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Did you know that Roleplayer Guild had it’s own chatroom? An IRC (Internet Relay Chat) room especially for members of the Guild. It’s a place for social, off-topic chat where everyone is welcome! And how do I get involved in all of this, I hear you cry? Just read on!
First things first, just click here.
You will be taken to a screen which will look something like this:
Just change the name in the box to something you want (no spaces or punctuation besides ^_\|) and click connect. If you can’t get in, it might be that the name you’ve selected is already taken by somebody else that’s connected to the same server - try something else and click connect.
Wait a few seconds and you’ll be connected straight to #Roleplayerguild and you should see the following:
And there you are! You are now part of the chatroom. Still a little confused? Read on for more information.
About the interface
This just explains the different things you can see in the image above.
First things first; along the top there are tabs which represent which channels and private message views you have open - to start with you’ll just have #Roleplayerguild there, but keep an eye on them. When an IRC private message conversation is created a tab with the name of the other user will be shown here.
Moving down to the right hand side, this is the list of everybody in the chatroom at the time. Those with stars next to their names are channel moderators, known as Operators (Ops). Some people may have their name in the userlist, but might not actually be there in front of their computer, so don’t take it as read that if their name is there, they are.
The rest is reasonably self-explanatory with the current text in the main part of the window, and the box at the bottom to enter your own text.
A couple of basic and useful commands
This section gives a quick run down of a few handy tricks you'll want to know for IRC.
Often a new user will join IRC and it will take them a little while to find a name they like to stick with - rather than having to refresh the page and start again to change your name it can be as simple as to type /nick and your new name and then hit enter.
If the new name you’ve chosen is unavailable for any reason, it either will go unchanged or you will be asked to select a new, valid nick.
As you’ll experience if you stick around in the chatroom for long enough, you’ll feel the need to express an action. These are easily performed with IRC by typing /me then your action (in third person).
Want to contact someone in the chatroom privately? Type /query and then their name to open up a private message tab/ Alternatively double click on their name in the userlist.
To join a channel, simply type /join and then the name of the channel.
If you ever want to leave a channel, for any reason, it is as simple as typing /part and hitting enter.
Here is some guidance on how to use Nickserv, the network bot, to lay claim to your favourite name so that you and only you can use it, amongst other useful tasks.
Registering your nickname
To register your nickname you can use the following syntax:
An email containing an authentication code will be sent to the specified email address. Once you have received this email you can authenticate your email address with the following syntax:Code:/msg NickServ REGISTER password email
Authentication must be completed within 24 hours or the nickname will be removed.Code:/msg NickServ AUTH auth_code
Please note, authenticated nicknames may be removed from the database if they remain inactive for a period exceeding 60 days.
Once you have successfully registered your nickname and authenticated your email address, you can identify yourself to NickServ each time you log on.
Identifying to your nickname
In order to use a registered nickname, and before you can perform any ChanServ functions, you will be required to identify yourself with NickServ. You can use the following syntax to do so:
Ghosting your nickCode:/msg NickServ IDENTIFY password
Sometimes the server still believes that you are connected, when you are not. This usually occurs when your modem, router, or computer loses connection to the internet. The following syntax allows you to kick off the dead connection and regain your name:
Code:/msg NickServ GHOST nickname password
Further NickServ commands can be found here.
Rules of IRC
For the most part we’ve adapted these rules directly from the forums and made appropriate changes in adapting between a forum and a chat room.
Ultimately, we don’t want to create an oppressive environment here with dozens of rules limiting what you can and cannot talk about. These rules are meant as guidelines and will be enforced as judgement calls by the ops online and through user reports.
In general, we probably won’t enforce minor violations to the rules unless they are reported. So if you see anyone breaking the following rules and you feel it requires Operator attention, please report to any online op.
The current list of operators:
Due to the nature of us being an Off-Topic chat room, we are aware that there will always be some level of spam. What we will be enforcing will be spam that is disrupting or discouraging regular conversation.
Creepiness Amendment: In addition to this, due to repeated reports and discussion, this now includes overtly affectionate chat which can be ruled as "creepy" by a wide margin; this easily falls under the spam rule due to its ability to disrupt the chat or overwhelm the chat entirely.
Frankly, it’s quite difficult for us to distinguish whether someone is being harassed or just messing around, so we will be enforcing this rule primarily from user reports.
Keep Conflicts Private
This rule was adapted directly from the guild and is not meant to cover healthy debates. This rule is meant to target flame wars, personal arguments, etc. And we will ask you to take it to PMs or another room.
This rule should speak for itself. We can’t do our jobs as ops if we can’t read the conversations going on in the room, it’s nothing more than that.
Overly sexual content should be minimal
This rule is only meant to cover the most extreme cases of debauchery. We will not be moderating any mature discussions unless they cross a line into being completely disgusting. For the most part, we have never had any issues with this, but would like to be clear that there is a line we wouldn’t like crossed. User Reports will be a factor in our decisions for this.
Racial slurs will be judged on a case-by-case basis
This is a tricky one. We do not want to make a blanket rule such as “No Racial Slurs”. What we look for is excessive or gratuitous use.
What Is Acceptable:
-Referencing racial slurs as part of a discussion.
-Song lyrics and quotations containing racial slurs (Please use quotation marks for this. We don’t all know the same songs as you.).
What Is Not Acceptable:
-Directing racial slurs at other people, whether present at the time or not.
-Excessive casual use of racial slurs.
Like all the rules, whether or not enforcement is needed will be judged by the ops online and user reports.
This has been the quickstart guide to #Roleplayerguild and IRC. If you’re interested in connecting to the chat without the support of your browser, read the post that follows this one or talk to one of the operators. For any more questions feel free to PM me here at the Guild, or you can ask any of the Operators in channel. Thank you for taking the time to read this; happy chatting!