''appropedia''' and your username, or
 
* [http://www.mibbit.com/chat/ Mibbit] - select server '''freenode''' then channel '''appropedia''' and your username
 
* [http://www.mibbit.com/chat/ Mibbit] - select server '''freenode''' then channel '''appropedia''' and your username
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Clients - run IRC in a separate program on your computer.
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 Chatzilla] extension for Firefox and other Mozilla browsers. (cross-platform, works well). The Opera browser (proprietary but free of charge) includes IRC capability.
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* In Linux, xChat is a simple client. Heavy but easy options include Konversation and Pidgin. Irssi is extremely light and runs from the command line, but is confusing for those with limited experience.
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* In Windows, Trillian and Pidgin let you use IRC and several other kinds of chat. Geekier versions include xChat and even the command line Irssi.
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* In MacOSX, Pidgin, xChat and Irssi are available.
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* [[Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients]]
    
== Making it happen ==
 
== Making it happen ==
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Let's say 3 people to commit as a starting point - then there's a good chance of at least 2 being online at the same time, and of a random visitor finding one of us there. Sign up here, if you want to be a committed IRC member:
 
Let's say 3 people to commit as a starting point - then there's a good chance of at least 2 being online at the same time, and of a random visitor finding one of us there. Sign up here, if you want to be a committed IRC member:
 
* {{User|Chriswaterguy}} - I have configured my IRC program (Xchat) to run whenever the computer is on, and to beep every time someone posts in the channel. So there's a good chance I'll hear you if say hi while I'm there.
 
* {{User|Chriswaterguy}} - I have configured my IRC program (Xchat) to run whenever the computer is on, and to beep every time someone posts in the channel. So there's a good chance I'll hear you if say hi while I'm there.
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== Administration ==
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* The #appropedia channel is registered to [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]].
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* Guard is set, with command  <tt>/msg chanserv set #appropedia guard on</tt>  - does this need to be done each time?
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* For reference, Freenode pages on:
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** [http://freenode.net/philosophy.shtml Philosophy] - includes "Community members benefit from better access to each other". Note the easy access to other projects within freenode, generally with obvious names, e.g. #mediawiki, #wikipedia, #php, #olpc #olpc-content, ##php. The double "##" signifies an unofficial channel. Also "Communication and coordination skills are important to community projects". Several more points - nothing surprising from an Appropedia perspective.
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