|Zanne's Wajas (zwajas) wrote in wajas,|
@ 2008-03-05 22:56:00
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|Entry tags:||guides, irc|
#Wajas - an IRC guide
So you want to talk Wajas. Maybe the forums are a bit slow. Maybe you can't even get to xat.com, let alone the chat, for whatever the reason. Maybe you can, but you'd like to be able to be honest, talk about your significant other without pretending to be 'straight' lest the 'little children' find out there's a gay person in their midst, which is apparently a no-no at the Xat chat. Maybe you'd just like to be able to speak your mind without censoring your language to the point of being afraid of getting reported for saying 'crap'.
Well, whatever the reason, there's #Wajas on IRC (Internet Relay Chat). If you're completely unfamiliar with IRC, hold your horses and settle down, I'm going to include a detailed guide. If you're old hat, here's the information real quick:
Network website: http://www.serenia.net/ (Java chat access available)
Now onto the detailed directions, for those of you who are unfamiliar with IRC or still learning the ropes.
First, as long as you can run Java on your computer, you do not need to download anything. You can try it out through the website link above. Look to the left.
But if you can't use Java, or if you prefer to download a client, here's a list of some of the available ones. A more comprehensive one is found here.
mIRC - http://www.mirc.com/ - the most popular client by far. This is the one which will be featured in the picture tutorial. The registration fee is $20USD, but it is not required. If you don't register, you get sent to the mIRC website once a month, and you can still continue to use it as you always have.
XChat - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XChat
Pidgin - (formerly GAIM) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin_%28