March 30, 2001

IRC

  • server: irc.kcgeek.com
  • port: 6667
  • channel: #kcgeek

:: Connection/Client Options ::

The best choice, in our humble opinions, would be to go download an IRC client (such as mIRC or dIRC for Windows, Ircle or Snak for Mac, or one of the wealth of IRC clients available for the various flavors of UNIX (We happen to use BitchX quite a bit, ourselves).

If you don't want to mess around with all that, you are certainly welcome to use our free perl IRC client to hop onto our server. It only allows a limited number of connections, though, so if you find yourself using this client a lot, though, you might consider downloading your own client, as they are much more full-featured.

irc.kcgeek.com is a public server in the sense that we will allow anyone to join once. We're against rules for the sake of rules, but suffice it to say that general all-around politeness is certainly expected, even when the topics of discussion lead to somewhat heated argument. The sysops (denoted in channel by an '@' by their name) reserve the right to kick and ban anyone for any reason. If you feel you have been unfairly banned or have any other issue regarding the server, please email [email protected] and we will respond to the issue as soon as possible.

:: DailyChurn ::

You can check out the DailyChurn to get a taste of what goes on in #kcgeek or to catch up on anything you may have missed. Churn is a logger that extracts URLs from the channel and archives them along with a few lines of contextual chat. Be mindful that any URL posted in a channel where Churn is logging will be slurped up and available for the world to peruse at their leisure.

:: What to Expect ::

The first visit to irc.kcgeek.com can be an underwhelming experience, depending at what point you decide to poke your head in. Many of our users spend all day in the channel ('idling') and as such aren't spending every moment waiting for someone to join up or say something. If you happen to join for the first time and find yourself in the middle of a conversation, feel free to introduce yourself and chime right in. Conversely, you may join in and find no one interacting for a few minutes. If meeting local (and otherwise) geeks in the Kansas City area is your goal, a few minutes of patience will certainly net you some new folks to talk to and interact with.

Posted by Lev at March 30, 2001 03:55 PM