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This is an old revision of TheLounge made by JavaWoman on 2004-12-14 19:31:01.


Welcome to The Wikka Lounge

An IRC channel has been setup for discussing Wikka..... and idling. :)

Point your favorite IRC client to:
Or check the list of freenode servers.

Channel: #wikka

As always, feedback and comments welcome.

See below for:

Getting an IRC client

All platforms


NOTE: The legality of the "shareware" release of X-Chat (which is GPL) is being hotly debated; at least the free distributions are legal. The "SilvereX" distribution seems to be the most used (and I use it myself); it supports plugins, too. More links to free versions here: --JavaWoman

Mac OS X

NOTE: Any open source client running under *nix can normally be installed under Mac OS X. See the Fink Project for more infos

Fedora/Red Hat



What is IRC and getting (more) help

Registering your IRC nickname

Your nick is how people on freenode know you. If you register it, you'll be able to use the same nick over and over. If you don't register, someone else may end up registering the nick you want. So, make sure you register your nickname with NickServ; see the registration instructions. (Make sure you remember the password you choose!) It helps, of course, if your nickname on is the same as your Wikka username, but that is not required. You can only receive left messages (see below) if you have registered your nick.

Leaving messages

The servers also provide a neat and useful service: we can leave messages for each other! That's very useful for a group like us with members around the globe, living and working in different timezones. This service is known as MemoServ.

For starters, make sure you register your nickname with NickServ - see above. In theory, you can leave a message for a channel, but in practice, most people can only leave a message for another person - and you have to know that person's registered nickname; if the intended recipient logs on with a different nickname, (s)he won't see the message.

You will only receive a notification you have a message intended for you (your registered nick) when you log on when you have your NOTIFY on (it seems to be on by default when you join Leaving and reading messages is quite simple, and you can get instructions by typing
/msg MemoServe help
and follow further instructions from there. To make things a little simpler to learn, I've summarized the help info for MemoServe on a TheLoungeLeavingMessages separate page.
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