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{{Note|Web IRC will be unavailable during the migration to the new system|warn}} [[wikipedia:IRC|IRC]] stands for ''Internet Relay Chat'' and was one of the first instant messaging protocols. Many say it has been superseded by other protocols and platforms but [https://drewdevault.com/2019/07/01/Absence-of-features-in-IRC.html some] make very good arguments for why it's still very useful. Personally, I prefer it to pretty much every IM app or platform I've tried. There are [[Irc privacy|privacy concerns]] but, as long as you take proper precautions, there's really nothing to worry about.
Make sure you read the [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/Privacy|Privacy Policy]] and [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/Terms of Service|Terms of Service]].
= Connecting =
*'''Hostname:''' <code>irc.nixnet.services</code>
*'''PortsPort:''' <code>6697</code> for TLS and <code>6667</code> for non-TLS
**If your client doesn't support TLS, I recommend looking into [[wikipedia:Stunnel|Stunnel]]
The "official" channels are <code>#nixnet</code> and <code>#nixnet-ot</code>. As the names suggest, the first should be used for anything related to [https://nixnet.services NixNet] and the latter for anything off-topic. Rules are few but check the [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/Terms of Service|Terms of Service]] for specifics.
 
Don't forget to run <code>/list</code> to see all the public channels!
= General =
I take a light approach to moderation in general but particularly with IRC. '''Don't''' be "that person" who gives [[wikipedia:IRC operator|opers]] a hard time. In addition, there are currently no network services such as [[wikipedia:NickServ|NickServ]], [[wikipedia:ChanServ|ChanServ]], etc. and it's unlikely that they will be added, however, I am open to convincing. [[wikipedia:Internet Relay Chat#Modes|Channel modes]] are set to <code>+nst</code> by default but can easily be changed. This server runs [https://oragono.io/ oragono] and comes with a lot of nice features baked-in, such as NickServ, ChanServ, message history (disabled by default), and multi-client support. The docs are a mixture of information pertaining to admins and users; ignore the admin content and focus on what might be pertinent to users.
This server runs [[* https://oragono.io/features.html* https://github.com/ oragono]] and comes with a lot of nice features baked-in, such as NickServ, ChanServ, message history (disabled by default), and multi-client support/oragono/blob/stable/docs/MANUAL. md
= Clients =