Chat Guide

The passcode for being accepted to the wiki is located in the Guide for Newbies. Chat Staff will not help you find it.


<+Reverend> IRC is just multiplayer notepad.

If you're already a well-versed IRC user, then point the client of your choice to irc.synirc.net (Ports 6660-6669 are available, as well as 6697 and 7001 for SSL) and join us in #site19 (you will need to register and identify before joining). Please proceed to the 'Rules and Guidelines' tab.

If none of that makes a bit of sense to you, please read these basics in their entirety before attempting to chat, because it probably will not work otherwise.

IRC (Internet Relay Chat) allows for discussions across multiple channels, which are prefixed with a #. For example, #football, #cats, and #techsupport would be topical channels people might congregate in. You can also have private, 1-on-1 conversations with people, and even create your own channels to discuss whatever you'd like.

On the "Click Here To Chat" tab, you'll see something that looks like this:

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If you have never registered a synIRC account (which is entirely separate from Wikidot accounts), you will be required to do so before you can join our main channel. This is easy. Go ahead and hit Login, you'll see something like this:

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I've highlighted some relevant areas.

1.) Status Bar. All channels and private messages will show up here, and there are options and the leave/quit button on the right-hand side. The "Status" link is clickable and shows server information.
2.) User List. Some users have a prefix in front of them, they indicate a user's rank in the channel. They are ~ (owner), & (admin), @ (op), % (half-op), and + (voice). Different channels use these ranks differently. In #site19 and #site17, all users with a rank except + are chat staff (or bots that assist in performing channel duties). Users with the rank of + in #site17 are not staff, but are trusted non-staff users that can reliably give good information on basic questions.
3.) Chat window. The screenshot above shows what a channel will normally look like on joining, showing the topic, then a list of users.
4.) Input box. This is where you type your messages, as well as commands like /register and /identify.

Registration

You'll also notice that when you joined, if you don't have a registered account, you didn't join #site19 even though it's in the list, because we require registration to join that channel. Let's take care of that now. Click Status at the top to switch to the server window, then type in:

/register PASSWORD EMAIL

This will be the password you use to log on to the chat in the future, so make sure it's something you will remember. When you're ready, hit Enter.

Example:

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If you did everything right, you'll see a message appear from NickServ (Nickname Services) that reads, A passcode has been sent to (email), please type /msg NickServ confirm <passcode> to complete registration. This can take a couple of minutes to arrive, and has been known to end up in junk mail occasionally, so please take a look there as well. When you find it and confirm the passcode as instructed, you are registered! Please note registrations expire after 35 days with no activity.

Now that you've registered, you simply need to identify. This logs you in, and allows you to join registered-only channels. This is done by entering:

/identify PASSWORD

Enter that the same way you put in your registration. Now, going forward, you can put that password in the password field highlighted above in red before you get connected, and it'll take care of identifying for you.

Channels

We make use of three primary channels here.

  • #site19 - For general discussion.
  • #site17 - For getting help from staff.
  • #thecritters - For giving and receiving critique on drafts and ideas.

There are also official channels for staff teams:

  • #site11 - Technical Staff
  • #site34 - Licensing Team
  • #site81 - Community Outreach
  • #workshop - Staff and community-led seminars and workshops.
  • #origins-ooc - Hub for SCP Horizons roleplaying channel.

To join a new channel, it's as simple as /join [channel] (this can be entered in any chat window). E.g., /join #thecritters will take you to #thecritters. (This can also be shortened to /j #thecritters. You can leave a channel with /part #channel in any window, or /part from the window of the channel you want to part.

You can double-click a name in the user list to begin a private message conversation with that person, and all your channels and conversations are available in the status bar.

If you have more questions, please feel free to ask chat operators for assistance.

Remember, to join chat, you must have read and understood the guide!


If you are having issues connecting, please go to the staff chat client over here.

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