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The ZetaBoards Chatroom
The ZetaBoards IRC channels provide an easy method of real-time communication for members. You do not need to own or be registered on a ZetaBoards board in order to use the IRC channels.
Basic IRC Connection Information
The basic details you need to connect to IRC and join our chatrooms are below. If you know how to set up your client, these details are what you need to use.
For easy step-by-step instructions for specific clients, see the Connection HowTos section below.
- Mibbit Web Client HowTo - Quickest and easiest method for beginners.
Nicknames and NickServ Interaction
A nickname – also referred to as a nick – is the name by which you appear to other users on IRC. While not required, it is a good idea to register your nickname with NickServ, ChatSpike's nickname management bot, before taking part in discussions. If you do, each time you re-connect and return to IRC, you should
To register use:
/msg NickServ REGISTER your-password your-email
To identify yourself (the login that must be performed on each visit) use:
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY your-password
If you are connecting with a nick other than your normal nick, you can still identify:
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY normal-nick your-password
If your connection drops, and you find that your nick is still active when you re-connect, you can remove the old nick by using:
/msg NickServ GHOST realnick
If you are identified to your account and that nick is grouped with the same account, you do not need to give the password.
It is also a good idea to group realnick_ to your account. Upon re-connecting, your IRC client may append an underscore to your nickname as it believes your real nick is still in use (Pidgin will append a 1). You can group an alternative nick to your NickServ account, simply switch to it and use:
/msg NickServ GROUP
To change nicknames, use:
All ZetaBoards Support rules apply in our IRC channels as well. This means no profanity, abuse, or TOS violations. Our staff are usually available throughout the day to handle any troublesome users.
If you feel offended; abused or attacked in any way, feel free to speak directly to a member of staff in confidence. Most IRC clients allow you to open a query with a user by clicking their nickname in the user list.
We ask that you try not to contact staff individually for support via IRC as you may not get a response. Our support boards are always available and for a guaranteed response from a staff member, a support ticket is the desired method of communication.