IRC/New Channel Guide
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Getting your own channel for your community or group is a quick and easy process. If you want any help, we have a help forum, and if you can connect to IRC, a help channel called #help, as well as other ways to contact our staff on our Help page in the menu above.
- Click on the IRC button in the menu above, and enter a nickname for yourself, and a name for your new channel. The name should begin with a #, and cannot contain spaces. After this, click connect and you'll connect to the IRC network and join your channel, which will be empty and owned by no one; you just need to register it. If you have your own IRC client, you can use that to connect to irc.tellaerad.net on port 6667 or 6697 for SSL, and join the channel with that.
- If you don't already have a registered account on our IRC network, enter "/ns register password email", replacing "password" with your desired password and "email" with your email address. There's no email activation; your account is instantly active and your nickname reserved. In future, you'll need to tick "Identify to NickServ" and enter your password when connecting through the webclient, or login using "/identify password" or "/msg NickServ identify password" when connecting using your own client.
- To create your channel, all you need to do is enter "/cs register #channel", replacing #channel with your channel name. If you are using your own client which doesn't support custom commands, use "/msg ChanServ register #channel". The channel is now registered and owned by your account. If you want more than one channel, you can just enter "/join #channel" and run the registraion command again for every additional channel you want.
- To get an AJAX client to embed in your website, all you need to do is click the icon in the top left of the webclient, select "Add webchat to your site", and follow the short wizard, which will ask you for a channel or channels to include. When you're done, you'll be given a link, which you can either link to directly, or embed in an IFRAME to include it as a part of your own website.
For a guide to running your new channel, including how to add other staff, set topics, how to ban abusive users, and what options are available, check out our channel operator guide. For a basic guide to connecting with multiple clients, and more information on the IRC network and our servers, and our custom commands and functionality, take a look at our main IRC page.