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We have a helpful bot in the channel by the name of ''noisebot'' run by [[User:Adi|adi]].
We have a helpful bot in the channel by the name of [[noisebot]] run by [[User:Adi|adi]].

Revision as of 08:04, 30 October 2008

We use an IRC channel that's on freenode. It's temporary and quite useful. Feel free to join. The needed information is as follows:


We have a helpful bot in the channel by the name of noisebot run by adi.

It's impolite to store logs of this channel. Please disable logging before joining #noisebridge.

For those who are not familiar with getting on IRC, here's what Mitch did:

  • For Windows: Download and install Pidgin (free IM chat software for Windows -- there's plenty of other free software to choose from for Windows and other OSs).
  • For Macs - a reasonable client is Snak, http://www.snak.com/. It's $29 shareware with a 30 day free evaluation. A better IRC client for Mac OS X (that also supports SILC) and is Free Software is Colloquy.
  • For those who run Ubuntu and are not familiar with IRC (unlikely?): $ sudo aptitude install xchat

Then (using Pidgin on Windows):

  1. create an IRC account on Pidgin (good documentation at http://adammonsen.com/post/329):
    1. Go to Accounts (I got to Accounts by right-clicking on the icon in the system tray)
    2. Click the Add button
    3. For the Protocal, choose: IRC
    4. For the Server: irc.freenode.net
    5. If you have a Screen name (a “nick”), type it in as your Username (If you don’t own one yet, make one up)
    6. Click on the Advanced tab, and fill in the Real name field
    7. Check the Use SSL box, if you like
    8. Click the Save button
  2. join channel: #noisebridge:
    1. In the "freenode-connect" tab that appeared in Pidgin, type: '/j #noisebridge' (without the quotes)
  3. So that no one else can use your nick, you can register your nickname at freenode.net

There's some good general documentation about IRC and freenode at: