Outside of Jams, you can contact us via IRC (Internet Relay Chat). We have now switched to Freenode IRC network.
The Kiwi web interface can be found here.
If you are setting a client then you need to use
We are using #torbaytechjam so please
Below you will find details of common commands and other useful information.
Common IRC Commands
|/msg NickServ REGISTER [password] [email]||/msg NickServ REGISTER hunter2 email@example.com||Registers your nickname (similar to a username) so that it cannot be taken by someone else.|
|/msg NickServ IDENTIFY [password]||/msg NickServ IDENTIFY hunter2||This tells the server that it’s you, and not somebody else trying to use your nickname - essentially a login system.|
|/nick [new nickname]||/nick random_new_guy||This changes your nickname, and is useful if, for example, you have forgotten the password for your normal account.|
|/join [channel]||/join #torbaytechjam||This commands joins’s the specified channel, for example #torbaytechjam. All channels are prefixed with
|/query [user] [message]||/query zleap Hey zleap.||This command messages a user privately. Be careful using this command, as it is unmonitored.|
|/part [channel]||/part #chat||This command makes your client leave a channel.|
|/away [reason]||/away Having dinner.||This marks your client as ‘away’, so other users know. To mark yourself as back, run /away without a reason. Some clients also support /back.|
|/ignore [user]||/ignore vktec||This makes your client filter out messages from that user, for example to ignore them for a bit. If problems persist, please contact an operator via the
|/cycle||/cycle||This makes your client run the
If you run other IM clients, then a piece of software called bitlbee allows you to combine IRC with other chat services. More info from the bitlbee website.
You can connect with :-
- Software clients such as Hexchat, irssi and Weechat
- Web clients such as Kiwi and IRCCloud
- ZNC : This keeps you connected to the server, so you can connect to the ZNC server and keep your IRC session alive all the time. It means you can also connect via several clients at the same time, e,.g desktop / mobile and appear as the same nick.