This is what caused me to make this topic, its also a post by me in another topic -- but i figured i'd put it in the main for all to see.
Originally Posted by cristinel007
well im gonna tell u why its not populated thats cause that alot dont know what is the IRC channel Neither me
so plz be4 u say that uve done an irc just explain what is it
VVV Case Scenario
most people use mIRC for chatting.
mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful, reliable and fun piece of technology.
mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.
It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.
mIRC has been in development for over a decade and is constantly being improved and updated with new technologies. The most recent changes can be found on the latest news page.
an irc server is basically a server where anyone, at any time, can make a channel to chat on.
easiest way to explain it is a chatroom 'hosting' platform.
/list is a command that shows the available channels that dont have +h
/nickserv (or /msg nickserv) ((/nickserv help [[to view functions]])) is how you can register your nickname so people have a harder time taking your name, or faking being you
ex: /nickserv register [pwd] [email] ((without the brackets)
then when you connect
/nickserv identify [pwd] ((without brackets)
/chanserv is for channel registration ((/chanserv help [[to view functions))
some irc servers also let you change your hostname ie: name@[hostname]
when you do a /whois [nick] you get Name, identd@[hostname]
ex: nick, nick'
/hostserv request host.name.format
it takes a serv op to approve it.
always use the # to join, its how the channels are identified, etc.