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[IRC]How to Behave

Postby Enari » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:51 pm

Here's some etiquette which is a good idea
to follow if you want to continue using the Internet Relay Chat
Protocol:

Patience

This is put first, for one very important reason - its the most
important thing to do whilst on IRC - "keep your cool" because
if you don't, you're probably going to end up breaking most of
the netiquette guidelines below.

You need to respect the fact that IRC isn't as easy as most
chat tools, and it takes time and patience to get used to the
interface and the way it works. But when you do, you will start
enjoying it. There's people who are still chatting on it today
who have been on it for over 10 years, and I personally know
two of them, and I can't see them ever coming off it, because
the friends you'll make on IRC are friends for life, not just
"asl" buddies.

Read on if you want to learn about IRC etiquette in order to
get and keep your friends...


Flooding

Flooding is a big problem in modern day IRC. It is one of the
worst ways to introduce oneself to an IRC community.

Example:
*** sardat_22 has joined #IRC
<sardat_22> HI
<sid> Hello.
<sardat_22> HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI
<sardat_22> HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI
*** sardat_22 was kicked from #IRC by sid (Stop flooding)

From the above, you can clearly see that flooding is IRC
slang for repeatedly typing something only for the purpose of
annoying other IRCers.


Language

What is the point of joining a channel and then chatting away in
German while in an English speaking channel. This is offputting
for just about every user in the channel, who, might we add, has
no clue what you're ranting on about. If you want to chat in a
specific language to people who speak that language, please make
sure you go to a channel where thats one of the main spoken
languages. It's common sense really.

For example:
/join #french-help instead of /join #help


Colours and Bold

There are a lot of channels which despise the use of colours so
you will find them set +c (which prevents colour being used in
the channels.) However, +c does not block out the use of bold
so it would be a good idea not to use it at all to get yourself
heard, because you'll most likely be met with a kick if you use
it.

Remember, there are certain channels (like #txtworld on DALnet)
which are designed for showing off your scripts, colours etc
so if you want to do "your fancy stuph" and "shake ur bootie"
go in there and do it. Other than that be strongly discouraged
from the use of colours and bold.


Nick Changes

Changing your nick constantly: this is another form of flooding,
if at its worst (ie somebody writes a script to automatically
change a nickname over and over again in a short space of time.)
It is advised that you generally keep to using one nickname, and
do not change it. In some rather more 'old skool' (generally
technically related) IRC channels, it is considered as
inappropriate to change your nick when you go away.

For example:
PB is now known as PB[away]
OR even worse (for obvious reasons):
PB is now known as PB[away-toilet]

In order to fully understand the problem with this 'minor' case
of nick changing, you have to consider the fact that certain
users don't want to know where you are constantly - for if they
would, they'd message you.
Therefore, to avoid these problems, type /away Reason and type
/away (when you come back) again to turn it off, so if someone
wants to find you, they'll know then where you are by your away
reason.

NOTE:
You can read an extensively informative document about this
case of 'bad' /away messages at the following URL (address)
http://sackheads.org/~bnaylor/spew/away_msgs.html


Auto-Rejoining

Auto-rejoins, this is a problem with many of the IRC users'
clients, where they are pre-set to auto-rejoin a channel (in
other words, go back in) after being kicked out for whatever
reason.

For example:
<21:16:33> UserA was kicked by OperatorA (Flooding)
<21:16:34> UserA joins channel #blah

Please take special attention to the time in the example. You
will notice that this UserA rejoined the channel immediately
(one second) after being kicked out by OperatorA. This must
mean that he probably didn't even look at the kick reason
(which is desplayed on the user's screen every time he/she is
kicked out of a channel) which annoys the Op, and probably
instigates a ban, where the user is banned from the channel
[cannot rejoin it] for a substantial length of time, decided
by the Operator.

It would be a good idea to check whether you have auto-rejoin
turned on or off. Below are methods of how to turn it off.


[Using mIRC]

EITHER:
Press Alt+o --> Click 'IRC' tab --> uncheck 'Rejoin after being
kicked.'

OR:
Click Options button [next to golden connect button] --> Click
'IRC' tab --> uncheck 'Rejoin after being kicked.'

Articulation

IRC is completely different from Yahoo Chat or whatever you have
been used to beforehand. It is not 'new' either. IRC has been
around before the Web was invented. It thus has very intelligent
old-timers in it, who have been around for a very long time. That
usually means you're less likely to encounter young people
without much of an intelligence (even though the balance is
gradually tilting with more and more kids surfing IRC.) With all
this in mind, it is important that you can communicate in an
appropriate fashion. In other words, 'asl' shouldn't be the only
question on your mind when you join a channel, because some
channels despise people with nothing to say for themselves except
their age, sex and location.

