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==irc.zirc.org #radio-kol==
 
==irc.zirc.org #radio-kol==
 
The "official" Radio KoL IRC chat channel is located on [http://www.zirc.org Zirc.org].  The room name is '''#radio-kol'''.  It is sparsely populated, with an average of 20 people logged in and 2-6 actively speaking, but the people there are generally good folk to hang around with and fiercely protective of their channel.  chatbot is always in the channel and keeps us updated with the same "currently playing" information as you see in ''/c radio'' on KoL itself.
 
The "official" Radio KoL IRC chat channel is located on [http://www.zirc.org Zirc.org].  The room name is '''#radio-kol'''.  It is sparsely populated, with an average of 20 people logged in and 2-6 actively speaking, but the people there are generally good folk to hang around with and fiercely protective of their channel.  chatbot is always in the channel and keeps us updated with the same "currently playing" information as you see in ''/c radio'' on KoL itself.
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===Joining===
 
===Joining===
 
For a quick and easy way to join the channel, use one of Zirc's [http://www.zirc.org/chat/ web-based chat programs] (the CGI-IRC program has been flaky lately, so we suggest the PJIRC.)  If you are interested in an IRC-specific program with a little more customizability, that page also features a list of IRC programs to find on the web and download.  The vast majority of users in #radio-kol use [http://www.mirc.com/ mIRC].
 
For a quick and easy way to join the channel, use one of Zirc's [http://www.zirc.org/chat/ web-based chat programs] (the CGI-IRC program has been flaky lately, so we suggest the PJIRC.)  If you are interested in an IRC-specific program with a little more customizability, that page also features a list of IRC programs to find on the web and download.  The vast majority of users in #radio-kol use [http://www.mirc.com/ mIRC].
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===Administration===
 
===Administration===
 
*Channel Owner/Super Operator: [[Fusilliban]]
 
*Channel Owner/Super Operator: [[Fusilliban]]
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*Half-ops: basket, fireball, [[Ricket]], [[User:Zalan|Zalan]]
 
*Half-ops: basket, fireball, [[Ricket]], [[User:Zalan|Zalan]]
  
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. IRC predates AIM and in the opinion of many, is more efficient, more secure, easier to access <!-- A telnet session with an IRC server is nearly as easy as connecting with a very simple client -->,..more benefits..., and is generally ''better'', because it is open source. Instead of running on one OSCAR server<!-- AOL would probably like you to believe that it doesn't run on any servers, and that it is in fact, magic, but there are actually quite a few servers for AIM, and it isn't unheard of to have somehow gotten an AIM substitute server for ones intranet. --> IRC runs on many private servers which can link up together to form extremely large, load-balanced networks.
 
 
===Etiquette===
 
===Etiquette===
 
The code of conduct in IRC chat is pretty similar to that in KoL chat: don't be a jackass.  Jackassery is completely subjective and is determined by whatever ops/hops are on at the time.  If you have a problem with a half-op or an op, or with channel administration in general, bring it to [[Haplo]] or [[Fusilliban]].
 
The code of conduct in IRC chat is pretty similar to that in KoL chat: don't be a jackass.  Jackassery is completely subjective and is determined by whatever ops/hops are on at the time.  If you have a problem with a half-op or an op, or with channel administration in general, bring it to [[Haplo]] or [[Fusilliban]].
===IRC vs AIM definition/translation===
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;Query : Instant message
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;Channel : Chatroom
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;Nick : Changeable screenname
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;CTCP : Client To Client Protocol, like direct connecting, but better :)
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;Services : A services server like [http://www.anope.org/ Anope] provides services in the form of bot-like pseudo-users. The most well known of these is NickServ, which basically does the same thing as AOL System Msg, but a metric ton more.
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===Simple Commands===
 
===Simple Commands===
 
If you've used KoL chat, then IRC should be very easy to learn, since the commands used in the KoL chat are based on IRC commands.
 
