Beginners' Guide to IRC

To chat to people on IRC is quite trivial: type your text, and it appears on the screen. To do more complicated stuff than this, you use commands. All commands begin with /.

There's only one commonly used command, and you can still get along without it. It is the /me command. It allows you to present text as an action performed by your online persona. For example, if your nickname is Razorbill, typing:

/me flaps his wings and clicks his beak!

appears on screen as:

Razorbill flaps his wings and clicks his beak!

This is the same as the : command on MUCKs.

Other commands include: