To start out with IRC, you'll need an irc client. I use KVIrc, but you can use whatever client floats your boat; the procedure is roughly the same. Try several out to find one you like.
- mIRC - One of the more popular clients, however, you must pay for it
- Trillian - Yet another client that supports many networks
- Miranda IM - Yet another client that supports many networks
- HexChat - A nice IRC client for beginners
- Pidgin - Yet another client that supports many networks
- KVIrc - A good client that is very configurable
- Quassel - Similar to KVIrc, but more beginner friendly
- irssi - A command line client
- OS X
- Open your IRC client; you should see something like this:
- Type in "/server irc.afternet.org" and press enter. This will connect you to the irc server.
- Some text will show up, and after a few seconds, more will pop up. At this point,it should look something like this:
- Next, type "/join #casiocalc" and press enter. This will join the channel (a place where people can talk to each other) that UCF has.
- After that, a your irc client should automatically switch to the channel. If it doesn't, just click on the new tab. Congratulations! You are now ready to talk about anything on your casio-centric mind.
For lazy people: just click on the link, and you can have irc right in your browser: https://www.afternet...nnels=casiocalc
For a smooth voyage, please follow all of the following guidelines:
- Listen to Ops. Ops are the people with an '@' next to their name. They can kick and ban you from the channel, so don't piss them off.
- We are not here 24/7. Many people idle on irc, even when they are afk. When you ask a question remember to hang around so we can talk to you.
- IRC is not AIM. Please keep emoticons and textspeak to a minimum.
- Don't Spam. Spamming is disruptive and annoying and will not get you noticed (and may even get you kicked/banned).
- Don't Troll. Trolling will *not* be tolerated, and could result in a kick or ban.
- Be Courteous. Being nice to others will go a long way in getting help.
- Respect Channel Rules. Remember that some channels have different guidelines about what you can and cannot do.
That's about it; enjoy your stay!