The chat's open to anyone and everyone! If you're IRC-savvy, you can join us at #thepokecommunity from irc.systemnet.info! If you're not, just read on. If you don't want to read on though, but you've used the Java chat before, just click here and join, and talk your head off.
Questions? Comments? Post your feedback in this thread.
Please follow the SystemNet rules.
The PokéCommunity does not own the SystemNet IRC network, so there are additional rules you'll need to follow, even in our channel. Failure to do so may result in a network ban - one that the staff of the chat will not be able to reverse.
The method we recommend is getting an IRC client - a program to help you log into IRC. Most IRC clients allow you to run the chat in the background, completely independent of the web browser you're using, and you won't have to log into the community to access the chat if you use a client. Once you've installed a client, accessing the chat is as simple as typing a few commands, or for some IRC programs, clicking a URL (irc://irc.systemnet.info/ThePokeCommunity).
Nick: Anything you want. (No spaces or non-alphanumeric characters except dashes, underscores and backslashes)
A username is different from a nickname - it's also to identify you.
List of Users
To the right of the built in window, and generally to the side of a chat console window in other IRC clients, is a list of users in the current channel. This shows everyone in the channel, including channel staff, who are listed at the top in most cases.
Staff are listed under several different statuses:
Channel Founder: ~
Channel Admin: &
Channel Operator: @
Channel Half-Operator: %
Any Half-Operator, Operator, Admin or Founder has authority in the channel, so make sure to keep in line with them. These positions identify the power that these chat members have. (Don't ask if you can be one.) The voiced user group is reserved for the community's frequent chatters. It allows them to speak if, when the channel is being flooded, the channel is set to moderation, where only voiced users and operators can speak.
You're allowed to change your nickname any time. Simply type:
If you like your name and would like to reserve it, you can register your nickname. This protects it with a password so that others cannot use the same name - note that this is separate from your PC account password. When you want to register, make sure your current nick is the one you're wanting to register.
To register your nickname, type in the console:
/nickserv register PASSWORD E-MAIL
Whenever you use this name to login again, you'll receive a message from NickServ stating "This nickname is registered and protected. If it is your nick, type /msg NickServ IDENTIFY password. Otherwise, please choose a different nick.", so type this command to login to your chat account. (You can also type "/identify PASSWORD".)
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After you install mIRC, and open it, this will open:
Fill in the appropriate information.
Next, click Servers.
Click Add New Server
Fill in the Information.
It'll take you back to the main screen.
Now, Click Options. [under Connect]
Check the box that says Enable Perform On Connect
Select SystemNet and click okay.
Type in the following information, replacing the password bit with the password you registered your nickname with.
Click the Lightning Bolt.
Be sure to allow access.
Uncheck "Pop up favorites on connect".
Other information to be added:
If you want to have multiple nicknames, change your nickname to the new name, and type:
/ns group mainnickname passwordofyourmainnickname
Once you've downloaded Colloquy, open it. The first thing you'll see is a "New Connection" box.
Expand the "Details" popup to expose some extra fields to put information in, and fill in the fields accordingly:
Nickname: This can be anything you want.
Chat Server: irc.systemnet.info
Username: This is an identifier. It can be the same as your nickname but isn't really going to matter too much.
Password: Once you've registered your nick, you can put the password here.
Real Name: This doesn't have to be your real name, but it's a way for people to identify you.
Join Rooms: #thepokecommunity
You may choose to select "Remember this connection" if you want to keep the server in your Connections list.
Go to http://chat.mibbit.com. From there, the following screen will display:
Click on "Server" so that it is highlighted in purple. The form should now look like this:
Simply fill in the details so that they match this screenshot. To elaborate:
Server address (irc.systemnet.info): This is the server you need to connect to - it's where our channel is located.
Nick: This is your nickname. You can use your own PC name, but you don't have to. A nickname can consist only of alphanumerical characters, dashes (-), underscores (_) and backslashes (\). It cannot contain spaces.
Channel (#thepokecommunity): You need to fill in this detail to connect to us, too.
Click Go, and enjoy!