Archive | February 20th, 2009

IRC Chat: Common Terms, Abbreviations, and Phrases

Posted on 20 February 2009

Once you get into IRC, you need to understand the barrage of abbreviations and phrases that are commonly used. People will do anything to be lazy—especially where typing is concerned. Anyone who uses IRC will come across abbreviations and certain jargon that will stump them initially. Do not look like a fool by asking unless you absolutely must!

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The conceptual model of Internet Relay Chat(IRC)

Posted on 20 February 2009

From Yesterday’s post you now know how to connect to IRC, it’s time to get familiar with the way it works. It is essential to understand the IRC model of networks, servers, channels, and users to chat with individuals and groups alike. IRC is quite often a free-for-all, where unique nicknames are allocated to the first people to ask for them. If you are lucky enough to get the nickname you want, this chapter will show you how to protect this valuable asset and ensure that you can always use it when you reconnect to that particular IRC network.

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