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[at-l] IRC explanation (again)



        
PS  can someone repost my old IRC instructions (I didn't keep a copy) and 
maybe and AOLer can post instructions for AOL types?  Thanks.
Jeff


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>>Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:09:04 -0500 (EST)
>>From: Jeff Mosenkis <jm1360@cnsvax.albany.edu>
>>Subject: [at-l] IRC explanation
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>>I'm in a hurry today but because the tentative IRC meeting is tonight at 
>>9PM eastern time, I thought I would post a brief explanation of the IRC 
>>to the list.  I don't know a whole lot about it, so this will be a 
>>simple, functional explanation.
>>
>>The Internet Relay Chat is a 'place' (in the metaphorical sense) on the 
>>net where people talk in channels, not unlike 'chat rooms' (ala America 
>>on Line and such).  It is in real time, so that people on the channel see 
>>each other writing pretty much at the time they are doing it (you post 
>>text by the sentance or so) so it is really interactive (notice the 
>>buzzword there...) but everybody 'talks' to each other and it is a lot of 
>>fun.  You can get into things you just can't do on e-mail.
>>
>>A couple of things you should know - there are parallel IRCs, we are 
>>going to be on EFnet (not undergroundnet or anything), and channel names 
>>are preceeded by the # sign.  We will be on #AT
>>Also, everybody has a 'nick' or nickname, when you sign on you should 
>>have one, usually up to 8 characters or so (trail name or trail name 
>>abreviation might be good here?).  If one you want is already taken, try 
>>adding a ' or ~ or some character to it.
>>
>>Commands to the irc are preceeded by a / sign (because when you type 
>>normally it is posted to the channel, the / makes sure that the IRC 
>>regognizes you are talking to it)
>>
>>some commands are:
>>/nick NICKNAME   - sets your nickname to whatever you put in for NICKNAME
>>/join #Channelname - join the channel you specify (in our case, /join #AT)
>>/part #channelname - leave the channel you specify
>>/msg OTHERNICKNAME - send a private message to ther person you specify in 
>>                     OTHERNICKNAME that the other people won't see
>>
>>As far as I can tell, the most popular IRC software client is mirc.  It 
>>can be found at http://www.mirc.co.uk, or you can go to any software 
>>archive (www.search.com. www.tucows.com) and look under 'chat' or 
>>Internet Chat' or something like that.  Someone here suggested Pirch a 
>>while ago which I found really good, but for some reason didn't run well 
>>on my machine.
>>
>>I hope that covers it - hope to see you there tonight.  On the net I am 
>>known as mosey (or some varient), and Needles is known as syn.
>>
>>-jeff
>>
>>PS - If people have more specific questions I can try and answer them 
>>today (tho I might not have time).  For faster reponse, e-mail me at 
>>jmose@spc.uchicago.edu, thanks.
>>
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>>Jeff Mosenkis            MAPSS Student          University of Chicago
>>                     jm1360@cnsvax.albany.edu  
>> 
>>              *Freelance Joking Avunculate For Hire*
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