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[http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/61439 A beginner's guide to IRC] is a good primer. Be sure to see our policies and help below.
 
[http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/61439 A beginner's guide to IRC] is a good primer. Be sure to see our policies and help below.
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== Channel guidelines ==
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== Channel Guidelines ==
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All [[Appropedia policy|Appropedia's policies and guidelines apply]], in particular:
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All [[Appropedia policy]] applies. In particular,
* 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.
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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 be a [http://freenode.net/catalysts.shtml catalyst] for better understanding.
 
* 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."
 
* 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.
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=== Web ===
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Web interface - this is easiest, but some people have problems. It may put a load on your browser.:
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Easiest option but can put a load on some browsers and slower computers.
* [http://java.freenode.net/ Freenode Java applet] - enter channel '''appropedia''' and your username, or
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* [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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* [http://java.freenode.net/ Freenode Java applet] - enter channel '''appropedia''' and pick a username, or
* [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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* [http://www.mibbit.com/chat/ Mibbit] - select server '''freenode''' then channel '''appropedia''' and pick a username
* 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]]
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== Making it happen ==
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=== Browser ===
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This could be a useful community resource, if a number of Appropedians are able to find IRC clients that they like and are happy to run full time, and that optionally alert the user to any activity on the channel.
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 Chatzilla] extension for Firefox and other Mozilla browsers
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* [http://www.opera.com/ Opera] includes IRC capability
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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:
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=== Linux ===
* {{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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* xChat is a simple client
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* Heavier but easy options include Konversation and Pidgin
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* Irssi is extremely light and runs from the command line
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=== Windows ===
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* Trillian and Pidgin let you use IRC and several other kinds of chat
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* Geekier versions include xChat and even the command line Irssi.
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=== MacOS X ===
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* In MacOS X, Pidgin, xChat and Irssi are available.
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== Appropedians ==
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You can often find...
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* {{User|Chriswaterguy}} has configured (Xchat) to always run and to beep when someone posts in the channel so there's a good chance he'll hear you if you say hi and he's online.
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* {{User|Jason Michael Smithson}} lets irssi idle on IRC on his behalf protected by screen behind an SSH connection via PuTTY to keep it safe from Windows. He'll notice and reply eventually.
    
== Administration ==
 
== Administration ==
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* The #appropedia channel is [http://blog.freenode.net/2008/04/registering-a-channel-on-freenode/ registered] to [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] (someone had to do it - might be possible to share?).
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* The #appropedia channel is [http://blog.freenode.net/2008/04/registering-a-channel-on-freenode/ registered] to [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]]
* 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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* Guard is set, with command  <tt>/msg chanserv set #appropedia guard on</tt>
* For reference, the Freenode page on its [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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* [http://freenode.net/group_registration.shtml Group Registration] still needs to be done. We should probably wait until the new Group Management System is online (in development as of October 2010). Freenode's volunteers are currently swamped and it seems non-critical for us.
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* Freenode [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.
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** #mediawiki
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** #wikipedia
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** #php,
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** #olpc
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** #olpc-content
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To be done:
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== Reference ==
* [http://freenode.net/group_registration.shtml Group Registration] - we should probably wait until the new Group Management System is online (in development as of October 2010). Freenode's volunteers are currently swamped and it seems non-critical for us.
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* [http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/new2irc.html The IRC Prelude]
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* [http://www.ircbeginner.com/index.php #Beginner - Undernet] is IRC for the Beginner
    
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