Also, it is advised that you do not go surfing IRC insulting
people "for fun" because that usually results in being kicked
out from every channel you go to, and gives your ISP a bad
reputation. Thus, even if you ban evade (changing your IP/host
in order to get back on the same channel you are banned from,)
eventually you won't be able to get on at all. This has happened
to AOL countless of times :-)


Channel Jumping

Joining and parting the same channels constantly is considered
another form of flooding. For example:

*** Newb ([email protected]) has left #chat
*** Newb ([email protected]) has joined #chat
<sixsix> hey newb
*** Newb ([email protected]) has left #chat
*** Newb ([email protected]) has joined #chat

Caps

Do not type in capital letters. This method of typing is
considered as 'yelling' and it's therefore considered bad manners
to type everything in caps. A small amount of newcomers to IRC do
this because they think they'll get noticed more if they use
caps. They're right, but that extra attention usually comes with
a kick.

Safety

This is really common sense, but for the kids, it is important to
state the following for your own safety (even though it is
generally suggested that children under the age of 13 are not to
go on IRC.)

It sounds like we've given up hope trying to get rid of these
parasites, but there *are* paedophiles on IRC, who prey on
children, so do not giving out important details whilst
chatting, and *always* make sure you have a parent or an adult
supervise while you are on IRC just incase.

We therefore suggest, that if you are under 13, in the email
and realname fields, you type a parent's name and email in
instead of your own real name and email address, your mother's
if you're a girl and your father's if you're a boy.


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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Carnage » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:59 pm

One more thing. Don't change your name to "Rebecca Black" and start singing Friday. Oh, and don't become "Whitney Houston" and sing "I will Always Love You".
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Ultrayoshi49 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:01 pm

This is an amazing guide. I demand a sticky!
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby demo123 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:25 pm

Shouldn't this belong to AoS Talk, not in the Lounge.

Nice guide.
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby ChaosTLW » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:53 pm

demo123 wrote:Shouldn't this belong to AoS Talk, not in the Lounge.

Nice guide.

Well, IRCs weren't created for Ace of Spades. We have one, but just because of that it doesn't mean we shouldn't put in AoS Talk, even because it is totally unrelated to AoS.
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby USABxBOOYO » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:06 pm

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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Fleischgeruch » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:01 pm

Enari wrote:Safety
This is really common sense, but for the kids, it is important to
state the following for your own safety (even though it is
generally suggested that children under the age of 13 are not to
go on IRC.)

So how come when I say 'pls there are kids here' the answer is usually others telling me that there are absolutely no kids here...
Other than that, great guide!
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby LASTofS » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:05 am

Fleischgeruch wrote:
Enari wrote:Safety
This is really common sense, but for the kids, it is important to
state the following for your own safety (even though it is
generally suggested that children under the age of 13 are not to
go on IRC.)

So how come when I say 'pls there are kids here' the answer is usually others telling me that there are absolutely no kids here...
Other than that, great guide!

Don't steal my line! :<
pls there are kids in here.
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Tin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:15 pm

Nice guide! :)
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby P3tar » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:55 am

nice tutorial :)
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Benton » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:19 pm

You guys are way too uptight. Kicking someone cause they change their nick from "Benton" to "Benton-away" is so uptight and a really rubbish reason. Other then that, all good reasons to WARN someone, and if they don't stop, kick them. Kicking someone without warning for a reason like using too many caps is just rubbish. It is really rude.

Using CAPS and bold IN MODERATION is OK though.
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Flospy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:15 am

Benton wrote:You guys are way too uptight. Kicking someone cause they change their nick from "Benton" to "Benton-away" is so uptight and a really rubbish reason. Other then that, all good reasons to WARN someone, and if they don't stop, kick them. Kicking someone without warning for a reason like using too many caps is just rubbish. It is really rude.

Using CAPS and bold IN MODERATION is OK though.


It's just to prevent annoying name change spam. Pretty simple just to type "BRB" instead of "/nick Flospy¬Away"
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby Benton » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:58 pm

...but to kick someone for that...?
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby CrazyPug37 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:00 am

How do you use IRC? I've been wanting to ask that question for ages!
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Re: [IRC]How to Behave

Postby LASTofS » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:59 pm

CrazyPug37 wrote:How do you use IRC? I've been wanting to ask that question for ages!

Go to the board index and click on the first link you see on the top. Either that, or get yourself a real client.
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