I've made a simple guide for those who'd love to join the IRC channel but have no experience with IRC.
Ive made the channel #coelakanth on the rizon network, Airyairy is there too right now
Sorry for potential typo's, it's 3:30am, i'm sleepy xD
This guide is for Windows and linux, sorry macusers I'm sure there are plenty of mac alternatives you can use for IRC. Airyairy is using pidgin to connect to irc, I believe that's available on mac too
Step 1: grab a copy of Xchat and install it, this is free opensource software.
Step 2: When installed, run xchat, you will see this popup for the first time. (Sorry for the dutch language, i'll translate what you need to know)
The first 3 boxes is for nickname according to priority. The networks you connect to require you to have a unique nickname, sometimes the nickname might be in use, so the alternative ones will be used. (I'll tell you later on how to register your nickname)
The 4th box is username, just fill in your first nickname here alltho this is only needed for private servers and bouncers
The 5th box is your real name, you can fill in pretty much anything you want
In the list of networks select the rizonnetwork and enable the checkbox to skip this networklist at startup
now press EDIT to edit the rizon network settings
Step3: you see this window now
Enable the checkbox that says Auto-connect with network at start (or something among these lines)
in the Favorite Channels box you enter #coelakanth
click close at the bottom.
Step4: click Connect, xchat will now show the mainwindow and connect to IRC and join the channel. Now every time you start xchat, it will connect to the server and join the channel
Optional Step5: in the little chatbar at the bottom, type /msg NickServ Register PASSWORD EMAIL
replace password witht he password you want, and email with your email adress
This will send you an email with a confirmationcode, just follow the instructions in that email
Now at the top of your window, go to the Xchat menu (first menuitem) and select networklist (first submenu item)
This is the same window as we've seen before, click on edit to edit the rizon network again.
In the 3rd textbox (Nicknameserver password or Nickserv, or something among those lines in English) you enter the password you chose. Click close and close, and you're done. Now your nickname is secure and you will automaticaly be logged in every time.
I hope to see many others on the channel ^^
anywho, i hope this made any sense. I'll proofread it in the morning xD
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