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So, Moe wanted me to make a new, updated post to the (Unofficial) PAX IRC channel. So we have an easily visible location to help those out trying to connect to the channel. Plus the last thread was two years old Plus im sure moe is too busy to do all this.
The IRC channel is Just a gathering place for members of the community so come join if you want to chat with everyone or if you are just bored Someone is almost always on to talk with.
If you already know how to use IRC with your client of choice:
When you join, be sure to register your nick with nickserv and either PM me or Moe to be added to the channel access list so you get autovoiced. Or you can post here asking for it. Im online the majority of the day and will be watching this thread and my PMs in channel.
Since people are confused about it, this is required since we have a major spammer/troll problem in the channel.
Until you do that, you can PM anybody with a @ or % symbol in front of their name to get voiced so you can participate
If you dont know how to use nickserv, there's a section in the tutorials below on how to do that.
Here are a few tutorials on how to get connected if you are unfamiliar with IRC (most of us are old and remember it though, heh)
CONNECTING TO IRC:
Follow the arrows in the pics, I made this easy to not require me to type anything
Download and install mirc http://mirc.com
(ITS FREE, the trial doesnt expire)
Now we move onto: REGISTERING YOUR NICKNAME
(just doing a copy-pasta of my earlier post)
So... The Channel will be running with moderation on, anybody else who joins will need to register their nick and PM either me or moe (on IRC) to be added to the channel access list so you get auto-voiced so you can talk in the channel.
Whenever I am in the channel ill be proactive for a while at PMing new people and walking them through the register process, for now heres some short instructions.
Go to the server window (depends what client you use) and type this:
/msg nickserv register password email
password = what password to register your nick under
email = your email addy to recieve a confirmation #
it will then ask you to do this:
/msg nickserv auth code
code = the code you got in your email
Then when Every time you reconnect to slashnet you will need to type this
/msg nickserv identify password
password = the password you used to register your nick with
Then you are all set Just be sure to PM me or moe on irc (whichever you see active) to get added to the access list.
Or you can post in here asking to be added, we will check here too
Next: LINKING NICKS TO YOUR REGISTERED NICKNAME
This is pretty simple. When you are logged into slashnet (and your nick is identified) all you have to do is type this:
/msg nickserv link nickname
nickname = the other nick you want linked
so, I have my BigRed nick thats my registered one, then BigRed-Worky is linked to that.
after you link a nick, when you login to slashnet. You will have to identify with the same password as your registered nick.
SETTING UP PERFORM ON MIRC SO YOU AUTO IDENTIFY AND AUTO JOIN THE CHANNEL: