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'''IRC''' stands for '''Internet Relay Chat'''. IRC is one of the most common ways of performing online-based communication, usually through an IRC server host. '''Wikimedia Australia''' has its own IRC channel {{irc|wikimedia-au}} on the [[w:freenode|freenode]] network, alongside many other Wikimedia Foundation channels such as {{irc|wikipedia}} and {{irc|wikipedia-en}}.
'''IRC''' stands for '''Internet Relay Chat'''. IRC is one of the most common ways of performing online-based communication, usually through an IRC server host. '''Wikimedia Australia''' has its own IRC channel {{irc|wikimedia-au}} on the [[w:Libera Chat|Libera Chat]] network, alongside many other Wikimedia movement channels such as {{irc|wikipedia}} and {{irc|wikipedia-en}}.


If you would like to join us on IRC, please join [irc://irc.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net] and then join the {{irc|wikimedia-au}} channel. If you do not have a working [[w:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients|IRC client]] such as mIRC or ChatZilla, you may want to use our web client, which is accessible [http://java.freenode.net/index.php?channel=wikimedia-au here].
If you would like to talk to us on IRC, please join the {{irc|wikimedia-au}} channel.


If you are not already a user of the [[w:freenode|freenode]] IRC network, you might want to consider [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup registering your nickname] which will give you a unique name on the network. You can also obtain a [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#cloaks hostname cloak] which protects your Internet host name from spammers and other exploits.
If you do not have a working [[w:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients|IRC client]] such as mIRC or ChatZilla, you may want to use the [https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/ Kiwi IRC web client],
or a service such as IRC Cloud (which includes scrollback so you don't miss what happens while you're not logged in): [https://www.irccloud.com/invite?channel=%23wikimedia-au&hostname=irc.libera.chat&port=6697&ssl=1 #wikimedia-au].
 
If you are not already a user of the Libera Chat IRC network, you might want to consider [https://libera.chat/guides/registration registering your nickname] which will give you a unique name on the network. You can also obtain a hostname cloak which protects your Internet host name from spammers and other exploits.


If you need assistance while using IRC, there are some [http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/ircguide/ helpful websites] on the Internet that are sure to help you along your way.
If you need assistance while using IRC, there are some [http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/ircguide/ helpful websites] on the Internet that are sure to help you along your way.
Until May 2021 we used the Freenode network, but switched at that time to the Libera network along with the rest of the Wikimedia movement. See [[meta:IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat]] for more information.
== Channel operators ==
If there are any problems on the Wikimedia Australia channel, contact one of the following channel operators.
;Chapter members:
* [[user:MichaelBillington|Michael Billington]]
* [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]]
* [[User:Angela|Angela]]
;Other:
* [[User:Thebainer|Stephen Bain]]
* [[meta:User:Jdforrester|James Forrester]]
* [[meta:User:David Gerard|David Gerard]]
* [[meta:User:Austin Hair|Austin Hair]]
* [[meta:user:Tim Starling|Tim Starling]]
* [[meta:IRC/Group Contacts]] (wmfgc)
== Monthly meetings ==
Wikimedia Australia's monthly online meeting used to be held on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 PM AEST (or AEDST during daylight saving) - on {{irc|wikimedia-au}}.
Transcripts of previous meetings can be found at [[Meetings]].

Latest revision as of 04:11, 26 May 2021

IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. IRC is one of the most common ways of performing online-based communication, usually through an IRC server host. Wikimedia Australia has its own IRC channel #wikimedia-au on the Libera Chat network, alongside many other Wikimedia movement channels such as #wikipedia and #wikipedia-en.

If you would like to talk to us on IRC, please join the #wikimedia-au channel.

If you do not have a working IRC client such as mIRC or ChatZilla, you may want to use the Kiwi IRC web client, or a service such as IRC Cloud (which includes scrollback so you don't miss what happens while you're not logged in): #wikimedia-au.

If you are not already a user of the Libera Chat IRC network, you might want to consider registering your nickname which will give you a unique name on the network. You can also obtain a hostname cloak which protects your Internet host name from spammers and other exploits.

If you need assistance while using IRC, there are some helpful websites on the Internet that are sure to help you along your way.

Until May 2021 we used the Freenode network, but switched at that time to the Libera network along with the rest of the Wikimedia movement. See meta:IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat for more information.

Channel operators

If there are any problems on the Wikimedia Australia channel, contact one of the following channel operators.

Chapter members
Other

Monthly meetings

Wikimedia Australia's monthly online meeting used to be held on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 PM AEST (or AEDST during daylight saving) - on #wikimedia-au.

Transcripts of previous meetings can be found at Meetings.

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