If you've used KoL chat, then IRC should be very easy to learn, since the commands used in the KoL chat are based on IRC commands.
*To join a channel: /join <nowiki>[channelname]</nowiki>
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*To join a channel: /join #channelname
*To leave a channel: /part <nowiki>[channelname]</nowiki>
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*To leave a channel: /part #channelname <nowiki>[optional goodbye message]</nowiki>
 
*To leave entirely: /quit <nowiki>[optional goodbye message]</nowiki>
 
*To leave entirely: /quit <nowiki>[optional goodbye message]</nowiki>
 
*To change your nickname: /nick <nowiki>[newnick]</nowiki>
 
*To change your nickname: /nick <nowiki>[newnick]</nowiki>
 
*To register your nickname: /msg nickserv register <nowiki>[password] [email]</nowiki> - you will receive an email at the given address with a code that you must return and /msg to nickserv in order to complete the registration.  Once a nickname is registered, you can password-protect that name such that other people cannot use it without the password (There are other options also available.  Ask in the channel if you are interested.)
 
*To register your nickname: /msg nickserv register <nowiki>[password] [email]</nowiki> - you will receive an email at the given address with a code that you must return and /msg to nickserv in order to complete the registration.  Once a nickname is registered, you can password-protect that name such that other people cannot use it without the password (There are other options also available.  Ask in the channel if you are interested.)
*To emote: /me <nowiki>[action]</nowiki> - just like in KoL chat.
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*To emote: "/me emotes passive-aggressively" - just like in KoL chat.
*To send a private message to someone: /msg <nowiki>[theirnick] [message]</nowiki>
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*To send a private message to someone: "/msg TheOtherGuy Hey, I hear you're on IRC now" - also just like in KOL chat
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===IRC->AIM /translation===
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;Query : Instant message
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;Channel : Chatroom
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;Nick : Changeable screenname
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;CTCP : Client To Client Protocol, like direct connecting, but better :)
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;Services : Bots run by the server owners which provide many helpful features, particularly protection of registered nicks and channels.
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For more help with IRC, please visit [http://www.irchelp.org/ irchelp.org] or do one better and read the [http://www.vulnscan.org/UnrealIrcd/unreal32docs.html#useropercommands UnrealIRCd 3.2.* Documentation]
 
For more help with IRC, please visit [http://www.irchelp.org/ irchelp.org] or do one better and read the [http://www.vulnscan.org/UnrealIrcd/unreal32docs.html#useropercommands UnrealIRCd 3.2.* Documentation]
  

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irc.zirc.org #radio-kol

The "official" Radio KoL IRC chat channel is located on Zirc.org. The room name is #radio-kol. It is sparsely populated, with an average of 20 people logged in and 2-6 actively speaking, but the people there are generally good folk to hang around with and fiercely protective of their channel. chatbot is always in the channel and keeps us updated with the same "currently playing" information as you see in /c radio on KoL itself.

Joining

For a quick and easy way to join the channel, use one of Zirc's web-based chat programs (the CGI-IRC program has been flaky lately, so we suggest the PJIRC.) If you are interested in an IRC-specific program with a little more customizability, that page also features a list of IRC programs to find on the web and download. The vast majority of users in #radio-kol use mIRC.

Administration

Etiquette

The code of conduct in IRC chat is pretty similar to that in KoL chat: don't be a jackass. Jackassery is completely subjective and is determined by whatever ops/hops are on at the time. If you have a problem with a half-op or an op, or with channel administration in general, bring it to Haplo or Fusilliban.

Simple Commands

If you've used KoL chat, then IRC should be very easy to learn, since the commands used in the KoL chat are based on IRC commands.

  • To join a channel: /join #channelname
  • To leave a channel: /part #channelname [optional goodbye message]
  • To leave entirely: /quit [optional goodbye message]
  • To change your nickname: /nick [newnick]
  • To register your nickname: /msg nickserv register [password] [email] - you will receive an email at the given address with a code that you must return and /msg to nickserv in order to complete the registration. Once a nickname is registered, you can password-protect that name such that other people cannot use it without the password (There are other options also available. Ask in the channel if you are interested.)
  • To emote: "/me emotes passive-aggressively" - just like in KoL chat.
  • To send a private message to someone: "/msg TheOtherGuy Hey, I hear you're on IRC now" - also just like in KOL chat

IRC->AIM /translation

Query 
Instant message
Channel 
Chatroom
Nick 
Changeable screenname
CTCP 
Client To Client Protocol, like direct connecting, but better :)
Services 
Bots run by the server owners which provide many helpful features, particularly protection of registered nicks and channels.

For more help with IRC, please visit irchelp.org or do one better and read the UnrealIRCd 3.2.* Documentation

Other Channels

  • Caelestia #KoL ← General KoL channel, users are slowly dying off...

If other Radio KoL IRC channels exist, please add them!

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