IRC channel

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This article contains all information about the #arxfatalis IRC channel.

Purpose of the channel

  • Real time developer communication
  • Easiest way to stay in regular contact for the currently active developers

Pointers

  • Be outspoken. There is no need to be shy. It's easy to overlook new channel guests who just join the channel but don't say a word. A simple "Hi, I'm <name>", often does wonders.
  • Don't ask to ask. Shoot right away.
  • Be patient. A popular misconception of IRC is that people will reply within 10 seconds to new people who have just joined the channel. If you're outspoken and a bit patient, you'll get the attention of one of the developers. Often rather within 10 minutes, not within 10 seconds though.
  • http://www.total-knowledge.com/~ilya/mips/ugt.html

Regarding patience, it also isn't commonly recognized that what you say in the channel is logged and usually read by members as they come online. Any issues you have or comments and discussion you want to provide can be typed directly into the channel even when you and the bot are the only ones there.

This is better than direct e-mail communication because it doesn't limit the conversation to only the direct participants, similar to a mailing list. See IRC_channel#Channel logs.

Address

Browser-based IRC client

You can join the #arxfatalis IRC channel in your web browser by clicking on this link: #arxfatalis

Channel logs

We've decided to acquire an IRC logging bot so you don't have to stay logged in 24/7. This bot has been kindly set up and is hosted by OpenGameArt.

The logs are currently password protected and can be found here: http://arx-libertatis.org/irclogs/. The link forwards to the real log address and has user:pass already encoded into it:

  • Username: arxfatalis
  • Password: saysthezenmaster

IRC log timestamps are UTC-7.

Pastebins

It's often useful to share code snippets or log files on the channel. Pastebins provide an easy way to exchange these kind of snippets without flooding the IRC channel. Simply paste the URL of your pasted text into the channel instead of the text itself.

We prefer to use gist as standard pastebin for #arxfatalis: https://gist.github.com/ (or http://n0.pe/p/)